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Dr. Chris Hacker Appointed Registrar/CEO

Posted 1 March 2019

The Board of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC has appointed Dr. Chris Hacker to the role of Registrar and Chief Executive Officer effective 1 March 2019.

Chris will direct the operations of the College to achieve its mandate of public protection. He brings an in-depth knowledge of our core functions of registration, practice standards, and complaints and discipline. He has overseen the development of our new 2019-22 Strategic Plan, which reflects a commitment to improved health outcomes for the public.

Chris has fulfilled the duties of Registrar on an acting basis since April 2018. Prior to that, he was Deputy Registrar for the College as well as Director of Professional Practice. He first joined the College as a Complaint Investigator in 2011 and later took on the role of Policy & Practice Advisor.

Chris has developed and delivered several courses and lectures at dental component societies and for UBC Dentistry students. In his practice years, he was involved in a number of study clubs, is a fellow of national and international academies, was a founding member of the Study Club Alliance of B.C., and continues as an examiner for the National Dental Examining Board.

To get in touch with Chris, you can contact the Registrar’s Office at