The College assists dentists, dental therapists or CDAs who are facing addiction or any health matters that could affect their ability to provide safe patient care*.
Under section 33 (4) (e) of the Health Professions Act, the inquiry committee may, on its own motion, investigate a registrant regarding a physical or mental ailment, an emotional disturbance or an addiction to alcohol or drugs that impairs his or her ability to practise the designated health profession.
All health matters are treated confidentially in a separate stream from CDSBC's regular complaints and discipline process.
Upon receipt of expert medical advice, the registrant may be asked to voluntarily withdraw from practice until such time as they have been determined fit to practice. Our aim is to see the individual recover and return to work in a sustainable way. CDSBC works with registrants to determine a pathway back to safe practice.
If you are (or know of) a CDSBC registrant suffering from a health matter, please contact CDSBC's Director of Professional Practice, Dr. Meredith Moores, to discuss in confidence at 604-714-5308 (or firstname.lastname@example.org).
*a number of health matters may fit into this category of altered physical and/or cognitive competency.