2018 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 18-20

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Featured Speaker – College of Dental Surgeons of BC


Improving The Quality Assurance Program. How Will The Proposed Changes Affect You?


What’s Trust Got To Do With It? Professional Pressures & Ethical Decision-Making

Friday October 19, 2018     8:30am – 12:00pm    

Both Sessions Are Eligible For Continuing Education Credits Through CDSBC

Dr. Ash Varma

Dr. Carlos Quinonez

Generously Co-Sponsored by the CDSBC

Improving the Quality Assurance Program: How Will the Proposed Changes Affect You? 

In preparation for this session, please review and familiarize yourself with the following resources:

 CDHBC QAP Competency – N/A

Presented by Dr. Ash Varma

The Quality Assurance (QA) working group has drafted a proposed QA program that was approved by the Board for consultation. The revised program will change the QA requirements for all dentists, dental therapists, and CDAs. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your thoughts on the draft program which will help formulate the final program.


What’s Trust Got to Do With It? Professional Pressures and Ethical Decision-Making 

CDHBC QAP Competency – F.1

Alberta Dental Association & College – Approved for CE

Presented by Dr. Carlos Quiñonez

Dental advertising, ratings sites, and negative media coverage may all contribute to patients who are more skeptical and less trusting. How can we, as a profession, maintain our reputation? All members of the dental team are invited to join dental public health specialist and researcher Dr. Carlos Quiñonez for an exploration of professionalism and ethical practice. He will discuss dentistry’s social contract, ethical decision-making in dental practice, and the role of professional context and pressures.


Dr. Ash Varma has been the Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee for the College of Dental Surgeons of BC since 2011. He has been a general dentist, practising in Powell River, since 1983.

Ash has been an active College volunteer for nearly 30 years and served as President from 2008-2010.  He is also the Chair of the Continuing Education Subcommittee, has chaired the Ethics Committee and has been involved in numerous task forces.

Ash’s other involvement in organized dentistry includes being a founder and mentor of the Grief Point Study Club, Past President of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, and chair of the Academy’s 2016 scientific meeting. He has been recognized by his peers with honorary fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Carlos Quiñonez is a dental public health specialist and researcher. He is an Associate Professor and Director of the Specialty Training Program in Dental Public Health at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. His research program centres on the politics and economics of dentistry, with a specific focus on health and social equity.

2018 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 18-20

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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