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​​Contact News Bulletin

The Contact News Bulletin is distributed by email and is posted to our website when dentists, dental therapists and certified dental assistants need to be informed of timely and important matters.

The most recent Contact News Bulletin is below. An archive of past issues remains online for your reference.

For information about upcoming Continuing Education opportunities, visit our upcoming events page.

28  February 2018

IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN  ​

 


Annual Renewal Deadline is Tomorrow

Advertising Bylaw Will Be Enforced as of 1 March

Board Election: Close of Nominations is 15 March

Publication Notice: Dr. Karim A. Lalani

A Better Quality Assurance Program

Lost or Stolen Prescription Pads

Join us at the 2018 Awards Ceremony



Annual Renewal Deadline is Tomorrow

Registrants: the deadline to renew your registration or certification is Thursday, 1 March. Log in to your account on the online system to complete your renewal and make your payment. If you do not renew on time, you are not permitted to pactise until you have reinstated. An additional reinstatement fee will apply.

Find out what you need to renew and how to pay your fees at www.cdsbc.org/annual-renewal

Renew today

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Advertising Bylaw Will Be Enforced as of 1 March

Is your advertising and promotional material in compliance with the requirements set out in Bylaw Part 12 on Advertising and Promotional Activities? Starting 1 March 2018, submissions about non-compliance that are received by the College will be handled as complaints via the College’s complaints process. Bylaw Part 12 contributes to public protection by requiring that all promotional activities are clear, verifiable, understandable, and not misleading, incomplete or deceptive.

Please refer to the updated document Bylaw 12 Interpretive Guidelines: Advertising and Promotional Activities for more information.

Bylaw 12 Interpretive Guidelines


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Board Election: Close of Nominations is 15 March

Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 pm on 15 March 2018 for the following positions:

Officers (One-Year Term)

•    President
•    Vice-President
•    Treasurer

Board Members (Two-Year Term)

•    Dentist, District 1 (Fraser Valley)
•    Dentist, District 4 (Vancouver)
•    Certified Specialist
•    UBC Faculty of Dentistry
•    Certified Dental Assistant

Ballots will be mailed by 12 April and the ballot count is 17 May 2018. For more information and the nomination package, click the link below.

Board election

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Publication Notice: Dr. Karim A. Lalani

West Vancouver / Vancouver / Surrey / New Westminster

Dr. Karim Lalani has admitted to professional misconduct with respect to a number of patients in that:

  • He provided treatment that was unnecessary and/or inappropriate and/or not supported by a diagnosis.
  • He provided treatment that fell below the College’s expected standard.
  • He failed to provide patients with all reasonable treatment options, including comprehensive estimates of the proposed treatment plans.
  • He failed to maintain adequate records in accordance with the College’s expected standard for recordkeeping.
  • He submitted insurance claims for treatment when such treatment was unnecessary, not indicated, and/or where the documented treatment did not meet the criteria for payment.

A panel of the Inquiry Committee received and considered Dr. Lalani’s proposal and ordered a reprimand, a six-month suspension (1 April – 30 Sept. 2018), a fine, payment towards the cost of CDSBC’s investigation, an educational program (which includes mentoring), and a two-year period of monitoring, including patient chart reviews. 

Dr. Lalani notice

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A Better Quality Assurance Program

The College Board has approved a proposal for a renewed quality assurance program for registrants, and directed that we engage with stakeholders over the coming months.

Because the draft program is not simply a document, but an entire program with various elements, the consultation will involve face-to-face and online presentations with opportunities for feedback. If you are registered to attend the 2018 Pacific Dental Conference, please join the Quality Assurance working group in the Exhibit Hall (to the right of the main stage) at 4 pm on Friday 9 March for refreshments and conversation about the program.

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Lost or Stolen Prescription Pads

The Ministry of Health issues FanOut messages to pharmacies to communicate critical information about PharmaNet outages and lost or stolen prescription pads.

To report a lost, stolen or forged prescription pad, registrants must call the PharmaNet support services and provide the following information:
•    Folio number(s)
•    Prescriber’s name, location and license/registration number
•    Contact information

Additional information is available on the Ministry of Health website (link below).

Ministry of Health


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Join us at the 2018 Awards Ceremony

Each year CDSBC recognizes volunteers who have made significant contributions to the College and the dental profession. You are invited to join us in honouring this year’s 11 award recipients at a reception and ceremony on Thursday, 8 March 2018, 6 pm at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Mackenzie Room). Please RSVP to events@cdsbc.org by Thursday, 1 March.

2018 Award Winners

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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.    

 

           

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