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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.

    DTABC AGM and CE Lecture April 21, 2018

    DTABC AGM and Lecture takes place Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Come out and visit with your peers at the DTABC AGM and lecture scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort Vancouver Airport  - 10251 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC [Chop Steakhouse & Bar location].  

    Following the AGM, Dr. Faraj Edher, Prosthodontist, speaker and educator will cover a spectrum of conventional and digital prosthetic options on teeth and implants.

    Check-in & registration- 8:30 am

    • AGM - 9:00am to 10:15 am
    • Coffee Break: 10:15 am
    • Dr. Faraj Edher Lecture- 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

      To register please e-mail us at office@dentaltechniciansofbc.com or call Ashley at 604 278-6279 or toll free  1 888 494-4566.

      The lecture is free to DTABC members, non members: $50.00 plus GST.
    Election Update for 2018 Board of Directors

    Congratulations to the following members who have been elected to the 2018 Board of Directors:

    Ken Izumi
    Sachiyo Lei
    John Eggeling
    Nadja Jakobi

    John and Nadja were re-elected to another three-year term. Ken and Sachiyo are new to the Board and will attend their first Board meeting in 2018.

    79 people voted in this year's election which was held on November 24, 2017. This represents a 25% response from our current RDT members.

    The Board can from time to time appoint members to the Board. At the recent November 25th Board meeting, the Board passed a motion to appoint Calvin Moon to the Board. Calvin has accepted to be on the Board as an appointed director.

    According to the DTABC bylaws, the board will be made up of six elected directors and can have a maximum of up to five appointed directors.

    Your 2018 Board of Directors is listed below.

    Chris Opitz, President [elected director]
    Olaf Lutz, Vice President [elected director]

    Ken Izumi, elected director
    Sachiyo Lei, elected director
    John Eggeling, elected director
    Nadja Jakobi, elected director

    Dragan Lipovac, appointed director
    Stuart Thomson, appointed director
    Greg Tamkin, appointed director
    Calvin Moon, appointed director

    To view the current 2017 Board of Directors click here

    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, 2017 to January 12, 2018.

    Members can register for the conference and Lab Expo online at
    Note that only members who renew their 2018 DTABC membership by December 31, 2017 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 so check your inbox.

    The PDC/DTABC LAB Expo takes place March 8 to 10, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre - West Building.

    DON'T DELAY. After January 12, 2018 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 February 23, 2018.

    Questions? Please call Renata at 604 940-2995.