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Council Of The Royal College Of Dental Surgeons Of Ontario

Ministry
Health
URL
http://www.rcdso.org
Address
6 CRESCENT ROAD
TORONTO
M4W1T1
Phone
(416) 961-6555
Fax
(416) 961-5814
Background
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)
Function

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.

Membership

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.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
• There are three Council meetings per year (three full days includes one evening meeting, and one additional day following an election). There are typically dinner meetings the evening before Council meetings. • 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 2 days of orientation and training and preparation time. o ICRC: 2 days/month and 4 days of preparation/month o Discipline: as needed, usually 10 days o QAC: 7 days/yr + teleconference meetings, as needed o Registration: 4 days/yr o Executive: 10 days/yr + teleconference meetings, as needed o PRC: 6 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 Working Groups: Tele/virtual dentistry, Electronic Record Keeping, Sleep Apnea Standard Update, Advertising.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) JAMES COLLIVER
08-Oct-2020 - 07-Oct-2021
grand bend
2. Member (Part-Time) CRISTINA CORDEIRO
26-Nov-2020 - 25-Nov-2021
markham
3. Member (Part-Time) VIVIAN HU
28-Nov-2018 - 27-Nov-2021
toronto
4. Member (Part-Time) MARC B. TRUDELL
20-Jun-2019 - 19-Jun-2022
komoka
5. Member (Part-Time) ELI FISHER
26-Jul-2019 - 25-Jul-2022
north york
6. Member (Part-Time) DAVID BISHOP
26-Sep-2019 - 25-Sep-2022
mississauga
7. Member (Part-Time) JUDY WELIKOVITCH
14-Nov-2019 - 13-Nov-2022
toronto
8. Member (Part-Time) JOSEPH RICHARDS
12-Dec-2019 - 11-Dec-2022
kitchener
9. Member (Part-Time) RAM CHOPRA
22-Feb-2020 - 21-Feb-2023
mississauga
10. Member (Part-Time) ROD STABLEFORTH
06-Dec-2020 - 05-Dec-2023
markham
11. Member (Part-Time) BRIAN SMITH
12-Mar-2021 - 11-Mar-2024
belleville
12. Member (Part-Time)