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The 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.

26 January 2017

IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN  


It's Annual Renewal Time
​We're All Ears: Upcoming Listening Sessions
President's Blog: Sedation; Thoughts on Addiction 
New Duplicate Prescription Pad Order Form 
Call for Nominations for the Board Election
​Next Board Meeting is 25 February
Join Us at the 2017 Award Ceremony
​Office Closure for Family Day


It's Annual Renewal Time

All registrants should have received a renewal package in the mail earlier this month. Online renewal is now open, so you can log in to your account on the online system today to complete your renewal and make your payment. The renewal deadline is 1 March 2017.

Note: Registrants who do not renew by 1 March will not be not permitted to practise until they have been reinstated (for which there is an additional fee).

Annual renewal

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We're All Ears: Upcoming Listening Sessions

Our first listening session in Victoria last November was a success and we will be hosting additional sessions in Surrey (23 Feb.), Nanaimo (28 March) and Nelson (28 April). This is your opportunity to have input on key activities and policy initiatives. You can read more here.

Registration is now open for the Surrey Listening Session at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel on Thursday, 23 February from 6-8 pm. (A light meal will be served at 5:30.) The topics to be discussed are sedation, quality assurance, and corporate dentistry.

This event is free, but you must pre-register. Please note that listening sessions are not eligible for CE credits. To see all CDSBC events, visit the events page of the website.

Register now


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President's Blog: Sedation; Thoughts on Addiction

This month Dr. Don Anderson addresses two areas the Board has identified as high priorities: sedation, and considerations about colleagues suffering with addiction.

“This fall we heard the terrible story of the sedation incident with young Amber Atwal in Edmonton. This child had a general anaesthetic (GA) sedation procedure provided by a dentist, after which she suffered a brain injury...”

Read the full post


“I have been furthering my interest in the topics of wellness and addiction since I last wrote about them in October….I'd like to share with you a few of the key things I've learned, and update you on College developments in this area…”

Read the full post

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New Duplicate Prescription Pad Order Form

The College of Physicians and Surgeons has updated the Duplicate Prescription Pad order form, which is used by all prescribers. Dentists who require a new duplicate prescription pad should complete the order form on CDSBC’s website (not the version that is included within existing prescription pads) and send it by email to registration@cdsbc.org or by mail. We will continue to submit the form to the College of Physicians and Surgeons for processing on your behalf.

Download the form


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Call for Nominations for the Board Election

The Board election will be held on 18 May 2017 for the following positions:

Officers (One Year)

  • President, Vice-President and Treasuer

Board Members (Two-Year Term)

  • Dentist, District 2 (North)
  • Dentist, District 3 (Southern Interior)
  • Dentist, District 5 (Vancouver Island)
  • Certified Dental Assistant

Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 pm on 16 March 2017. More information and the nomination package are at the link below.

Board election


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Next Board Meeting is 25 February

The next meeting of the CDSBC Board will be at 8:30 am on Saturday, 25 February at the Terminal City Club, “Presidents Room,” 837 West Hastings St., Vancouver.

To reserve a meeting package and ensure adequate seating, observers should RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of the CEO’s office, at ncrosby@cdsbc.org no later than 10 February.

Board meetings


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Join Us for the 2017 Award Ceremony

Each year CDSBC recognizes volunteers who have made significant contributions to the College. The 2017 award winners are:

Honoured Member: Dr. Bob Coles

Distinguished Service: Dr. Erik Hutton; Dr. David L. Tobias

Award of Merit: Dr. Ben Balevi; Dr. Pamela Barias; Ms. Melanie Crombie; Mr. Samson Lim; Ms. Elaine Maxwell, CDA; Dr. Jan Versendaal; Dr. Eli Whitney

You are invited to join us in honouring these individuals at the awards reception and ceremony on Thursday, 9 March 2017 at 6 pm at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Mackenzie Room). Please RSVP to awards@cdsbc.org by 23 February.

Learn more


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Office Closure for Family Day

The CDSBC office will be closed on Monday, 13 February for Family Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, 14 February at 8:00 am.

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This Contact News Bulletin is distributed to registrants for 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.     

Quick links to 2016 issues

15 December 2016
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31 August 2016
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