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Assistance and Support

CDSBC registrants and their families can access additional assistance and support through the following programs:

​Dental Profession Advisory Program (BCDA)

The Dental Profession Advisory Program (DPAP) is a free confidential counselling program offered by the BC Dental Association. DPAP is available to dentists, dental staff, and their families. For more information and support, please contact:

Dr. John Palmer, BDS, MC, RCC
Phone: 604-853-0089
Cell: 604-308-5232
Toll free: 1-800-661-9199
Confidential Email:  


Ms. Toni Pieroni, RDH, MA, RCC
Phone: 604-737-0168
Toll free: 1-888-669-9199
Confidential Email:

Member Assistance Program (CDSPI)

The Members' Assistance Program (MAP) provides confidential, no-cost support for all dentists, dental staff and their immediate family members. MAP services help to prevent and manage personal or professional issues that can affect physical, emotional or financial well-being. Short-term counselling support, professional guidance, resources and referrals are available. 

Learn more on the CDSPI website or access MAP 24/7 by:

Phone: 1-844-578-4040

Online: (enter CDSPI as your organization when prompted)

Mobile app: MY EAP

Questions about the wellness program?

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