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
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
Please note: there will not be a vote for the two registrant (dentist) positions on the Board, as only one candidate applied.
The following position has been filled by acclamation:
CDSBC's Appointments Committee will recruit and recommend to the Board an eligible dentist.
**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.
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.
Each elected board member brings their own different perspectives, informed by professional and personal experience and expertise. However, the role of every board member is the same: to uphold CDSBC's mandate to protect the public – not to “represent" any particular group or constituency (geographic, specialty, or otherwise). CDSBC has developed a Board Composition Matrix, which contains the characteristics and abilities that make both a strong board member and a strong Board. The composition matrix can be used as a tools to help you assess who to vote for.
For questions regarding the election, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice of election
☑ February 12, 2021
☑ February 12 - March 11, 2021 at 4:30 pm
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)
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.