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The Ministry of Health is currently running two consultations. registrants and the public are invited to provide feedback directly to the Ministry.
Further to our
September 27 communication to registrants, clinical staff who are part of the sedation and/or general anaesthetic team are required to have current Basic Life Support (BLS) level certification
CDSBC's expectation is that clinical staff on the sedation team hold current BLS certification as defined by the course provider.
It is up to the registrant to determine whether the course meets CDBSC's requirements (see below) and that your certification is valid.
We recognize that there is a broad range of BLS course content and the course offerings are not consistent among providers. To provide clarity, the College will accept any BLS course that is designed for healthcare professionals, and that:
Note that CPR Level C is not acceptable for sedation and/or general anaesthesia clinical staff.
If you are uncertain about the validity of your certification, we recommend contacting your training provider.
Please note that the related standards and guidance documents will be updated in the coming months to reflect all of these changes.
Basic Life Support (BLS) level certification replaces the previous CPR-HCP (Health Care Provider) requirement.
Questions? Contact Ruby Ma, Sedation Program Coordinator, at
Registrants whose continuing education (CE) cycle ends on
December 31, 2019 and who have not yet met the minimum requirements for renewal next year still have time.
If you have credits that you have not yet submitted to the College, please do so now. Submit your CE credits by online at
cdsbc.org/login, or by email (email@example.com) or mail (refer to footer).
For those needing additional credits, CDSBC offers a variety of online courses, which can help you earn CE credits before the December 31 deadline. Visit
www.cdsbc.org/courses to learn more.
For further information and/or assistance, please call Melody Edgett, CE and Registration Assistant, at 604-736-3621 (toll free 1-800-663-9169) or email
Please note: due to high volumes of submissions, it may take up to three weeks for each submission to be processed.
You are required to renew your 2020/21 registration or certification by March 1, 2020.
It is every registrant's responsibility to renew by the deadline. Renewal opens on
January 9, 2020 and is to be done online by logging into your account, completing the forms and paying your annual fee.
Registrants must ensure the following is current:
New this year: the renewal notice will be
emailed to you on January 9, 2020 rather than mailed as in past years. Please be sure to regularly check your emails for news from CDSBC.
Email has become CDSBC's primary form of contact with registrants. Communications circulated by CDSBC are important sources of information about regulation for dentists, dental therapists and certified dental assistants. You are responsible for reading this information.
Please note that in early 2020, registrants will be sent their Annual Renewal Notice and the Notice of Election via email only and it is important that you receive these notices. Emails from CDSBC may contain important information directly related to your registration, so please take a moment now to ensure that we have your personal email address on file as your main email address.
A new date has been scheduled for the next Board meeting, starting at 10 am on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver. If you wish to participate as an observer, please RSVP to Nancy Crosby (firstname.lastname@example.org), Manager of the CEO's Office by March 12, 2020 to ensure adequate seating.
All registrants and the public are welcome to participate at Board meetings and submit questions to the Board using our
Board question submission form. A meeting package will be posted on the website one week before the meeting. For more details see the Board meetings page on the website. To read the minutes from our June Board meeting, see the Board minutes page.
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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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The office will be closed from noon on Friday, December 20, 2019 for the holidays. We will reopen at 8 am on Monday, January 6, 2020.