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24 February 2017

IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN  


Renew Your Registration/Certification by 1 March
Prescribing and Dispensing Drugs Standard and Guideline
Listening Sessions in Nanaimo and Nelson
Spring 2017 College Update Available Online 
Close of Nominations for the Board Election is 16 March
Join us at the 2017 CDSBC Award Ceremony
​Upcoming Events and CE Opportunities


Renew Your Registration/Certification by 1 March

The deadline to renew your registration or certification is just days away. Log in to your account on the online system to complete your renewal and make your payment.

If you do not renew on time, you are not permitted to practise until you have reinstated, and an additional reinstatement fee will apply.

Find out what you need to renew and how to pay your fees at www.cdsbc.org/annual-renewal

Renew now

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Prescribing and Dispensing Drugs Standard and Guideline

The old policy statement on prescribing and dispensing drugs has been updated and is now part of the standards and guideline series. This document clearly identifies the requirements for prescribing and dispensing drugs by dentists. A full list of changes from the previous policy is available at cdsbc.org/prescribing-and-dispensing-drugs.

Read the standard


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Listening Sessions in Nanaimo and Nelson

Want to have your say on important topics like enhancements to the Quality Assurance Program or the business of dentistry and corporate structures?

Join us at an upcoming listening session to share your input for consideration by the College as it develops policy.

Nanaimo
Tuesday, 28 March
5:30 – 8pm (light meal provided)

Register for the Nanaimo session

Nelson
Friday, 28 April
4:30 – 7pm (light meal provided)

Register for the Nelson session

Listening sessions are free, but pre-registration is required. Please note that these sessions are not eligible for CE.

Learn more about listening sessions

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Spring 2017 College Update Available Online

Our print newsletter – the College Update – will be mailed to registrants in the first week of March. This issue includes an article from the Registrar/CEO about corporate dentistry, enhancements to the Quality Assurance program, the Board’s strategic priorities and more. Read the newsletter online at the link below.

College Update


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Close of Nominations for the Board Election is 16 March

Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 pm on 16 March 2017 for the following positions:

Officers (One Year)

  • President, Vice-President and Treasurer

Board Members (Two-Year Term)

  • Dentist, District 2 (North)
  • Dentist, District 3 (Southern Interior)
  • Dentist, District 5 (Vancouver Island)
  • Certified Dental Assistant

Ballots will be mailed by 13 April and the ballot count is 18 May 2017. For more information and the nomination package, click the link below.

Board election


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Join us at the 2017 CDSBC Awards Ceremony

Each year CDSBC recognizes volunteers who have made significant contributions to the College and the dental profession. You are invited to join us in honouring this year’s award recipients at a reception and ceremony on Thursday, 9 March 2017 at 6 pm at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Mackenzie Room). Please RSVP to events@cdsbc.org by 1 March.

2017 Award Winners


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Upcoming Events and CE Opportunities

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

Events


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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.