If you are retiring as a dentist, you must take the following steps to properly inform your patients and CDSBC of your retirement.
You must let your patients know that you are planning to retire. Provide patients with details about the future of the dental practice including:
Dentist must complete the Retirement/Resignation from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC form (PDF) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to know the following:
Note: During annual renewal, dentists who plan to retire must complete the online renewal process and choose the 'Retired/Resigned' option.
Notify your malpractice/liability insurance provider of your retirement or resignation from the register. If you change your registration status, CPSPI will ask for confirmation. CDSBC cannot confirm this information until we have received your written notification.
CDSBC needs to have your up-to-date contact information. Former patients of retired dentists often contact the College for access to their dental records.
Return all partially and fully unused prescription pads to CDSBC to be destroyed.
According to the
Limitation Act, dentists are required to keep dental records for the designated retention time:
For more information about 'Retention of Records' read CDSBC's Dental Recordkeeping Guidelines (PDF).
You will need to find a secure place to store any dental records that will not be forwarded to the patient's new dentist.
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