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We aim to reach as many registrants as possible by delivering a workshop or presentation to four locations each year (Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and Fraser Valley) and visiting other regions on a two- to three-year cycle.

We look forward to welcoming you at one of our upcoming events.


What's Trust Got to Do With It?
Professional Pressures and Ethical Decision-making

Friday, October 4, 2019
7-9 pm
Presented as part of the North West Dental Society meeting.
Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club, Terrace

Dental advertising, ratings sites, and negative media coverage may all contribute to patients who are more skeptical and less trusting. How can we, as a profession, maintain our reputation? Join Dr. Carlos Quiñonez for an exploration of professionalism and ethical practice. He will discuss dentistry's social contract, ethical decision-making in dental practice, and the role of professional context and pressures.

Dr. Carlos Quiñonez is a dental public health specialist and researcher. He is an Associate Professor and Director of the Specialty Training Program in Dental Public Health at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. His research program centres on the politics and economics of dentistry, with a specific focus on health and social equity.View the  full

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Safe and Effective Antibiotic and Opioid Prescribing

Friday, October 25, 2019
1:30-4:30 pm
Presented by CDSBC as part of the Thompson Okanagan Dental Society Meeting
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna, B.C.

Dentists are part of a larger community of prescribers, all having unique responsibilities when providing antibiotics and opioids for patients. Learn about preventive and therapeutic regimes for treating bacterial infections and pain and the role dentists must play in reducing risk to the public.

Speakers: Dr. Clifford Pau, Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Dentistry and Dr. Edith Blondel-Hill, co-author of the Bugs and Drugs app and medical director of the Do Bugs Need Drugs? program.

For more information and to register, visit the TODS meeting website.


Safety Net or Moral Authority? Redefining CDSBC's role in the aftermath of a government review

Saturday, October 26, 2019
12:30 pm (Limited to Dentists Only)*

Presented as part of the Thompson Okanagan Dental Society Annual General Meeting
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna, B.C.

Join the Registrar/CEO for an overview of the journey CDSBC has been on since the Minister of Health directed the Board to make changes informed by Harry Cayton's report. Dr. Chris Hacker will discuss the changes in – and redefining of – CDSBC's specific role in public safety, and its broader responsibilities in determining standards for ethical conduct and decision-making by registrants. Where should the ethical authority and moral community for the profession rightly reside? The answer might surprise you.

* All Thompson Okanagan dentists (non-delegates or delegates of the 2019 TODS Meeting) are welcome to attend the AGM.


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Board meetings are held three to four times a year, usually in the months of September, November, February and June



The 2018 Annual General Meeting took place Friday, 15 June 2018. The AGM was webcast and available to view across the province.