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2017/18 CDSBC Board Election

CDSBC is governed by an 18-member Board that includes dentists, certified dental assistants and members of the public. The annual election of Officers and Board Members is held in accordance with provisions in the Health Professions Act (HPA), CDSBC Bylaws and Schedule E (Electoral Districts). The next Board election will be held on 18 May 2017.


The following Board Positions have been filled by acclamation:

Board Officers (One-Year Term)

  • President - Dr. Don Anderson
  • Treasurer - Dr. Patricia Hunter
    (acclaimed 3 April upon withdrawal of Dr. Richard Busse)

Dentist Board Members (Two-Year Term)

  • Dentist, District 5 (Vancouver Island) - Dr. Dustin William Holben

Election

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

  • Vice-President
  • Dentist, District 2 (North)
  • Dentist, District 3 (Southern Interior)
  • Certified Dental Assistant

The candidates are:

For Vice-President

For Dentist, District 2 (North)

For Dentist, District 3 (Southern Interior)

For Certified Dental Assistants

Election ballots will be mailed to eligible dentists and CDAs by 13 April 2017.

To learn more about CDSBC's Board, visit our Board page.

Questions? Contact Evelyn Chen at 604-736-3621 (or 1-800-663-9169)


Key Election Dates and Deadlines

​Close of Nominations ​16 March 2017 at 4:30 pm
Submission of Candidate statements* ​3 April 2017 at 4:30 pm
Mailing of ​Election Materials ​13 April 2017
Ballot Boxes Close ​18 May 2017 at 4:30 pm
Election Count ​18 May 2017 at 5:00 pm
​Annual General Meeting ​23 June 2017

*Candidates will be asked to submit a statement for distribution to eligible voters

Nominations

Nominations were accepted until 4:30 pm on 16 March 2017.

Read the 2017 Notice of Election (PDF) for more information. Eligibility requirements for candidates, nominators and voters can be found below >>

Submission of Candidate Statement  

After CDSBC confirms that a candidate is eligible to run in the election, each candidate is asked to submit a candidate statement for distribution to eligible voters.

Election

Election packages will be mailed to dentists and CDAs no later than 13 April 2017. Ballots must be received by the Registrar no later than 4:30 pm on Thursday, 18 May 2017 to be counted in the Election.

The Election Count is scheduled for 18 May 2017 at 5:00 pm. 


Eligibility Requirements

Candidates

Any dentist is eligible to run for a Board Officer or Electoral District Board Member position if they:

  • Are registered as of 1 March 2017 in one of the following registration classes:
    • Dentist with Full Registration (includes Certified Specialists)
    • Restricted to Specialty Registration
    • Academic Registration
    • Academic (grandparented) Registration
  • Are in good standing
  • Are assigned to the Electoral District for which the election is being held
  • Consent to the nomination, in writing, to the Registrar
  • Are nominated by five eligible voters

Any CDA is eligible to run for the Certified Dental Assistant Board Member position
if they:

  • Are certified as a Practising CDA as of 1 March 2017
  • Are in good standing
  • Consent to the nomination, in writing, to the Registrar
  • Are nominated by five eligible voters.

Note: CDA Board Members are not elected by electoral districts, but from the CDA population at large.

Nominator and Voter:

Any dentist is eligible to nominate and vote for a candidate for an Officer position if they:

  • Are registered as of 1 March 2017 in one of the following registration classes:
    • Full Registration (includes Certified Specialists)
    • Restricted to Specialty Registration
    • Academic Registration
    • Academic (grandparented) Registration
  • Have paid their annual renewal fees and any other outstanding fine, fees or debt to the college.

Any dentist is eligible to nominate and vote for a candidate for a Dentist Board Member position if they:

  • Meet the requirements above
  • Are assigned to the Electoral District for which the election is being held.

Any CDA is eligible to nominate and vote for a candidate for a Certified Dental Assistant Board Member position if they:

  • Are certified as a Practising CDA as of 1 March 2017
  • Have paid their annual renewal fees and any other outstanding fine, fees or debt to the college.

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