The governing Council of the College meets three to four times a year to discuss regulatory policy and debate issues that influence the quality of oral health care in Ontario. The Council is composed of:
12 dentists elected by dentists registered to practise in Ontario
nine to 11 members of the public nominated by the provincial government
two dentists appointed by each of the university dental faculties in Ontario – the University of Toronto and Western University in London, Ontario.
The public members are not dentists. Their responsibility is to speak for the public. They play a vital part in the College’s work at the Council and on committees. The full involvement of public members is central to the College’s desire for inclusiveness and accountability. The governing Council is chaired by the President who is elected from within the Council. The Registrar is the chief executive officer of the College who is appointed by Council and has specific duties outlined by provincial law. Supporting the work of the Council are seven statutory committees. The membership of these committees is comprised of a mix of both dentists and public members. These committees are required under the Regulated Health Professions Act, and include:
- Executive Committee
- Registration Committee
- Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee
- Discipline Committee
- Fitness to Practise Committee
- Quality Assurance Committee
- Patient Relations Committee
There are also non-Council members appointed by the Executive Committee to serve on designated Committees. These members are chosen, as per current By-law No. 5, through a blind selection process.
Council Meeting Dates
RCDSO Council meetings are open to the public, with the exception of any in camera portion dealing with personnel matters or other sensitive or confidential material. Meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. The agenda is available either at the meeting or in advance on request.
January 11, 2017 (starts at 7:00 pm)
January 12, 2017
May 11, 2017
November 16, 2017
March 8, 2018
Seating is limited. If you wish to attend please let us know in advance by contacting:
June 14, 2018
November 15, 2018
Senior Executive Assistant