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  6 December 2016  

IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN  


Listening Session: Participant Input Summary Report
Notice of Moratorium Re: Short-course Format for Pediatric Moderate Sedation
Notice of Addendums to Sedation Standards and Guidelines
If your CE Cycle Ends 31 December, Submit Your Credits Now
Changes to the Annual Renewal Process for 2017/18
Practice Tip: You Are Unique — and so Is every other dentist
CDSBC Is Hiring: Sedation Program Coordinator
Board Meeting - 25 February 2017
CDSBC Holiday Office Closure


Listening Session: Participant Input Summary Report

We are hosting listening sessions to engage registrants and stakeholders on policy development initiatives. The sessions emphasize registrant discussion and CDSBC listening. The insights gained through the listening sessions will enhance our work on key topics.

The first listening session took place in Victoria on 3 November. The 36 attendees discussed four key topics: updates to the Quality Assurance Program; the business of dentistry and corporate structures; dental laboratory fees; and emerging issues in dentistry. The report summarizing all the feedback is available at the link below.

Victoria listening session


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Notice of Moratorium Re: Short-course Format for Pediatric Moderate Sedation

At the 25 November 2016 meeting, the College Board placed a 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 (i.e. less than one year). This moratorium takes effect immediately and will be in place for one year to allow the Sedation Committee time to conduct an analysis and make its recommendations on the safety of this modality.

Please note, this does not affect the status for dentists already recognized by CDSBC to provide moderate pediatric sedation.

Sedation and anaesthesia resources

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Notice of Addendums to Sedation Standards and Guidelines

At the 25 November 2016 meeting, the College Board approved changes to require capnography for deep sedation patients, and capnography and/or pre-tracheal stethoscope monitoring for moderate sedation patients.

The requirements will come into force on 25 May 2017.

View the addendum

The Board also approved updates to standards & guidelines for deep sedation and GA Services in non-hospital facilities. These changes deal with: the training requirements for practitioners administering deep sedation or GA; aligning with recent changes to minimal and moderate sedation requirements for emergency drills to be conducted and documented every three months; updating the instructions regarding fasting pre-treatment; and updates to the armamentarium with respect to adenosine and amiodarone.

View the addendum

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

A reminder has been mailed to registrants whose three-year continuing education (CE) cycle is ending 31 December 2016. You can submit your CE credits by logging into the CDSBC website. If you do not meet your three-year CE requirements you will be unable to renew your registration/certification in 2017.

Submit CE credits

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Changes to the Annual Renewal Process for 2017/18

Online renewal will open in mid-January 2017. Registrants can expect a renewal notice to arrive in the mail shortly after the holidays.

Changes to Annual Renewal for 2017/18:

  • Criminal Record Check Process: All registrants are required by the Provincial Government to have a Criminal Record Check (CRC) completed at first registration and every five years thereafter. Until now, registrants applied for CRC themselves. Starting this year, CDSBC will collect one fifth of the CRC fee at annual renewal and effective 1 March 2017, will automatically submit CRC applications on behalf of registrants.

  • Incorporations: This year information about dental corporations will only appear in the renewal forms for the individual shareholder who was selected as "corporate administrator." The corporate administrator is responsible for verifying and updating the corporation's information. To update your current dental corporation permit or to obtain a new permit, click here.  

For more information about the 2017/18 annual renewal changes and requirements for renewal, click the link below. The renewal deadline is 1 March 2017.

Annual renewal


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Practice Tip: You Are Unique – and so Is Every Other Dentist

Your CDAnet unique identification number (UIN) identifies you not only as an individual practitioner but also as the treating dentist. In this practice tip, CDSBC staff dentist, Dr. Meredith Moores helps registrants avoid possible complaints and insurance audits by explaining the importance of correctly using your UIN. Read the tip at the link below.

Practice tip


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CDSBC Is Hiring: Sedation Program Coordinator

We are seeking a health care professional with sedation certification and/or experience to fill the full-time permanent Sedation Program Coordinator position. The deadline to apply is 13 December 2016. Learn more about the position at the link below.  

Careers


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Board Meeting - 25 February 2017

The next meeting of the CDSBC Board will be at 8:30 am on Saturday, 25 February 2017 at the Terminal City Club, “Presidents Room,” 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.

To ensure adequate materials and seating, observers should RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of the CEO’s office, at ncrosby@cdsbc.org no later than 10 February.

Board meetings


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CDSBC Holiday Office Closure

The CDSBC office will close for the holidays at noon on 22 December. We will reopen at 8:00 am on Wednesday, 4 January 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.