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   7 October 2015 

IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN

REGISTER NOW: Complaints & Discipline Information Session
​NEW: Dental Radiography Standards & Guidelines
Registration Hearing: Anonymous Former Registrant
Emotional Health and the Dentist Article Series
UPDATED: A Guide to CDA Services
Enhanced "Registrant Lookup" Replaces "Directory of Dentists"
If Your CE Cycle Ends 31 December 2015, Submit Your Credits Now
Keep Your Contact Information Up to Date
Highlights of the 12 September Board Meeting
Next Board Meeting - 28 November
Upcoming events and CE Opportunities
Thanksgiving Office Closure


REGISTER NOW: Complaints & Discipline Information Session

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue – Asia Pacific Hall
580 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver
5:30-8:30pm

You are invited to join the conversation at CDSBC's information session for registrants. This is the best opportunity to ask questions and get straight answers from members of the Board, the Inquiry Committee, senior staff, and dentist Complaint Investigators.

If time allows, we will also discuss other topics of interest raised by registrants in the pre-event survey.

Seating is still available and there is no cost to attend. You can attend in person or via webcast. Those who participate in the webcast will be able email questions to the session moderator.

Log in to Register


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NEW: Dental Radiography Standards & Guidelines

Download your copy of the new Dental Radiograph Standards & Guidelines now. This document, which was posted for consultation earlier this year, has been approved by the Board with edits that arose during the consultation period. An appendix has been added to make it easier for practitioners to access the highlights from one of the source documents on which the document is based (SEDENTEXCT Evidence-Based Guidelines on Cone Beam [CBCT] for Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology).

Read the Dental Radiography Standards & Guidelines


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Registration Hearing: Anonymous Former Registrant

The Registration Committee held a hearing on an application for reinstatement as a general dentist. After receiving extensive written evidence and submissions, the Committee convened for two days in January 2015 for oral evidence and submissions.

The applicant did not satisfy the Registration Committee that he meets the requirements for reinstatement; his application was denied.

Read the Registration Committee's decision


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Emotional Health and the Dentist Article Series

Emotional Health and the Dentist is a series of articles about fictional dentist Noah Marshall, and his struggle with addiction. It was authored by addiction medicine physician Dr. Paul H. Earley. The goal of the series is to raise awareness of dentists in Canada about addiction disease and opportunities for treatment and recovery.

This was a joint project by the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation and the Canadian Dental Association. In support of CDSBC’s wellness initiative, all registrants will receive a copy of Emotional Health and the Dentist in the mail later this month. It is also available on the CDSBC website.

Read the series


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UPDATED: A Guide to CDA Services

The Board approved a clarification to the 2009 document, A Guide to CDA Services, which was created as a reader-friendly synopsis of the services CDAs may provide under Bylaw 8. The original version incorrectly contained a notation that was inconsistent with the bylaw and has been removed.

Read the updated Guide to CDA Services


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Enhanced "Registrant Lookup" Replaces "Directory of Dentists"

You can now look up any CDSBC registrant – dentist, dental therapist or CDA – on the CDSBC website. The new Registrant Lookup also includes more information about dentists and more search options.


Other improvements:

  • Access the Registrant Lookup from any page of the site
  • Advanced search options for dentists allows you to search by dental specialty, language and postal code
  • Location and contact information includes a Google powered map
  • Additional information such as sedation qualifications and limits or conditions on practice have been added
Try the Registrant Lookup now


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If Your CE Cycle Ends 31 December 2015, Submit Your Credits Now

A reminder has been mailed to registrants whose three-year continuing education (CE) cycle is ending 31 December 2015. You can submit your CE credits by logging into the CDSBC website. If you do not meet your three-year CE requirements you will be unable to renew your registration/certification in 2016.

Log in to submit CE credits


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Keep Your Contact Information Up to Date

Registrants have a professional responsibility to ensure CDSBC has your current address, phone number and email address. To update your information, log in to your online account and make any changes under My Account > Update Address.

Log in to update your account 

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Highlights from the 12 September Board Meeting

A summary of the first meeting of the 2015/16 CDSBC Board is available at the link below. This document is an unofficial summary of the open portion of the board meeting and decisions made during the in-camera portion. Official records can be found in the minutes, which will be posted on the website after they have been approved at the next Board meeting on 28 November.

Read the Board Highlights

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Next Board Meeting – 28 November

The next meeting of the CDSBC Board is Saturday, 28 November 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. The meeting starts at 9:00 am in the English Bay Room on the 34th floor. To attend as an observer, please RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of CEO’s Office, at ncrosby@cdsbc.org by 20 November.

Board Meetings


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Upcoming Events and CE Opportunities

CDSBC regularly leads presentations and holds workshops for registrants around the province. Visit our events page for an up-to-date listing of where we will be in the coming months.

CDSBC Events

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Thanksgiving Office Closure

The CDSBC office will be closed Monday, 12 October for Thanksgiving. We will reopen at 8:00am on Tuesday, 13 October.

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This Contact News Bulletin is distributed to registrants for the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. It is one of CDSBC's official methods of notification to its registrants. Registrants are responsible for reading College publications to ensure that they are aware of current standards, policies and guidelines.