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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.

20 December 2017

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Review Your Advertising and Promotional Materials Before 1 March 2018

Annual Renewal Opens 11 January 2018

Moratorium Re: Pediatric Sedation is Extended

Opioid Information Package for Prescribers

President’s Blog

2018 Award Winners

February Board Meeting

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

Upcoming Events and CE Opportunities  

Christmas Holiday Closure 



Review Your Advertising and Promotional Materials Before 1 March 2018

​Starting 1 March 2018, submissions and complaints of non-compliance received by the College regarding registrants’ advertising and promotional materials will be dealt with via the complaints process. The revised CDSBC Bylaw Part 12 that came into effect on 27 November 2017 provides the standard against which complaints will be assessed by the Inquiry Committee. Please review all of your advertising and promotional material in advance of 1 March to ensure that it complies with the requirements set out in Bylaw Part 12. Further guidance to assist in compliance with the revised bylaw will be provided in the coming months.

Bylaw part 12 

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Annual Renewal Opens 11 January 2018​

The board has approved the annual renewal fees, and the College’s budget includes a modest fee increase of $50 for all practising dentists, except those holding limited or temporary registration. There is also a fee increase of $15 for practising CDAs. Registrants will receive a renewal notice in the mail in the second week of January.

2018/19 fee schedule (PDF)
2018/19 fee memo (PDF)  

The deadline to complete your annual renewal and submit your fees is 1 March 2018. If you do not renew by 1 March you are not permitted to practise until you have reinstated, and an additional reinstatement fee will apply. 

Note: Dentists or CDAs who plan to retire effective 1 March 2018 must do so through the online renewal process by choosing the ‘Retired/Resigned’ option. Dentists who want their retirement to be effective prior to 1 March 2018, can complete the Retirement/Registration form and submit to CDSBC.

​Read steps for retiring/resigning​

​Annual renewal​


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Moratorium Re: Pediatric Sedation is Extended

At the 24 November 2017 meeting, the College Board extended the moratorium on new applications to register credentials to provide moderate pediatric sedation (patients 12 years and under) for dentists who have learned the modality in a short-course format. The extension allows the Sedation Committee to further review the safety of short-course format training for this modality.

Sedation and anaesthesia resources

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Opioid Information Package for Prescribers

Health-related agencies across the country are being asked to take action to improve prevention, treatment and harm reduction associated with problematic use of opioids. The following resources are being mailed to dentists this month:


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President’s Blog: Twelve Months of Listening

In his latest blog post, President Don Anderson reflects on the last year of engagement through the College’s listening sessions:

“Over the past year, I have found myself across the table from old friends from dental school, and from young practitioners burdened by debt and trying to make a go of it in a world far more complex than forty years ago." Read more

President's blog


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2018 Award Winners

We are pleased to announce that the following volunteers will be honoured at the CDSBC Awards Ceremony on 8 March 2018 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver. All registrants are invited to attend the reception and ceremony. 

Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Greg Card
Mr. Dan de Vita
Dr. Leetty Huang
Mr. Rick Lemon

Award of Merit

Ms. Agnes Arevalo, CDA
Mr. Brad Daisley
Ms. Susanne Feenstra, CDA
Ms. Sherry Messenger, CDA
Dr. Reza Nouri
Dr. Bert Smulders
Dr. David Speirs

Event details


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February Board Meeting

The Board will be meeting on Saturday, 24 February 2018, 8:30 am at the Marriott Hotel,1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.

To reserve a meeting package and ensure adequate seating, observers should RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of the CEO's Office, at ncrosby@cdsbc.org by 15 February.

Board meetings

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

If your three-year CE cycle ends 31 December 2017 and you have yet to submit your CE credits, the most efficient way to do so is by logging into your online account. If you have credits that are pending, ensure you have submitted the documentation necessary for sessions that are self-study or 12 credits or more

As long as you have earned the eligible credits prior to 31 December 2017, they will be included in the current cycle, even if they are not processed by the end of the year.

Please note it is currently taking up to three weeks to process submissions.

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.

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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.

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  Christmas Holiday Closure

 

Our office will be closed from noon on Thursday, 21 December for the holidays and will reopen at 8:00 am on Wednesday, 3 January 2018.

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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.    

 

           

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