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22 November 2017
IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN
The Board-approved revisions to Bylaw Part 12 (Advertising and Promotional Activities) was filed with government after the September board meeting, and is effective as of 27 November 2017. The revised bylaw is more inclusive than the current one in terms of how dentists may refer to their university degrees, titles, designations, and qualifications in advertising and promotional activities. Guidance to assist in compliance with the revised bylaw will be provided in the coming months.
Find out what your colleagues in Vancouver had to say about the decline of public trust, Bylaw part 2 (College Board) and corporate dentistry. A full report with detailed participant feedback of CDSBC’s Vancouver listening session is now available.
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Dr. Steven Krieger is a general dentist who practised in Surrey until he voluntarily withdrew in November 2016 during the course of a CDSBC investigation. A discipline hearing had been scheduled but was cancelled when Dr. Krieger made admissions and proposed a resolution. The Inquiry Committee accepted Dr. Krieger’s proposal and ordered a reprimand, a fine, a minimum one-year withdrawal from practice, and a multi-step remediation program and examination process to be successfully completed if he intends to return to practice. Once the remediation and exam process is completed, he may return to practice subject to limits and conditions.
The publication notice for Dr. Young Hee Lee was originally posted in September with the name withheld. His name was added to the notice on 27 October 2017. Dr. Lee has signed an agreement acknowledging CDSBC's serious concerns regarding ethics, billing and recordkeeping, as well as continuing concerns with diagnosis and treatment planning, periodontal diagnosis, fixed prosthodontics and radiographic interpretation.
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The next board meeting will be held Friday, 24 November 2017 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Terminal City Club, Skidmore Room, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.Minutes from previous meetings can be found in the CDSBC Library under the heading “Board and Governance.”
Registrants whose continuing education (CE) cycle ends on 31 December 2017 and who have not yet met the minimum requirements for renewal next year still have time.Submit your CE credits by email, mail or online at cdsbc.org/login.
The College offers a variety of relevant online courses such as More Tough Topics in Dentistry, which can help you earn CE credits before the 31 December deadline.
Due to high volumes of submissions, it may take up to a month for each submission to be processed.
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Our office will be closed from noon on Thursday, 21 December for the holidays and will reopen at 8:00 am on Wednesday, 3 January 2018.Back to top