Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have received hundreds of inquiries from registrants and the public. We have recently updated our list of frequently asked questions (FAQ).
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The theme of CDSBC’s 2019/20 Annual Report is transformation because we could think of no better way to describe the past year. Quite simply, we re-imagined what it means to be an effective and trustworthy regulator, one that, above all, serves and protects the public of this province.
We have continued to move forward on the delivery of our 32-item Action Plan to fulfill our commitment to the Minister of Health. The significant progress made towards meeting the 12-month timeframe is outlined in the Action Plan Progress Report.
Over the past year, CDSBC has completely re-designed our committee structure to reflect our over-arching commitment to protecting patients and the public. The changes aim to make our decision-making more streamlined and effective and include increased public representation. The Board has appointed 90 individuals to serve on CDSBC's 10 committees.
Thank you to everyone who stepped forward in response to the call for committee members, and also to the 40 committee members who did not apply to be re-appointed. Many of you have served on committees and contributed for several terms.
The bylaws to support these committee changes have been filed with the Ministry of Health and are now in force.
Dr. Kyle I.T. Nawrot
Dr. Nawrot has admitted to professional misconduct in that, with respect to a number of patients, he :
Dr. Mahsa Farshchi
Dr. Farshchi has signed two Memorandums of Agreement and Undertaking (MAU) with the College. The first MAU acknowledges ethical concerns with respect to her billing, and the second acknowledges concerns related to:
Dr. Deanna D. Geddo Pok
Dr. Geddo Pok has admitted to professional misconduct in that, with respect to a number of patients, she:
When a complaint is resolved, both the registrant and the complainant receive an invitation to provide their feedback on the complaint process via an exit survey. Survey respondents are asked for their views on such factors as fairness, timeliness and respect, as well as the College’s communications throughout the process.
Dr. Meredith Moores has been appointed as CDSBC’s Director of Professional Practice. Meredith was a complaint investigator with the College for several years before she was appointed Acting Director of Professional Practice in 2018. Her contributions include oversight of the day-to-day activities of the complaints team as well as additional aspects of the changes directed by the Ministry of Health in response to the Cayton Report. Meredith brings extensive clinical and academic experience in both private and public spheres of dentistry.
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We are seeking a general or specialist dentist with a minimum of 10 years of current practice experience to join the Complaints Department three days per week as a Complaint Investigator.
If you are interested in making a significant contribution to the professional regulation of dentistry and enjoy working as a part of a collaborative team, this contract position may be for you. The deadline is 4pm on Tuesday, August 4.
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Our June 26 Board meeting was held online. You can view a recording of the public portion of the meeting here.
Upcoming Board Meeting
The next Board meeting will be held virtually on September 11, 2020 at 10 am.
For more information and the dates of all upcoming board meetings, see the Board meetings page on the website.
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Our staff will be offline on Monday, August 3 for BC Day. Regular operations will resume at 8 am on Tuesday, August 4, 2020