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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. 

Register for the Nelson Listening Session >>


Vancouver & District Dental Society Forum on Pediatrics

Monday, 10 April 2017
Fairmont Waterfront
900 Canada Place, Vancouver

President Don Anderson and Registrar/CEO Jerome Marburg will provide an update on College initiatives during the lunchtime period. To register and for more details, visit www.vdds.com or email robyn@vdds.com by 3 April.


Upper Island Dental Society Spring Conference

Friday, 21 April 2017
8:45am - 3:30 pm
Crown Isle Golf Resort, 399 Clubhouse Dr, Courtenay, BC     

"Quality Assurance 2017 – We need your help"

Dr. Ash Varma, chair of the Quality Assurance Committee, and Dr. Alexander Hird will be discussing improvements to the Quality Assurance Program and collecting registrant feedback. Dr. Chris Hacker, Dental Policy & Practice Advisor, will also provide an update on College initiatives.    

To register for this and other sessions at the conference, visit uidds.com/events/spring2017/


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
701 Lakeside Dr., Nelson    

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.

 
Register for  More Tough Topics

Register for the Nanaimo Listening Session >>

followed by the

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.

Register for the Nelson Listening Session


   

You Be the Complaint Investigator

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

Friday, 26 May 2017
1pm4pm

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 
SFU Harbour Centre - Segal Conference Room #1420
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Please note that only registrants who attend the AGM in person are able to vote. Information about voting eligibility can be found in the Notice of AGM.

This AGM will also be webcast and available to view across the province. Time will be set aside after the formal portion of the meeting to allow registrants to ask questions (email and in person).

To attend by webcast

To register for the webcast, email events@cdsbc.org no later than 3:00 pm on Thursday, 22  June with your name and email address. A link to join the webcast will be emailed to you. If you are a registrant, please include that in the email. 

To attend in person

If you wish to attend in person, please RSVP to ncrosby@cdsbc.org by 9 June 2017.

*If you wish to receive the audited financial statements in advance of the AGM, please indicate that as part of your RSVP. The financial statements will be available approximately one week before the AGM.


See a listing of our past events >>

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