Topic: “How Dental Regulation is changing & staying the same:
Understanding the impact of the Harry Cayton Report and the Directives from the Ministry of Health”
Speaker: Dr. Chris Hacker
Venue: Radisson President Hotel, 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC
Time: 6:00 p.m. (registration) 6:30 p.m. (dinner) 7:30 p.m. (lecture)
Fee: Free (Member) $125 (Non-Member)
Synopsis: In 2018, the British Columbia government ordered a performance review of CDSBC. The review by international expert Harry Cayton required a reconsideration of every aspect of CDSBC’s work. Following this, the Ministry of Health ordered two directives: first for the Board to submit an Action Plan to address the findings of the report, and a second calling for swift Bylaw change, among other things. The pace of change resulting from these events is unprecedented and has placed CDSBC at the vanguard of regulatory change. Join Dr. Chris Hacker, Registrar/CEO, for a candid overview of CDSBC’s transformation into an independent regulator, including the implications of the recent Bylaw amendments and the extent to which CDSBC registrants will be impacted by the changes.
The Clinician: Dr. Chris Hacker, Registrar/CEO, leads the staff team at the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, which regulates the conduct and competence of the 10,000 dentists, dental therapists and certified dental assistants in this province. Chris practised as a general dentist in Vancouver for more than 30 years before joining the College as a complaint investigator in 2011. He continued practising part time until 2017, when he was appointed deputy registrar. He became registrar on March 1, 2019. In this role, Chris directs the operations of the College in support of its mandate of public protection. During his practising years, Chris was a founding member of the Study Club Alliance of BC and a member of the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators, the Academy of RV Tucker Study Clubs, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.