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‚ÄčImproving the QA Program

We're working on the improved Quality Assurance (QA) Program and need your input. The improved program will change the QA requirements for all registrants. Please take the time to read the proposal and let us know what you think as your feedback will be considered when developing the criteria for the improved program.


The Board directed the QA Committee to research and develop a comprehensive program that would:

  • Promote career-long hands-on learning
  • Encourage collaboration among colleagues
  • Improve treatment outcomes for patients

A QA working group spent the past two years carefully considering different options for improving the QA program. They reviewed other health professions' programs, evidence-based articles and research by subject matter experts, and feedback from an initial consultation with targeted groups of registrants, stakeholders and members of the public.

The group drafted the proposal in accordance with the Board's direction and based on what they heard from the dental community. The draft program was approved for consultation by the Board on 24 February 2018. 

Proposed Program


The following presentation summarizes the proposed QA Program and includes a comparison between the current program and the proposed changes.

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Report to the Board

The following report was approved by the Board for consultation at the 24 February board meeting. In addition to the QA working group's proposal, the report includes the group's research methodology, findings and rationale. 

Proposed QA Program - Report to the Board (PDF)

Click the links below to read the appendices from the report:

Outline of the Proposed QA Program

Below is an outline of the proposed QA program from the working group's report to the Board.       

Proposed QA Program Outline (PDF)  

Consultation Opportunities

Since this initiative requires a high level of engagement with registrants and stakeholders, the working group will begin the consultation period with in-person presentations and workshops with the opportunity for feedback. The working group plans to revisit some of the areas that provided input on the initial consultation. 

Improving the QA Program: CE Sessions

The working group is hosting in-person sessions throughout the province to hear registrant feedback on the proposed program. Don't miss this opportunity to participate.

There have been two sessions in Vancouver and Victoria (Feedback reports coming soon.)  The working group will be hosting the following sessions:

Kootenay and District
Friday, 14 September 2018 | 3-5 pm

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, 5225 Fairmont Resort Rd., BC

This will be part of the Kootenay and District Dental Society Fall Lecture

Friday, 28 September 2018 | 7-9pm

Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club, Kitimat-Stikine E, BC

This will be part of the North West Dental Society's Meeting.

Thompson Okanagan Dental Society
Friday, 19 October 2018 | 8:30-12pm

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna

This will be part of the Thompson Okanagan Dental Society's Meeting (TODS). Visit the TODS website for more information and registration.

These sessions are eligible for 2 continuing education credits. Stay tuned for more consultation opportunities.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or would like to share your feedback with the working group, email  


Next Steps

Following the in-person sessions, the College will invite feedback from the Ministry of Health and post the proposal for a 90-day consultation with registrants, stakeholders and members of the public. The proposal will be posted for consultation on the CDSBC website.

After the 90-day consultation, the working group will consider the feedback, make any necessary changes, and finalize the draft program for the Board's approval.

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