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Notice of Proposed Amendments to Bylaw Parts 2 (College Board) and 4 (College Committees and Panels)
Get Ready for the 2020 Board Election
Annual Renewal Deadline is March 1
​​Does anyone in your office hold a CDSBC Radiography Designation?
College Events​​​​
​​​Next Board Meeting
Holiday Closure​​​

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Bylaw Parts 2 (College Board) and 4 (College Committees and Panels)

On January 29, 2020, the Board of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) approved amendments to Parts 2 and 4 of the CDSBC bylaws dealing with the College Board and College committees and panels.

The proposed bylaw amendments will allow the College to deliver on its Action Plan to the Minister of Health. Comments on the proposed bylaw amendments are welcome before May 11, 2020.​​

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Get Ready for the 2020 Board Election

Registrants received notice of the 2020 election by email this year, instead of by post. The nomination period is now open. Key details related to the election, nominations process, and the changes to the Board are available here.

The CDSBC Board election takes place March 25 - April 8 and voting will be held online. This means that all election materials are being sent by email. In order to ensure that your election ballot reaches you, it is more important than ever that we have your personal email address on file as your main email address. Log in now to update your contact information:

What's new

Certified dental assistants, dental therapists and dentists can now vote for all elected board positions, and dental therapists can now run for election to the Board. ​

guy-computer-renewal.jpgAnnual Renewal Deadline is March 1

This is a reminder that registrants must renew their 2020/21 registration or certification by March 1, 2020.

Annual renewal is open. To renew, log in to your account, complete the forms and pay your annual fee. You will not receive a hard copy notice of renewal.

Registrants must ensure the following is current:

  • Liability insurance (dentists only)
  • Quality Assurance requirements (continuing education and continuous practice hours) are up-to-date
  • Contact information

Criminal Record Check: CDSBC automatically submits a CRC application on your behalf every 5 years. Learn more here.

Dentist fee breakdown:

Most dentists pay two fees at renewal. For renewal in 2020, the fee breakdown is as follows:

  • CDSBC $1,633
  • BC Dental Association $1,800*

    Total: $3,433

Learn more about the fees here


Dentists, dental therapists or CDAs who plan to retire effective March 1, 2020 can do so through the online renewal process by choosing the 'Retired/Resigned' option. Dentists who want their retirement to be effective prior to March 1, 2020, can complete the Retirement/Resignation form and submit to CDSBC.

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guy-computer-renewal.jpgDoes anyone in your office hold a CDSBC Radiography Designation?

We are currently updating the contact information we have for those that hold the CDSBC Radiography Designation. If you know a chairside dental assistant or receptionist who exposes radiographs and is not a certified dental assistant, please help us get in touch by sending them to to update their contact information and to confirm whether they continue to expose radiographs with this designation.

Radiography form​​


Next Board Meeting​

The next meeting of the CDSBC Board is at 10 am on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, in Vancouver.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to please RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of the CEO's Office by March 12, 2020 at

Questions related to the issues on the agenda can be submitted to the Board in advance of the meeting using the Board question submission form. Meeting agendas include a standing time designated for comments and questions from the public and registrants. Learn more by reading the Public and Registrant Participation Policy.

A meeting package will be posted on the website one week before the meeting. For more information and the dates of all upcoming board meetings, see the Board meetings page on the website.

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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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Holiday Closure​

The office will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 for Family Day. We will reopen at 8 am on Tuesday, February 18.

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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.