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                                                                                                                                                                                31 January 2019 


Annual Renewal Deadline is 1 March 
Sedation Standards and Guidelines Revisions: Emergency Equipment/Drugs
Notice of Election and Call for Nominations

Volunteer Recognition Evening

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training
February Board Meeting
College Events

Office Closures

Annual Renewal Deadline is 1 March

All registrants should have received a renewal package in the mail earlier this month. Renew on time to avoid a lapse in your ability to practise.

In order to renew your registration you must have fulfilled the Quality Assurance requirements (continuing education and continuous practice). Please contact the registration department at if you have any questions.

Note: Registrants who do not renew by 1 March will not be not permitted to practise and your malpractice insurance will be invalid until they have been reinstated (for which there is an additional fee). Dentists, you are responsible for ensuring your staff have appropriate registration/certification at all times.

Log in to your account today to complete your renewal and make your payment.

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Sedation Standards and Guidelines Revisions: Emergency Equipment/Drugs 

The Minimal and Moderate Sedation, Deep Sedation, and General Anesthesia Sedation Standards and Guidelines have been revised to include the following emergency equipment requirement: 

Emergency equipment and drugs must be consolidated and stored in a well-organized, self-contained, mobile unit (cart or kit) at a centralized location that is readily available at all times. Drugs must be current and readily identifiable. The emergency cart or kit will contain all drugs and equipment necessary to perform emergency procedures. An emergency cart or kit must be present in each facility before any procedure is commenced. Emergency carts or kits must not be shared with other facilities when sedations are performed. The emergency cart or kit must be present until the patient is discharged from the facility.

The revised sedation and anaesthesia Standards and Guidelines documents have been published on the College website on the Sedation and Anaesthesia page.  

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Notice of Election and Call for Nominations

The CDSBC Board is made up of 23 members: 12 elected members (10 dentists and 2 certified dental assistants) and 11 public members appointed by the Minister of Health.The role of every board member is the same: to uphold CDSBC’s mandate to protect the public – not to “represent” any particular group.

We are now accepting nominations for the following positions on the CDSBC Board:

Board Officers – one-year term

​(1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020):

  • President
  • Vice-President 
  • Treasurer

Dentist and CDA Board Members – two-year term

(1 July 2019 – 30 June 2021):

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

Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 pm on 14 March 2019. Before deciding to run as a candidate, please carefully consider the responsibilities, skills and time commitment required a summary is provided in the Notice of Election and Call for Nominations that was included in renewal packages mailed earlier in January).  

More information regarding CDSBC’s governance structure, including board member role descriptions, can be found in the Board Governance Manual and in Part 2 of the CDSBC Bylaws.  

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Please Join Us at the CDSBC Volunteer Recognition Evening

You are invited to join us at an event to celebrate the many volunteers who contribute to dental regulation and the College's mandate to serve and protect the public.

Thursday, 7 March 2019 at 6pm
Mackenzie Ballroom at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.

Please RSVP to by 15 February if you wish to attend.

The awards ceremony will take place as part of the Volunteer Recognition Evening. View the 2019 award winners here

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San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program

In 2017, all of BC’s health regulators signed a Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility. The declaration is endorsed by the Ministry of Health and the First Nations Health Authority and has been signed by all of BC’s health authorities. The Board supports the declaration and its principles, which includes promoting the value of cultural safety training to the professionals we regulate. More information is available in the progress report on the first year of the commitment. 

The Provincial Health Services Authority has developed a facilitated online training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with First Nations and Aboriginal people. The online training program is eligible for CE credits. 

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February Board Meeting

The Board will be meeting on Friday, 22 February 2019, 8:30 am at the Terminal City Club, Skidmore Room, Level 2, 837 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 by 14 February


College Events

The College often hosts and participates in various events throughout the year. Visit our events page for an up-to-date listing and registration information.


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Office Closures

 The office will be closed on the following dates:
  • ​Monday, 18 February for Family Day. We will reopen at 8;00 am on Tuesday, 19 February 2019
  • Thursday, 21 February for staff training. We will reopen at 8:00 am on Friday, 22 February 2019

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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.