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2022/23 Annual Renewal​​
COVID-19 Update
Continuing Education Deadline
Upcoming Board Meeting
Holiday Closure​


2022/23 Annual Renewal

Registrants will be able to renew their registration with CDSBC using the online system beginning Friday, January 7, 2022.

Annual Renewal Fees

We are sharing this notice of the 2022/23 renewal fees for CDSBC registrants.

A detailed breakdown of fees is available in Schedule E (PDF), which will be incorporated into CDSBC's bylaws.

We are pleased to announce that CDSBC fees will remain the same for most registrants in the 2022/23 fiscal year. Details include:

  • Certified dental assistant and dental therapist fees remain the same as last year.
  • ​Dentists in most categories*, however, will see a significant decrease (up to $1,800) in the fee paid at renewal in 2022/23, as BC Dental Association (BCDA) fees have been removed from Schedule E. The decision to cease collecting equivalent fees on behalf of the BCDA for the 2022/23 fiscal year was made by the CDSBC Board per CDSBC Bylaw 3.09(4), which directs that CDSBC must not collect funds as an agent for any association as of March 1, 2022.​

*In the past, dentists in most categories registered with CDSBC paid equivalent BCDA fees upon renewal. Specifically, dentists in all registration categories except for Limited (education; armed services and government), Limited (post-graduate), Limited (research), Limited (volunteer) and Non-practising, paid fees to both CDSBC and BCDA.

Schedule E​

Annual Renewal Opens January 7

The CDSBC Bylaws require registrants to renew their 2022/23 registration or certification by Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

You will be notified by email when the online renewal system opens on January 7, 2022. To renew, log in to your account, complete the forms and pay your annual fee.

Registrants must ensure the following is current:

  • Quality assurance requirements (continuing education and continuous practice hours) are met
  • Contact information
  • Liability insurance (dentists only)
  • Criminal record check: CDSBC submits a CRC application on your behalf every five years. If your five-year criminal record check is in process, and you have recently been contacted by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General to provide additional information for your criminal record check, you must submit proof to CDSBC that you are complying with their request to finalize your renewal. If you have any questions about this, please email registration@cdsbc.org.​
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COVID-19 Update: Priority Access to COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Available to CDSBC Registrants and their Staff

Last week, Immunize BC shared the timeline and process for CDSBC registrants and their staff working in the community—categorized as “community health care workers"—to get priority access to COVID‑19 vaccination booster doses. In early January 2022, community health care workers will be invited to receive their booster, based on the interval from their Dose 2 vaccination.

CDSBC sent the information from Immunize BC via email to all of our registrants with details from Immunize BC on how to register for the community health care worker booster vaccination list. Please check your email inbox for a message titled Action Required: Priority access to COVID-19 booster vaccination (sent by CDSBC on December 17, 2021).

For CDSBC, this will apply to registrants working in private practice settings; registrants working in acute and residential care settings have already received information on accessing their booster shots.

Registration for this booster program requires a special access code, which is included in the email that was sent to you. The self-identification code is confidential – those who are not eligible to use the code will be turned away at the vaccination clinic.

Have questions? Phone the call centre at 1-833-838-2323, available daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (PST).

Read our previous COVID-19 updates for registrants >>

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Continuing Education Deadline

Registrants whose continuing education (CE) cycle ends on Friday, December 31, 2021, and who have not yet met the minimum requirements for renewal have until 11:59 p.m. on December 31 to do so.

How to Submit CE Credits

If you have unsubmitted CE credits for sessions you have already completed, please submit them now. CDSBC accepts CE credit submissions via the online portal, email, or by mail. Submission instructions are outlined on the CE Submission webpage.

Looking for CE Opportunities?

CDSBC's variety of online courses are currently offered at no charge to help you earn credits before the deadline. Visit cdsbc.org/courses to learn more.

Important note: Rest assured that as long as the eligible course was taken on or before December 31, 2021, those credits will be added to your 2019-2021 CE cycle.

More Information

Unsure if you meet the requirements? Log in and review your transcript.

For further information and/or assistance, please email CE@cdsbc.org, or call 604-736-3621 (toll free 1-800-663-9169). ​

Check Your Transcript​

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CDSBC's next Board meeting will be held online on Friday, February 25, 2021.

Due to technical limitations, members of the public and registrants are currently unable to attend online board meetings; however, meeting packages are posted on the website approximately one week before the meeting and questions/comments related to the agenda are invited in advance of the meeting via the Board question submission form. Meeting agendas include a standing time designated for public/registrant comments and questions. The responses to any questions from the public or registrants will be indicated in the meeting minutes, which are posted following the meeting.

Learn more by reading the Public and Registrant Participation Policy.

​Board Meetings

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Holiday Closure​

CDSBC will be closed for the holiday break from 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2021 until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

In the event of a critical incident, an emergency involving patient safety, or for registrants with health concerns, please call 604-736-3621 and press 7 to reach the Registrar's Office.

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This Contact News is distributed to registrants and stakeholders of 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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