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​​​​​​Practitioner Health and Wellness

CDSBC wellness program

The CDSBC wellness program assists dentists, dental therapists or CDAs who are facing addiction or any health issues that could affect their ability to provide safe patient care*. The purpose of the program is to ensure public protection while the practitioner receives treatment.

Our aim is to see the individual recover and return to work in a sustainable way. CDSBC works with registrants seeking treatment and a pathway back to safe practice.

*a number of health issues may fit into this category of altered physical and/or cognitive competency.


All health issues are treated confidentially and the wellness stream is conducted separately from the complaints and discipline process at the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.

If you are (or know of) a CDSBC registrant suffering from a health and wellness issue, please contact CDSBC's Dr. Cathy McGregor to discuss in confidence at 604-714-5310 (or

Duty to report
Regulated health professionals must report any unsafe practice or serious professional misconduct of any other regulated health practitioner.
Assistance and support
Access free, confidential support for dentists, dental staff and their families.
Addiction and recovery
There is growing recognition by health regulators that addiction is a disease for which recovery pathways exist.
Blood-Borne Pathogen Policy
Requirements for registrants infected/affected with Hepatitis B,
Hepatitis C, or HIV.

Questions about the wellness program?

Contact CDSBC’s Dr. Cathy McGregor to discuss in confidence.