Standards of Practice states that it is the responsibility of dentists, dental therapists and CDAs to maintain competence by undertaking continuous learning and professional development.
Quality assurance programs are put in place to help ensure the public is well-served by competent health care professionals. Effective QA provides a framework for the maintenance of patient-centred care through life-long continuing education and monitoring of a registrant's active practice status.
The current Quality Assurance (QA) program has two main components:
continuing education and
continuous practice. Registrants’ QA requirements are defined in the CDSBC Bylaws. For more information about continuing education and continuous practice, click the links below.
Dentists, dental therapists and CDAs must abide by the expectations set out in the Bylaws,
Health Professions Act, Regulations,
Code of Ethics (PDF) and
Standards of Practice (PDF).
CDSBC's Standards of Practice broadly describe the responsibilities of practitioners in providing dental care to the public in B.C. These standards are an important foundation of continuing competence. Practitioners are encouraged to use these guiding principles when planning their continuing education activities.
This is your opportunity to share your thoughts on the current QA program and what changes you would like to see in quality assurance going forward.
For more information about the enhanced QA program and consultation opportunities, click here >>