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​​​Contact News Bulletin

The Contact News Bulletin is distributed by email and is posted to our website when dentists, dental therapists and certified dental assistants need to be informed of timely and important matters.

The most recent Contact News Bulletin is below. An archive of past issues remains online for your reference.

For information about upcoming Continuing Education opportunities, visit our upcoming events page.

16 August 2017



​​Consultation on Third-Party Billing (Second Notice)​​

Practice Tip: What's That Clicking Sound?

Webinar for Dentists in "Limited" Categories

Discipline Hearing Notice: Dr. Davepal S. Dhillon

Join us at a Listening Session

June Board Meeting Highlights

​Call for Nominations for 2018 CDSBC Awards

Board Meeting: 23 September

​Holiday Office Closure

​​Consultation on Third-Party Billing (Second Notice)​​​​

The College invites feedback on a draft statement on third-party billing. The consultation period is open until 20 October 2017.

The statement was developed by the Ethics Committee in response to concerns that some patients, whose treatment involves dental laboratory work that is legitimately performed by a dental laboratory, are sub​​sequently being billed by an intermediate company that operates as a third party.

The statement was approved by the Board for consultation at the June Board meeting. If approved, the draft statement will be incorporated into the College's standards and guidelines for registrants.

Read more and submit feedback

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Practice Tip: What's That Clicking Sound?​​

Considerations for Management of TMD

A number of recent complaint investigations have reinforced the need for careful evaluation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) complex. In this practice tip, Dr. Meredith Moores reminds practitioners that dentists are expected to provide a pre-treatment comprehensive TMJ and muscle assessment and document any pre-existing condition. Doing so provides the best opportunity for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, and also ensures that optimum care will be provided.​

Read the latest practice tip

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Webinar for Dentists in "Limited" Categories​

Dentists who hold "limited" education/research/volunteer registration with the College are invited to help shape improvements to the College's quality assurance program by participating in a webinar.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Register Here 

Members of the QA Program Working Group will describe the opportunities and challenges of quality assurance, and present what they've learned so far. Then, you'll have the opportunity to give feedback to the College. Please note: this event is not CE eligible.​

Read previous QA webinar summaries

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Discipline Hearing Notice: Dr. Davepal S. Dhillon​​

A panel of the Discipline Committee will conduct a hearing regarding the conduct and competence of Victoria dentist Dr. Davepal Dhillon. The hearing is scheduled for 30-31 August 2017.

The hearing will address allegations that Dr. Dhillon failed to comply with a Memorandum of Agreement and Understanding that he signed, and that he failed to respond to requests for information and inquiries from the College.

Discipline Hearing Date and Location
30-31 August 2017 – 9:30 a.m.
Sutton Place Hotel, Salon Renoir room (third floor)
845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C.

RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of the CEO's Office, at no later than 25 August 2017 if you wish to reserve a seat.​

Read the full citation​

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Join us at a Listening Session​​

Listening Sessions are your opportunity to speak directly with your peers and the College while providing input on key activities and policy development. The sessions emphasize registrant discussion and CDSBC listening.

Find out more in this short video


(immediately follows Vancouver & District Dental Society event) 

Monday, 25 September 2017
4 - 6pm (refreshments served at 3:30 )
Fairmont Pacific Rim
1038 Canada Place, Vancouver

Register through the Vancouver & District Dental Society by emailing



(during the Thompson Okanagan Dental Society Meeting)

Thursday, 19 October 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm (refreshments served at 6:00)
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
1310 Water St., Kelowna​​

This event is free of charge. If you are not registering for the TODS meeting but wish to participate in this session, please RSVP to  ​

Topics for this sessions include the corporatization of dentistry and the update of CDSBC’s Bylaws. Listening sessions are not eligible for CE. 

Read More​

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June Board Meeting Highlights

A summary of the 24 June 2017 board meeting is available on the website. Meeting topics included:

  • Terms of reference for Facial Aesthetics Working Group
  • Framework for inspection of dental of dental offices that provide moderate parenteral (IV) sedation
  • Board commitment re: First Nations cultural safety and humility course
  • Ethics Committee recommendations for Article 5 (old code of ethics)
  • Ethics Committee draft statement on third-party billing
  • Bylaws Working Group review of College Bylaws​
Read the board highlights  

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Call for Nominations for 2018 CDSBC Awards

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the College? The Nominations Committee is accepting nominations for the 2018 CDSBC Awards until 30 September. Award winners will be honoured at a ceremony on 8 March 2018 during the Pacific Dental Conference.

Nomination Form

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Board Meeting: 23 September

The next meeting of the CDSBC Board will be at 8:30 am on Saturday, 23 September at the Terminal City Club, “Presidents Room,” 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. 

If you wish to reserve a seat and meeting package, please RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of the CEO’s Office, at no later than 15 September 2017. 

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Holiday Office Closure


Our office will be closed on Monday, 4 September for Labour Day. We will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, 5 September 2017.

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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.