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2021 Board Election


The CDSBC Board is responsible for ensuring that the College meets its mandate of public protection under the Health Professions Act. Of the 12 members on the Board, half are elected and half are appointed (public) members.

The 2021 board election voting period will open on April 5 and close April 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm (PST).

Voting will take place online. Eligible certified dental assistants, dental therapists and dentists will receive an electronic ballot via email no later than April 5 (instead of receiving a paper ballot through the mail). Your ballot will be emailed to you directly from Simply Voting.

The election is held annually in accordance with the Health Professions Act and the CDSBC Bylaws. CDSBC changed its bylaws in 2019 to allow practising certified dental assistants, dental therapists and dentists to vote for all elected board member positions. 

Key election dates and deadlines are listed here >>

2021 Board Positions

Please note: there will not be a vote for the two registrant (dentist) positions on the Board, as only one candidate applied.

Registrant (Dentist) Positions**

The following position has been filled by acclamation:

  • Registrant (dentist) board member (three-year term)
    • Dr. Richard Wilczek

CDSBC's Appointments Committee will recruit and recommend to the Board an eligible dentist.

  • Registrant (dentist) board member (one-year term)

**For the purpose of establishing a stagger in terms of office, the CDSBC Board resolved in November 2020 that one elected registrant position in the 2021 election be designated as a one-year term.

Certified Dental Assistant Position

An election will be held beginning on April 5 for the following position:

The start date for all three positions is July 1, 2021. The term end dates for board member positions are subject to change due to the anticipated amalgamation of the four oral health colleges into a single regulator.

Nominations for these positions closed on 4:30 pm PST on March 11, 2021.


Questions

For questions regarding the election, contact registrarsoffice@cdsbc.org.


Key Election Dates and Deadlines

Notice of election

February 12, 2021

Nomination period

February 12 - March 11, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Voting period*

April 5 - April 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Announcement of election results

April 19 (anticipated)

Mandatory orientation for new board members

Three half-day sessions in May 2021 (dates TBD)

Annual meeting

TBD

June board meeting

June 11, 2021

Term of office begins

July 1, 2021

*Electronic ballots will be emailed to eligible voters no later than April 5, 2021. Ballots must be completed no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, April 16, 2021 in order to be eligible to be counted in the election.