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   21 July 2016  

IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN  

Bylaw 12 (Advertising and Promotional Activities) Interpretive Guidelines
Update to the Minimal and Moderate Sedation in Dentistry Document
Practice Tip: Take a team apporach to infection prevention and control
Continuing Education Updates
Meet the 2016/17 CDSBC Board
Next Board Meeting: 24 September
Upcoming Events and CE Opportunities
Office Closure: 1 August 2016


Bylaw 12 (Advertising and Promotional Activities) Interpretive Guidelines

The deadline to have your practice's advertising and promotional activities in compliance with the revised bylaw is 1 January 2017.

Advertising for dental services needs to be clear, verifiable, understandable, and cannot be misleading, incomplete or deceptive. Under the new bylaw, dentists are only permitted to advertise whether they are general dentists or specialists.

Dentists should be careful when advertising in popular directory services, such as Yellow Pages, to ensure that they are not listing their practice under categories that are not designated specialties (such as teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry) and are therefore misleading to the public

The Ethics Committee has created Interpretive Guidelines to assist registrants in understanding and applying Part 12 of CDSBC Bylaws regarding advertising and promotional activities.

Read the guidelines


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Update to the Minimal and Moderate Sedation in Dentistry document

The standards document Minimal & Moderate Sedation Services in Dentistry (Non-Hospital Facilities) has been updated. The changes were proposed by the Sedation Committee and approved by the Board in June 2016.

While most of the changes are for clarification purposes only, there are two changes of note:

  • A section has been added that sets out the requirements for the oral use of Ketamine by pediatric dentists.
  • Dentists who administer moderate sedation must have mock emergency drills at least every three months (previously it was six months).
 See the list of updates


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Practice Tip: Take a team approach to infection prevention and control

It is every dentist's responsibility to ensure that staff are adequately trained in IPAC procedures and that the necessary supplies and equipment are available, fully operational, up-to-date and routinely monitored for efficacy.

In this practice tip, Dr. Hacker discusses the importance of training and protocols outlined in the Infection Prevention and Control Guideline (PDF). The guidelines give dental health care providers the principles and standards to inform and implement safe and effective infection prevention and control measures in their practice.

Read the tip


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Continuing Education Updates

  • Registrants whose three-year CE cycle is ending 31 December 2016 will receive a reminder email in early September. CDSBC will no longer be sending CE cycle reminders in the mail. Log into your account to find out the details of your CE cycle.
  • Continuing Education (CE) credit submissions are now up to date. If you have submitted CE credits and they are not reflected in your transcript, or if you have questions about pending credits please contact us at CE@cdsbc.org.

Continuing Education


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Meet the 2016/17 CDSBC Board

The 2016/17 CDSBC Board began its term 1 July 2016. The Board includes eight new members; six of whom were voted in during the May 2016 election and two positions that were filled by acclamation. Read all of the board members’ bios at the link below.

CDSBC Board


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Next Board Meeting: 24 September 2016

The first meeting of the 2016/17 Board will be 8:30 am on Saturday, 24 September 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver (34th Floor, "English Bay Room").

To ensure adequate meeting materials and seating, observers should RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of the CEO's Office, at ncrosby@cdsbc.org no later than 2 September 2016. 

Full Schedule of 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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Office Closure: 1 August 2016

The College will be closed on Monday, 1 August for B.C. Day. We will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, 2 August 2016.

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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.