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Registrants Affected by Flooding Across BC
2021 Annual Meeting Recap
Continuing Education Updates
2022/23 Annual Renewal​​
COVID-19 Vaccination Order for Regulated Health Professionals
Publication Notices​​
Upcoming Board Meeting
Holiday Closure​

Registrants Affected by Flooding Across BC

Our concern goes out to all who are affected by floods occurring in parts of the province. As flooding and recovery from the damage continues, if you need to contact us, please write directly to


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2021 Annual Meeting Recap

CDSBC's 2021 Annual Meeting took place online on October 19, 2021. Thank to you to the 130 people who joined us, and to those who participated by submitting questions and comments to our panelists.

Highlights from the meeting are outlined below, and further information including meeting materials and a recording is available here >>

Annual Meeting Highlights

  • Musqueam Elder and Knowledge Keeper Mr. Shane Pointe opened the meeting (0:55)
  • Report from external financial auditor, Ms. Anita Johnson, Smythe LLP (8:07)
  • Report from CDSBC's Registrar/CEO, Dr. Chris Hacker (11:05)
    • “Well-functioning teams deliver superior care and contribute to greater patient safety. This approach envisions health-care team providers who are engaged in activities suited to their abilities and who are supported in their practice..."
  • Report from Board Chair, Mr. Carl Roy (28:00)
    • “The four [BC oral health regulatory] boards have determined that the creation of a single regulatory body will be a new way to regulate the dental disciplines in BC and will support the provision of safe, effective, culturally sensitive oral health care for patients and the public."
  • Q&A (43:29)
  • ​Address by Musqueam Elder and Knowledge Keeper, Mr. Shane Pointe (1:11:54)
    • ​“In order for safety to happen, we need to have open hearts and open minds… Racism has always existed, but it has [recently] come to the forefront. We can't change historical wrongs. Many of us weren't here for most of those, but we're here now. We can make a difference. [We] can't change history… but what we can do is learn from it and move forward."​
Watch the Annual Meeting​

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Continuing Education Updates

Self-Study Maximums - Temporary Policy Extended

As COVID-19 continues to affect registrants' ability to meet in person, the Quality Assurance Committee has extended the temporary policy for the removal of self-study maximums until December 31, 2022.​​

Continuing Education Requirements​

CE Cycle Deadline

Registrants whose continuing education (CE) cycle ends on December 31, 2021, and who have not yet met the minimum requirements for renewal still have time.

How to Submit CE Credits
If you have unsubmitted CE credits that 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 to learn more.

More Information
Unsure if you meet the requirements? Log in and review your transcript for missing credits.

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

Check Your Transcript​

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2022/23 Annual Renewal

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

You will be notified by email when the online renewal system opens on January 7, 2022.

In order to renew, you must ensure the following is current:

  • Liability insurance (dentists only)
  • Quality Assurance requirements (continuing education and continuous practice hours)
  • Contact information
  • Criminal Record Check: CDSBC automatically 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.

Please email with any questions.

Log In to Update Your Information​

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COVID-19 Vaccination Order for Regulated Health Professionals

CDSBC has received confirmation from the office of the Provincial Health Officer that all regulated health professionals, including all oral health professionals, and the unregulated staff in their offices or businesses, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients. We expect that these requirements, and the timeline for implementation, will be laid out in detail in a new public health order.

We are awaiting further direction from the Ministry of Health and Provincial Health Officer regarding implementation of the vaccine requirement and we will continue to work collaboratively with them to move this forward. CDSBC will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.

Read our previous COVID-19 updates for registrants >>

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Publication Notices

Dr. Bobby Rishiraj
Dr. Rishiraj signed a consent order admitting to professional misconduct in that he provided sedation services at a facility when it was not operating in compliance with CDSBC's standards and guidelines. Read the notice here >>

Dr. Leo W. Fung
Dr. Fung signed a memorandum of acknowledgement and undertaking (MAU) with CDSBC. The MAU acknowledges CDSBC's concerns about his recordkeeping, informed consent protocols, diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontics, billing practices and ethics during the time he actively practised in BC. Read the notice here >>

Dr. Peter A. Balogh
Dr. Balogh signed a consent order admitting to professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct in that he was criminally convicted of one count of making a false tax return and five counts of failing to report taxable income for offences that took place between 2005 and 2009. Read the notice here >>​

Publication Notices​

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CDSBC's next Board meeting will be held online on November 26, 2021.

We are unable to have the public and registrants 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

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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.​