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PCSP (Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics) 2023 Whistler meeting June 28-July 1

PCSP (Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics) 2023 Whistler meeting June 28-July 1. More information about the PCSP can also be found at: www.pcsp.org or  PCSP Convention Whistler

PCSP Convention 2023
DTABC AGM at River Rock Saturday May 27/ 2023
DTABC Annual AGM will be held at RiverRock Casino, Richmond, BC 
Saturday May 28th, 2023
More information will be posted soon.
There is a very limited amount of rooms at the discounted rate for that day. Book soon using your membership discount rate.
River Rock info is also under our What's New Section.
NEW: The Vancouver and District Dental Society (VDDS) Spring Meeting - April 28th, Sheraton Vancouver Wall

NEW: The Vancouver and District Dental Society

The Vancouver and District Dental Society (VDDS) invites Dental Lab Technicians to attend their Annual Boutique Dental Conference and Trade Show.

VDDS' Springtime Meeting 2023, on Friday, April 28th at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1000 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC.

VDDS Springtime Meeting April 2023

The Fee for Dental Lab Technicians to attend this full day of education and social connection, is only $135 + GST.

Pre-registration is required by April 14, midnight, to avoid $15 admin fee.

Spring Meeting CE Program click link

Attendee Registration click link
DABC Denturist Convention 2023 - May 31 to June 3, Penticton BC

DABC Convention 2023The Denturist Association of BC’s 2023 Convention, Trade Show and AGM will be held in person on May 31st to June 3rd, 2023 at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre in Penticton, BC.

Online registration for attendees and exhibitors opens on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 9:00 am.  

To register on or after March 20, please click here:  DABC 2023 Convention, Trade Show and AGM – Denturist Association of BC (eventmobi.com)


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)

River Rock Casino Hotel in Richmond BC - New Benefit for DTABC Members only.

River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond BC - Hotel and Resort side.
Discounted member only rates. You must mention that you are a Dental Technicians Association of BC Member at the time of booking.
Please show your proof of membership at time of registration at the hotel. A picture of your current DTABC member certificate will suffice.

The sky train goes right from the Airport to the hotel and from the hotel to Downtown Vancouver.  Perfect for the yearly PDC Conference. The bus station by the sky train goes to Metrotown Burnaby.

Reservations Toll Free #:  1-866-748-3718  Local#: 604-247-8900
Email: reservations@riverrock.com

Black out dates:  Dec 31 2022/2023 is a possibility.

Please email us if you have any other questions.
River Rock Casino Resort Capture
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
2023 Board of Directors

2023 Board of Directors

Here are your current 2023 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

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
Chris Opitz, RDT, Shanto Dental Lab 
To see their full bios please click here

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