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Amalgamation Summary July 2022

Amalgamation Summary & Document to the Ministry of Health

On April 4, 2022, BC’s Ministry of Health published notice of proposed amendments to the Health Professions Act regulations for oral health professions, paving the way for the creation of a new regulatory body that will oversee 15,000 oral health professionals in the province. To see the Proposed Bylaws  and Amendments as of June 30,2022, please go to this link  proposed bylaws for the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals

The amalgamation partners are the College of Dental Hygienists of BC, the College of Dental Technicians of BC, the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, and the College of Denturists of BC

The proposed name of the new college is the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals, and the proposed date of amalgamation is September 1, 2022.

Once the notice period has ended, government can approve the amendments which would allow the creation of the new regulatory college for oral health professionals.

This would mean that certified dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dentists, dental technicians and denturists would be regulated by the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals effective September 1, 2022.

The Board of DTABC sent a letter on July 26, 2022, on behalf of all the members of DTABC. Below you will find the link of the document sent to the Ministry of Health. The Executive Director and the Board  of DTABC have spent weeks discussing, compiling, and problem solving the factors that are facing this Profession in the future. They believe that they have identified the most important factors that will protect and expand our utilization within the dental industry. 

This document has been framed to adhere to the primary mandate of the New oral Health College which is the  safety and quality assurance of the general public.

Feed Back for Proposed Bylaws of BC's new Oral Health Regulators (5) (1)

DTABC hires new Executive Director

Lih-Fen Young- New Executive Director for DTABC
Lih-Fen Young

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Dental Technicians Association of BC [DTABC], I am pleased to announce the selection of Lih-Fen Young as our new Executive Director effective June 1, 2022. Lih-Fen will work with our current management team of Malcolm Ashford and Renata Cecconi during the month of June to ensure a smooth transition. Malcolm and Renata’s last day is June 30th.

Lih-Fen is a Registered Dental Technician and has worked at the forefront of the digital transformation of dental technology for the past 35 years. During this time, she has also spent 26 years as a Member and Director of various community groups, and 6 years as the Executive Director of the Non-Profit Society of the Richmond Youth Choral. Since 2019 she has worked as a Subject Matter Expert on the Knowledge Base Assessment Team for the Canadian Alliance of Dental Technology Regulators for Canada and was recently appointed to the Assessment Committee for the Canadian Alliance of Dental Technology Regulators (CADTR).

Lih-Fen states, “I am excited to take on the role as Executive Director for the DTABC and I look forward to working with the Board and our members to strengthen this profession as we move forward towards the new British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals this fall. I encourage members to come forward for technical and business questions and to share innovative ideas or initiatives.”

Lih-Fen can be reached by email at lih@dentaltechniciansofbc.com and or by phone at the DTABC’s general office number 604 278 6279.
James Neuber

Palmeri Media Group Program 2022

Palmeri Media Group CE Opportunities for DTABC Members

Once again, we are offering to DTABC members complimentary membership to the Palmeri 2022 Dental Technology Academy [DTA].

DTABC members can participate in all four lecture dates plus a bonus date - Feb 12, April 9, Sep 17 and Nov 19 and bonus day of June 25th!

As part of the DTABC investment, members will also be able to access four lecture days from the Toronto Implant Academy [TIA] lecture series. To view the TIA program go to www.palmerimediagroup.com/tia

Members will receive notices on how to register via email.  

Please feel free to visit the Palmeri Media group website for the complete program https://www.palmerimediagroup.com/dta

Questions? Contact Lih-Fen Young at lih@dentaltechniciansofbc.com
The Association of Dental Technologists of Ontario has updated its fee guide for 2021/22.

To review their fee guide please click on the link ADTO Fee Guide
2022 Board of Directors

2022 Board of Directors

Here are your current 2022 Board of Directors. Let them know your concerns and ideas about your profession and any changes you would like to see. The Board has a fiduciary responsibility and sustains the provisions of the Bylaws.

President-James Neuber, RDT, Ocean Ceramics Ltd.
Vice President - Olaf Lutz, RDT, Orthotech Dental Lab
Past President- Sachiyo Tsunemi, RDT, Artistic Dental Ceramics

Zuzana Houdkova, Dental Tech Assistant, Integral Dental Lab
Roberto Kim, RDT, DigiPros Dental Laboratory
Mohammad Lashgary, RDT, Kinetic Dental Laboratory
Calvin Moon, RDT, Moon Dental Technology Solutions
Donald Park, Smile Innovations Group
Will Varda, RDT, Anvarda Dental Services
Fannie Hsing Fang Wu, RDT, Shanto Dental Ceramics Ltd.

To see their full bios please click here

To contact any Board member, please e-mail lih@dentaltechniciansofbc.com

Fall Spectrum Day Nov. 19, 2022

      Fall Spectrum Day on November 19, 2022

It is so exciting as this will our first opportunity for an in-person event for this year to obtain CE Credits.
Make sure to register before Nov. 1, 2022, to receive the Early Bird pricing. 

Fall Spectrum Day
7 CE Points / Day

Event Fee : $199+GST (Early Bird Pricing Until Nov 1st)
$269+GST (Regular Price
Breakfast, Lunch and Breaks are included

Location : Hilton Vancouver Metrotown 
6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7
Date : November 19, 2022  /  8.00AM-4.00PM