26 January 2017
All registrants should have received a renewal package in the mail earlier this month. Online renewal is now open, so you can log in to your account on the online system today to complete your renewal and make your payment. The renewal deadline is 1 March 2017.
Note: Registrants who do not renew by 1 March will not be not permitted to practise until they have been reinstated (for which there is an additional fee).
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Our first listening session in Victoria last November was a success and we will be hosting additional sessions in Surrey (23 Feb.), Nanaimo (28 March) and Nelson (28 April). This is your opportunity to have input on key activities and policy initiatives. You can read more here.
Registration is now open for the Surrey Listening Session at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel on Thursday, 23 February from 6-8 pm. (A light meal will be served at 5:30.) The topics to be discussed are sedation, quality assurance, and corporate dentistry.
This event is free, but you must pre-register. Please note that listening sessions are not eligible for CE credits. To see all CDSBC events, visit the events page of the website.
This month Dr. Don Anderson addresses two areas the Board has identified as high priorities: sedation, and considerations about colleagues suffering with addiction.
“This fall we heard the terrible story of the sedation incident with young Amber Atwal in Edmonton. This child had a general anaesthetic (GA) sedation procedure provided by a dentist, after which she suffered a brain injury...”
“I have been furthering my interest in the topics of wellness and addiction since I last wrote about them in October….I'd like to share with you a few of the key things I've learned, and update you on College developments in this area…”
The College of Physicians and Surgeons has updated the Duplicate Prescription Pad order form, which is used by all prescribers. Dentists who require a new duplicate prescription pad should complete the order form on CDSBC’s website (not the version that is included within existing prescription pads) and send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail. We will continue to submit the form to the College of Physicians and Surgeons for processing on your behalf.
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The Board election will be held on 18 May 2017 for the following positions:
Officers (One Year)
Board Members (Two-Year Term)
Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 pm on 16 March 2017. More information and the nomination package are at the link below.
The next meeting of the CDSBC Board will be at 8:30 am on Saturday, 25 February at the Terminal City Club, “Presidents Room,” 837 West Hastings St., Vancouver.
To reserve a meeting package and ensure adequate seating, observers should RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of the CEO’s office, at email@example.com no later than 10 February.
Each year CDSBC recognizes volunteers who have made significant contributions to the College. The 2017 award winners are:
Honoured Member: Dr. Bob Coles
Distinguished Service: Dr. Erik Hutton; Dr. David L. Tobias
Award of Merit: Dr. Ben Balevi; Dr. Pamela Barias; Ms. Melanie Crombie; Mr. Samson Lim; Ms. Elaine Maxwell, CDA; Dr. Jan Versendaal; Dr. Eli Whitney
You are invited to join us in honouring these individuals at the awards reception and ceremony on Thursday, 9 March 2017 at 6 pm at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Mackenzie Room). Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 February.
The CDSBC office will be closed on Monday, 13 February for Family Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, 14 February at 8:00 am.
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