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Public Notification of Suspension

Posted Date: November 20, 2019

In order to protect the public, the Inquiry Committee took extraordinary action under section 35(1) and suspended the license of Pavle Djordjevic while the committee continues their investigation.  As such Mr. Djordjevic is not authorized to practice until further notice. 

All registrants have a duty to report and as such, if a registrant has any information regarding Mr. Djordjevic’s practicing status they are required to contact the College immediately.  In addition, members of the public are encouraged to contact the College if they have knowledge about Mr. Djordjevic’s practicing status.

Please click here to read the full Public Notification

Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Posted Date: November 07, 2019

The College Board has passed proposed Bylaw changes for public consultation.  These proposed changes are designed to further enhance public safety and align the Bylaws with the proposed amendments to the BC Government’s Dental Hygienists Regulation. The proposed Bylaws are posted for consultation for the required three-month period.  We welcome feedback via email by Friday, February 7, 2020.

Schedule of Changes 

Redline Version of the Proposed Changes 

Registrant FAQs 

BC’s Ministry of Health has posted proposed amendments to the Dental Hygienists Regulation that includes the removal of the 365-day rule, the removal of the dentist on-site requirement for L/A administration and provides further clarity regarding the dental hygiene scope of practice. 

To view the Provincial Government’s proposed amendments to the Dental Hygienists Regulation, please click here.

2019 AGM Webcast

Posted Date: October 30, 2019

The 2019 AGM and Current Issues Session Webcast that was presented live on October 17, 2019 is now available on-demand, on the College’s YouTube channel. Registrants are permitted to claim 2 continuing competency (CC) credits for viewing the webcast. Each registrant viewing the webcast must complete the accompanying questionnaire, which will act as supporting documentation for the completion of this CC activity.

Notice of Board Election

Posted Date: October 01, 2019

In accordance with section 4 of the CDHBC bylaws, notice is provided to registrants of the expiry of the term of office of Board members in the following electoral districts, effective February 29, 2020*:

  •   Lower Mainland (1 position)
  •   Okanagan (1 position)
  •   Cariboo North (1 position)

Nominations, along with the completed Declaration for Election to the Board must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on December 1, 2019.

Please click here for the Candidate Information Package

Please click here for the Nomination Form

* Please note that remaining Board positions do not become vacant until March 1, 2021 and will be the subject of election during 2020.

Removal of 365-Day Rule proposed: Ministry posts draft regulation amendments

Posted Date: August 30, 2019

The Ministry of Health has posted proposed amendments to the Dental Hygiene Regulations.  Proposed Amendments to the Dental Technicians and Denturist Regulations respectively have also been posted.

The proposed amendments to the Dental Hygiene Regulations include the removal of the “365-day rule”, the ability for dental hygienists to self-initiate the administration of x-rays and the ability to provide oral local anesthesia without a dentist being on site.

Please click here to view the press release from the Minister of Health regarding the proposed amendments. Please click here to go the Dental Hygiene Regulation page on the Ministry of Health website. To view the posting, scroll down and expand the item title "Proposed Regulation Amendments". Please note that these changes are only proposed at this time - the Health Professions Act requires a three-month consultation period. As such, the current regulations, including the 365-day rule, are still in effect.

As these proposed amendments were drafted by the Ministry of Health and just posted today, the College will take the time to further review the contents and any possible impact on College Bylaws, Practice Standards as well as other policies and programs. Additional communications will be provided in the coming weeks. 

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