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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.

Results from the 2021 Board election are detailed below.

2021 Board Positions

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 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

Recruitment of Dentist Board Member Underway (one-year term)

CDSBC's Appointments Committee will recruit and recommend an eligible dentist to the Board for the second dentist position. The Appointments Committee will use the board composition matrix as a tool to assess competencies with a view to recruiting candidates with diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives that will support strong decision making in the public interest.


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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 May 2021 (dates TBD)

Annual meeting


June board meeting

June 11, 2021

Term of office begins

July 1, 2021