Both Sessions Are Eligible For Continuing Education Credits Through CDSBC
Generously Co-Sponsored by the CDSBC
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.
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.