Thompson Okanagan Dental Society Annual General Meeting and Luncheon with Keynote Presenter
Saturday October 26, 2019 12:30pm
(Limited to Dentists Only)
All Thompson Okanagan dentists (non-delegates or delegates of the 2019 TODS Meeting) are welcome to attend the AGM. This short meeting will update dentists on the society’s activities with highlights from the CDSBC and BCDA.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Hacker, CDSBC Registrar and CEO
Safety Net or Moral Authority? Redefining CDSBC’s role in the aftermath of a government review
Join the Registrar and CEO for an overview of the journey CDSBC has been on since the Minister of Health directed the Board to make changes informed by Harry Cayton’s report. Dr. Chris Hacker will discuss the changes in – and redefining of – CDSBC’s specific role in public safety, and its broader responsibilities in determining standards for ethical conduct and decision-making by registrants. Where should the ethical authority and moral community for the profession rightly reside? The answer might surprise you.
Dr. Chris Hacker leads the staff team at the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, which regulates the conduct and competence of the 10,000 dentists, dental therapists and certified dental assistants in BC. Chris practiced as a general dentist in Vancouver for more than 30 years before joining the College as a complaint investigator in 2011. He became Registrar and CEO on March 1, 2019. In this role, Chris directs CDSBC’s operations in support of its public protection mandate.