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Inquiry into College of Dental Surgeons of BC

Inquiry into College of Dental Surgeons of BC

DTABC was invited by an independent consultant, Harry Cayton of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care out of the UK to offer comments to his inquiry into the College of Dental Surgeons of BC [CDSBC]. He is retained by the Minister of Health, Adrian Dix to review the College's performance in particular as regards "the governance, performance, relationships with other bodies and commitment to public protection." The DTABC responded and focused on the terms of reference provided  "whether the College bylaws, guidelines, standards of practice and policies established by the Board to guide registrant conduct are in the public interest and ensure public safety."

To read the DTABC Board's response please click here.
Continuing Ed Survey Results
This past summer we sent out a survey to find out what type of continuing educational courses are important to our members.

Based on member feedback, we are looking at three areas of continuing education. They are: CAD/CAM, digital workflow and infection control. Next step is to coordinate with suppliers and specialists who can help us put on these courses!

To view the entire survey results click here

If you have any ideas or thoughts on who we can partner with in any of those three areas, please contact Renata Cecconi at 604 940-2995 or at renata@dentaltechniciansofbc.com
Check out the online courses available
Presented by DTABC and ADTO

    IPS e-max Press Technology course. This is an introductory course that covers the fundamental of the IPS e.max technique including IPS e.max components for pressing [IPS e.max Press and IPS e.max Zirpress] and IPS e.max Ceram for the layering fabrication technique.

    This online course will earn participants six CE credits recognized by the College of Dental Technicians of BC. After completion of the online course, it is recommended that participants attend a one-day "Press Layering Workshop" offered by Ivoclar Vivadent. DTABC will organize this workshop based on the number of interested participants.  

     Course Fee: DTABC Members- $149 + GST | Non-members- $249 + GST

    Human Resource Management, Records Keeping Guidelines & WHMIS
    10 hours- 10 non-technical CE Credits

    Human Recourse Management includes recruiting the right people, keeping the right people, discipline and termination, organizational development, conflict management, and diversity within the workplace. These topics are explored within the legal concepts and framework within the context of the profession of dental technology in British Columbia and Ontario.

    Record Keeping Guidelines summarizes how to manage information and records to be able to respond to business opportunities, recover from disaster and comply with standards and regulations. These guidelines complement the standards set by the RCDSO and the CDSBC.

    WHMIS (workplace hazardous materials information system) is an approved course to obtain the certification that is mandatory Canada-wide. (Download certification after passing test on completion

    Course fee: DTABC members- $199 + GST | Non members- $399 + GST

    To learn more about the courses and to register please click here.

    Expanded Scope of Practice Proposal Update

    DTABC Expanded Scope of Practice Proposal Update

    Our expanded Scope of Practice Proposal has been submitted to the Ministry of Health of the BC government.

    We hope to meet with government official along with the Registar of the College of Dental Technicians in the fall of 2018 to answer any questions on the proposal.

    This has been a long process and unfortunately we are at the mercy of the government's time frame and priorities.

    We will send updates as they occur.

    In the meantime, you can click below to review the proposal.

    DTABC's Expanded Scope of Practice Proposal

    Alberta's Scope of Practice

    If you have any questions, please let us know in your e-mail response to office@dentaltechniciansofbc.com

    Thank you.

    Chris Opitz, Chair of Scope of Practice Committee
    Malcolm Ashford, Executive Director

    Office: 604 278 6279 or toll free 1 888 495 4566

    Election 2018 Update

    No election- two positions filled by acclamation

    We received only two nomination forms for two positions and therefore no election is necessary.

    Olaf Lutz and Roberto Kim have been elected by acclamation. Olaf Lutz keeps his seat on the Board and newcomer Roberto Kim will assume his role on the Board in January 2019.

    The current DTABC Board of Directors consists of:

    Chris Opitz, President
    Olaf Lutz, Vice President- three-year term renewed by acclamation
    John Eggeling, RDT
    Nadja Jakobi, RDT
    Sachiyo Lei, RDT
    Calvin Moon, RDT
    Dragan Lipovac, RDT
    Stuart Thomson

    Roberto Kim, RDT- begins three-year term January 2019.
    Early Bird registration for LAB EXPO Open

    Early Bird registration for our PDC Conference and Lab Expo

    Registration for the PDC Conference and LAB Expo is now open. DTABC members can register for free during the early bird registration period, October 15, 2018 to January 11, 2019.

    Members can register for the conference and Lab Expo online at
    Note that only members who renew their 2019 DTABC membership by December 31, 2018 will be able to maintain their free admission to PDC/DTABC conference during the early bird registration period.
    We will be sending out renewal notices by email late October [ week of October 29th to November 2nd] so check your inbox.

    Membership renewal does not automatically register you for the PDC conference or Lab Expo. You need to register separately for the conference at www.pdconf.com

    The PDC/DTABC LAB Expo takes place March 7 to 9, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre - West Building.

    NOTE. After January 11, 2019 the cost to register for the PDC conference and LAB Expo will be $315.00 for everyone and increases to the on-site fee of $380.00 as of March 2, 2019.

    Questions? Please call Renata at 604 940-2995.