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Council of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

(416) 961-6555
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Dentistry Act, S.O. 1991, C. 24, S. 5 (opens a new window)
Regulated Health Professions Act, S.O. 1991, c. 18, Sched. 2 (opens a new window)

The college regulates the profession of Dentistry in the public interest by ensuring that individuals have access to services provided by competent health professionals, and that individuals are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals. Members of the college are governed in accordance with the Dentistry Act, 1991, the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws of the college. The college develops and maintains standards of practice, entry to practice requirements, standards of professional ethics, and promotes and develops standards for continuing competence among the members. Various committees of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario function in a quasi-judicial role with respect to the suspension and revocations of certificates of registration to practice in Ontario.


Between ten and twelve members who are elected in accordance with the by-laws by the members of the college. Between nine and eleven members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not members of the college, members of a college as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or members of a council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. Two members are selected, in accordance with a by-law made under section 12.1, from among members who are members of a faculty of dentistry of a university in Ontario. The council elects every two years a president and a vice-president from among the members.


There is no limitation in legislation.

• There are four Council meetings per year (four full days includes one evening meeting, and one additional day following an election). There are typically dinner meetings the evening before Council meetings. 3-4 half days of orientation at beginning of terms. • Public appointees can be assigned to the statutory committees and various standing committees. • The number of days per month that public appointees may expect to serve depends on the number of committees on which they serve. Each committee requires 1-2 days of orientation and training and preparation time. o ICRC: 2 days/month and 3 days of preparation/month o Discipline: as needed, usually 10 days. If public member is Chair, likely time is 15-20 days. o QAC: 6 days/yr + teleconference meetings, as needed o Registration: 5-6 half days/yr + teleconference meetings as needed. o Executive: 10 days/yr + teleconference meetings, as needed o PRC: 3 days/yr o Professional Liability Program: 5 days/yr o Audit: 2-3 half days/yr o Finance & Property: 4-5 half days/yr o Pension Governance: 3-5 half days/yr o Legal and Legislation: 3 days/yr o Elections: 2 days/yr. • There may be more days on Ad Hoc Working Groups.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) JOE RICHARDS
12-Dec-2019 - 11-Dec-2022
2. Member (Part-Time) RAM CHOPRA
22-Feb-2020 - 21-Feb-2023
3. Member (Part-Time) ROD STABLEFORTH
06-Dec-2020 - 05-Dec-2023
4. Member (Part-Time) BRIAN SMITH
12-Mar-2021 - 11-Mar-2024
5. Member (Part-Time) JAMES COLLIVER
08-Oct-2021 - 07-Oct-2024
grand bend
6. Member (Part-Time) CRISTINA CORDEIRO
26-Nov-2021 - 25-Nov-2024
7. Member (Part-Time) VIVIAN HU
28-Nov-2021 - 27-Nov-2024
8. Member (Part-Time) MARC B. TRUDELL
20-Jun-2022 - 19-Jun-2025
9. Member (Part-Time) ELI FISHER
26-Jul-2022 - 25-Jul-2025
north york
10. Member (Part-Time) DAVID BISHOP
26-Sep-2022 - 25-Sep-2025
11. Member (Part-Time) JUDY WELIKOVITCH
14-Nov-2022 - 13-Nov-2025