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CDSBC Board Election
Ensure the Professionals You Collaborate With Are Regulated and Accountable
COVID-19 Updates for Registrants
Upcoming Board Meeting
Holiday Closure


CDSBC Board Election

The 2021 CDSBC Board election voting period will open on April 5 and close April 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm (PST) and will be held online.

The CDSBC Bylaws allow practising certified dental assistants, dental therapists and dentists to vote for all elected board member positions.

All eligible voters will receive an electronic ballot via email from Simply Voting no later than April 5 (instead of receiving a paper ballot through the mail).

The results of the election will be determined by Simply Voting and will remain anonymous. It will not be possible for CDSBC to determine how an individual has voted.

Dentist Positions

There will not be a vote for the two registrant (dentist) positions on the Board as only one candidate applied.

CDSBC's Appointments Committee will recruit and recommend to the Board an eligible dentist for the second registrant (dentist) board member position.

Voting for CDA Position

One certified dental assistant (CDA) position is currently open for election to the CDSBC Board. Everyone (certified dental assistants, dental therapists, and dentists) can vote for this position.

Read the candidate statements here >>

More Information

The start date for all three positions is July 1, 2021. Further information will be posted here as the election progresses.

For specific questions, contact registrarsoffice@cdsbc.org.​

Board Election Web Page

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Ensure the Professionals You Collaborate With Are Regulated and Accountable

As a regulated oral health professional, you are responsible for ensuring that any oral health care providers you collaborate with are registrants in good standing with their respective regulatory colleges. Any registrant who delegates, authorizes or prescribes the provision of any service that includes the performance of a restricted activity to any other oral health registrant must do so in accordance with Part 8 of CDSBC's Bylaws.

Health regulatory colleges are required to maintain public directories where you can check the status of their registrants. You can check the status of a certified dental assistant, dental therapist or dentist registrant at any time using CDSBC's Registrant Lookup. ​

Registrants of all four oral health colleges can be confirmed via their public directories at the links below:


CDSBC's Registrant Lookup

COVID-19 Updates for Registrant​s​

Getting the Vaccine

Vaccine invitations have now been extended to CDSBC registrants on behalf of all five health authorities in B.C. The rollout is ultimately being led by the provincial government and the health authorities. As such, requests for additional information should be directed to the relevant health authorities.

Giving the Vaccine

The public health order expanding the health professions able to administer a COVID-19 vaccine was updated by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on March 14 and again on March 24. The updated public health order is here >>

Key updates for CDSBC registrants:

The Quality Assurance Committee has determined that CDSBC registrants (dentists and dental therapists) who complete the above training to become vaccinators may submit it for CE credits.

COVID-19 Emergency Health Provider Registry

Regulated health professionals who are interested in participating in B.C.'s mass immunization program may register their interest via the COVID-19 Emergency Health Provider Registry (EHPR) webform. It is our understanding from the Ministry of Health that opportunities are not limited to those administering the vaccine. Interested CDAs may also have the opportunity in the clinics to assist with tasks such as obtaining patient information, helping to educate patients about the vaccine, and obtaining informed consent for patients without complex medical conditions. More information about signing up is provided by the EHPR in their FAQ.

In-Person Course Work Extension for Sedation/GA Team Members

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our registrants who are clinical sedation and/or general anaesthesia team members have experienced difficulty registering for and/or attending required in-person courses. In recognition of this, we announced last April that courses with in-person components could be deferred. This deferral is extended again until May 1, 2021. ​

After May 1, individuals seeking further extension may email CDSBC's sedation program coordinator Ruby Ma (rma@cdsbc.org) with a request. Proof of course registration or proof of intent to retrain are required. Cases will be reviewed on an individual basis. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Sedation and General Anaesthesia Committee will also continue to consider further extension as appropriate.

Courses that may be deferred due to in-person components under this extension are:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Difficult Airway Course

Review CDSBC's COVID-19 Updates for Registrants

CDSBC's last Board meeting of the 2020/21 year will be held online on June 11, 2021.

We are unable to have the public and registrants attend online board meetings; however, meeting agendas include a standing time designated for public/registrant comments and questions. Meeting packages are posted on the website approximately one week before the meeting and questions/comments related to the agenda a re invited in advance of the meeting via the Board question submission form. 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.

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Holiday Closure​

CDSBC will be closed on Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5 for the Easter long weekend. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6.

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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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