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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. CDSBC is governed by a 12-member Board composed of two CDAs, one dental therapist, three dentists and six public members.

Election Results are below. The start date for the below 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.

CDA Board Position

The successful CDA candidate elected for a three-year term is:

    • Cathy Larson

A breakdown of votes is included below:

1,274 individuals took part in this election, out of 9,342 eligible voters (13.6% of total eligible voters).

Candidate Voting result
Cathy Larson - ELECTED 39.0%
Monica Racz 22.8%
Cindy (Luk) McCaw 22.4%
Dylan Kellner 15.9%

Dentist (Registrant) Board Positions

There was not a vote for the two dentist positions on the Board, as only one candidate applied.

Acclaimed: Dentist Position (three-year term)

The first dentist position has been filled by acclamation. Candidates are acclaimed when only one eligible individual has been nominated for a vacant board position. The following candidate will fill the first dentist position:

    • Dr. Richard Wilczek

Appointed: Dentist Position (one-year term)

Following the 2020 Board election, the Appointments Committee was called on to recruit and recommend a dentist for the second dentist board position.

The Appointments Committee used the Board Composition Matrix to assess candidate competencies and recommended a candidate to the Board. The Board Composition Matrix provides an overview of the core competencies, values and attributes that make both a strong board member and a strong Board. In particular, the Appointments Committee determined the priority is to expand racial diversity on the Board.

The Board accepted the committee's recommendation for the following candidate to fill the second dentist position:

    • Dr. Adam Lyle


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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

Mandatory orientation for new board members

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

Annual meeting


June board meeting

June 11, 2021

Term of office begins

 July 1, 2021