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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. Our upcoming events are listed below. 

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Victoria and District Dental Society Business Meeting

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Uplands Golf Club
5:30pm mixer and dinner at 6:00pm

CDSBC President, Don Anderson and Deputy Registrar, Carmel Wiseman will be at the Victoria and District Dental Society Business Meeting to talk to registrants about current initiaitives and activities. Register through

Nanaimo Listening Session

Tuesday, 28 March 2017
6:00 pm8:00 pm (A light meal will be served at 5:30 pm)
Vancouver Island Conference Centre, (Dodd Narrows room)
101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo

An opportunity to have input on key activities and policy development. Topics include quality assurance, sedation and the corporatization of dentistry. Read more about listening sessions.

This event is free, but you must pre-register. Please note that listening sessions are not eligible for CE credits. 

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More Tough Topics

Delivered as part of the Kootenay Dental Society Spring Continuing Education lectures.

Friday, 28 April 2017
1:00 pm–4:30 pm
Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre

When difficult situations arise in your practice, do you know what to do? 

You thought you obtained informed consent but a patient ends up confused and upset after treatment. Your office manager turns away a patient and doesn’t tell you about it. You consider waiving an insurance co-payment to keep a long-time patient happy. Your principal’s skills are declining but retirement is still a few years away. The decisions you make every day can go a long way in either preventing or encouraging a complaint being received by the College.

This course deals with common stumbling blocks related to informed consent, interpersonal difficulties, fraud, and wellness.

Join CDSBC’s staff dentists, Dr. Meredith Moore and Dr. Alex Penner, to discuss some of the most difficult situations they see and get advice in handling problems with patients, staff and dental colleagues.

This course is suitable for all members of the dental team.

Eligible for 3 CE credits.

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Nelson Listening Session

Friday, 28 April 2017
5:00 pm–7:00 pm (A light meal will be served at 4:30 pm)
Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre, (Monashee/Selkirk room)
701 Lakeside Dr., Nelson

Following the courses hosted by the Kootenay Dental Society, CDSBC will be hosting a discussion about corporate dentistry, sedation, and how to improve the quality assurance program. This is your opportunity to have input on key activities and policy development through small-group discussions with board officers, committee members and senior staff. If you have opinions on these topics, sign up for this candid conversation with the College and your peers. 

This event is free, but you must pre-register.

Please note that listening sessions are not eligible for CE credits.

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You Be the Complaint Investigator

Delivered as part of the Kamloops & District Dental Society CE Workshop day

Friday, 26 May 2017

Coast Kamloops Hotel and Convention Centre
1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops

Join College staff dentists, Dr. Meredith Moores & Dr. Garry Sutton, in a workshop that allows you to become a College Complaint Investigator for a day.

Two real but redacted complaints will be investigated, from the original complaint letter through the gathering and review of clinical information including radiographs and telephone logs with the complainant and the registrant to the final recommendations for resolution. The presentation is suitable for the entire dental team and will help to illustrate and explain the College’s current complaints process.

Workshop participants, working in groups of six to eight, will be asked to assess the compiled information and offer their comments, conclusions and recommendations for appropriate resolutions to the initial complaints.

View the flyer for how to register for the KDDS Workshops. KDDS - event flyer.pdf

Annual General Meeting

Friday, 23 June 2017
8:30 am–9:30 am 
Harbour Centre - #1420-1430 Segal Centre
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to by 16 June 2017

See a listing of our past events >>


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

The 2016 Annual General Meeting took place Friday, 10 June 2016. This year, the AGM was webcast and available to view across the province.