Contact News Bulletin is distributed by email and is posted to our website when dentists, dental therapists and certified dental assistants need to be informed of timely and important matters.
The most recent
Contact News Bulletin is below. An archive of
past issues remains online for your reference.
For information about upcoming Continuing Education opportunities, visit our
upcoming events page.
23 March 2017
IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN
About a third of complaints are closed on the basis of an agreement
with the registrant to take some action to improve their practice. Now
you can read an anonymous summary of all of those complaint files for
three years (2012-2015) to learn what patients complain about, and how
the College addresses the concerns raised through the investigation of
hundreds of complaints.
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email was sent to practising dentists on 7 March with a list of the
names of CDAs whose certification has lapsed. All registrants should be
aware that any CDAs who are practising, but not currently certified, are
in contravention of the Health Professions Act and the CDSBC Bylaws. Dentists are responsible for ensuring that their staff have appropriate registration.
Dentists can confirm that a CDA has current certification on the Registrant Lookup.
Below are links to the names of CDAs whose certification is lapsed as of 18 March 2016:
The College is hosting discussions in Nanaimo and Nelson about
corporate dentistry, sedation and how to improve the quality assurance
program. If you have opinions about these topics, join us for a candid
conversation with the College and your peers.
5:30 – 8pm (light meal provided)Vancouver Island Conference Centre (Dodd
Narrows room) 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo
Register for Nanaimo
4:30 – 7pm (light meal provided)
Resort and Conference Centre (Monashee/Selkirk room)
701 Lakeside Dr., Nelson
Register for Nelson
sessions are free, but pre-registration is required. Please note that these
sessions are not eligible for CE.
you to the registrants who visited the College booth at the Pacific Dental
Conference. If you attended sessions at
the conference, you should submit your continuing education (CE)
credits online by logging into your account on the CDSBC website. Although
your badge may have been scanned, the PDC does not submit CE credits on your
behalf. Your submissions must be accurate
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The College recently recognized
10 dentists, certified dental assistants and members of the public at our annual awards ceremony. We welcome applications from individuals who also want to volunteer on our many committees
and working groups. If you would like to contribute to the important work of
protecting the public, complete the volunteer application form.
Watch the volunteer video to hear directly from
volunteers who have served
the College and contributed to our mandate of public protection.
2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 8:30 am on Friday, 23
June at the Segal Centre at SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings
Street, Vancouver. The AGM will also be webcast and available to view
across the province.
The next meeting of
the Board will be held the following day, at 8:30 am on Saturday, 24
June at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Grouse Room, 34th Floor, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver.
If you plan to attend the AGM in person or the board meeting, please RSVP by 9 June to Nancy Crosby at email@example.com to ensure adequate seating and materials. Instructions for attending the AGM via webcast will be posted closer to the date.
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Election Trustee, Dr. David Lawson, is looking for volunteer scrutineers
to assist with counting the ballots for the board election on the evening of
Thursday, 18 May. The election count will take place at College Place, 1765
West 8th Avenue, Vancouver.
volunteer, please contact Dr. David Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org by 7
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is recruiting for two non-dental staff positions: Administrative
Assistant in the Registrar's Office, and Communications Coordinator.
More details are available at the link below.
office will be closed on Friday, 14 April and Monday, 17 April for the
Easter holiday. We will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, 18 April 2017.
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