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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Seeking CDSBC Committee Members – Apply by June 12

The College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) invites British Columbians who are passionate about safe, ethical dental care to join a CDSBC committee. We have 10 committees that require members in the following groups:

  • CDSBC registrants (dentists or dental therapists) or certified dental assistants,
  • Qualified members of the public

We’re looking for individuals who are new to committees and College work, as well as experienced committee members (those who are currently on a CDSBC Committee or who have been a member in the past).

Our selection process is based on the applicant’s core competencies, values and attributes. As a committee member, your role will be to uphold CDSBC’s mandate to protect the public rather than to represent the interests of a particular group.

You can expect to spend six to 12 hours a month on your committee work. This will include planning for or attending meetings, which may take place at the CDSBC office in Vancouver or be held by telephone or video conference. Committee members will receive compensation in accordance with CDSBC’s Expense Policy​.


The regulation of dentistry in BC is shared by members of the public and dental professionals who work side-by-side on our committees to protect patients and the public. Over the past year, CDSBC has completely re-designed our committees to reflect our over-arching commitment to protecting patients and the public. The changes will increase public representation and make our decision-making more streamlined and effective.

The new committee structure has been approved by the Board as part of a 32-item Action Plan that CDSBC is implementing in response to recommendations from the Cayton Report for strengthening our regulatory performance.

Following a notice period, which ended May 11, 2020, amended CDSBC Bylaws will be filed with the Ministry of Health, and the new committees will come into force. You can read more about the changes and the proposed amendments to the bylaws here.

Position summary

We are looking for individuals to join all 10 of the new CDSBC committees. Please review the Guide for Applicants below to learn more about the position and what it entails.

Guide for Applicants

Openings are available on each of our 10 committees. Please click on the committees you are interested in to review their terms of reference before applying. The terms of reference include the committees mandate, secondary competencies and specific duties and responsibilities.

Regulatory Committees

​​Professional Standards Committees (NEW!)

Board Committees


We are seeking committee members who reflect the following values, attributes and core competencies. You can review the detailed description of these attributes in Section 2.4 of the Guide for Applicants. ​ ​

​Values and attributes

​Core competencies

  • Accountability, honesty, and integrity
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Compassion
  • Humility
  • Inclusivity
  • Objectivity
  • Public Service
  • Respect
  • Self-Awareness
  • Confidentiality
  • Cultural Safety and Humility
  • Diplomacy
  • Health Professions Regulation
  • Information Analysis and Judgement
  • Procedural Fairness
  • Risk Assessment
  • System Thinking
  • Technological Competence

In addition to the qualifications above, the Appointments Working Group will take into consideration diverse perspectives and secondary competencies that may benefit the committees. You can find a list of diverse perspectives in Section 2.4 of the Guide for Applicants​ and each committee’s secondary competencies are outlined in their terms of reference.

Role details

  • ​Term: There will be 1 and 2 year terms to allow for staggering.
  • Meetings and time requirements: This is dependent on the committee and its workload. See the committee terms of reference for an approximate time requirement.
  • Compensation: Members receive compensation in accordance with CDSBC’s Expense Policy​.

Appointment Process

Your application will be reviewed by an Appointments Working Group that has been established to oversee the process for forming the new committees. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in a telephone interview. The Appointments Working Group will then propose committee members for appointment by the CDSBC Board.​

How to Apply

To apply to be a CDSBC Committee member, please complete the online application form here​ >>

Due to some technical difficulties with the application form, we advise applicants to answer long-form questions in a separate Word document on your device and to copy and paste your response into the application form in case the form closes unexpectedly without saving your information​.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused applicants. We recognize that the application form takes time and we appreciate all of your effort.

If you would like to answer the long-form questions before filling in the application, please click here for a Word document with the questions requiring a written response.​

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 12, 2020.