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Volume 12, Issue 1

March 2013

In this Issue

The Council - Article

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Changes to Membership

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I have received notification from the College about a complaint; what should I do? - Article

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Changes to Committee

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Seeking Experts

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Investigators & Alternative Complaints Director Needed

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Vacancies on Committees & Pool

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2013 AGM & Convention

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IP&C

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Health Information Act (HIA)

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College Briefs

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Classified Ads

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NAIT Continuing Education Courses

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Next Issue

June 2013

The Conference Planning Committee is putting the final touches to this year’s event in Jasper. There will be a wide selection of continuing education courses, numerous opportunities to obtain your required Annual Recertification in CPR, the Exhibitor’s Showcase event, and a number of social activities. See Page 7 for more details!

The Standards Committee has developed, and Council has approved the Infection Prevention & Control Checklist Guideline document. Please be reminded that this document is not a set of new rules or requirements; rather, it is for members use to assist them in verifying that they are meeting the minimum requirements of the Infection Prevention & Control Standards. A hard copy was distributed to all Regulated Members in January. Please be reminded that it is also available on the Member’s side of the website, under the IP&C and Hazard Control page, should you wish an additional copy.


The Council Questions often heard are “What does Council do” and “What is required to be on Council”? This article will provide some general information to the membership, as to what the purpose and duties of the Council are, and what an individual should consider with respect to being a member of the Council. The Health Professions Act states the role of the Council as: A council manages and conducts the activities of the college, exercises the rights, powers and privileges and caries out the duties of the college in the name of and on behalf of the college and carries out the powers and duties of the council under this Act and the bylaws. Well, that clears it up! Let’s look more in depth at the Council and how it is formed, and then more on the particulars of what it does. The Council is composed of Members of the profession that are elected by the Regulated Members of that profession, and then a number of government-appointed Public Members based on a percentage formula. The Public Members are there to provide valuable public input, oversight and representation into College policy and decision making processes, and to provide transparency. For our profession, Council Members are elected at our Annual General Meeting for a two-year term, and they can seek re-election for a maximum of three consecutive terms; six years total continuous service. The Public Members are appointed by the government to a three-year term, with a maximum of two terms; again, six years total continuous service. Council’s role is to provide self-regulation of the profession, oversee the College’s management who run the College on a day to day basis, oversee the College’s fiscal matters, address review and approve of legal standards and ethics for the profession, and policy development for the College; all of this within the requirements and allowances of the Health Professions Act. What this means in general is that the government establishes the healthcare rules and requirements, the College, and therefore it’s Council, implements and enforces those rules. The Council does not involve itself directly into the day to day operations of the College; rather, they oversee the process via reports from the College management, Committee Chairs, and the appointed Officers. Council has the responsibility to respond to government requirements as appropriate and required.

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For example, when the government determined that the professions were required to generate profession specific IP&C Standards, the Council considered the requirement, directed the Standards Committee to draft the applicable evidence based Standards, and Council reviewed the Committee’s draft document. It was then circulated for stakeholder comments, redrafted by the Standards Committee subsequent to receipt of the stakeholder comments, and a final version was put forth by the Committee to the Council for their consideration. Council is then charged with the responsibility of ensuring the document is appropriate for the profession; that it does the mandated duty of “protection of the public”, and if so, approves the document to be in force for the profession. Herein is one of the largest issues faced by the Regulated Members on the Council; removing the practitioner hat and putting on the regulator’s hat. Regulated Members on the Council should: Have a working knowledge of the Health Professions Act and the requirements it contains; Have a working knowledge Schedule 8 of the Health Professions Act, which relates to the Denturists Profession; Understand the Denturists Profession Regulation; Understand the College’s Bylaws;

Understand other legislations that impacts the profession, such as the Health Information Act and The Public Health Act; Know that self-regulation is a privilege not a right; Understand the diversity of the operation of the College, through its staff, Officers and Committees; Understand that the College is self-funded by the membership – that there is no external funding by the government; Understand and confirm, that the College is a regulatory body mandated for protection of the public – not protection of the membership; Understand and confirm that all matters are considered confidential, unless otherwise directed by the Council as a whole; Understand and confirm that they personally have the ability to discharge the required duties as a regulator whenever necessary, without influence from a practitioner point of view. The last item on the above list, is commonly a very difficult one for Regulated Members on a Council, as the decisions that are made at the Council level will ultimately affect them in their own practice; both positively and potentially negatively via additional rules and requirements. Other attributes to being a member of the Council are: Past experience Past experience A desire to help A desire to help

on a board or committee; in a regulatory position or on a regulatory body; regulate the profession; in the continued advancement of the profession.

Some of the items on the aforementioned lists an individual will acquire during their time on the Council; others, it is best to have before you come forward seeking election to the Council. Continued on next page

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Those Regulated Members, who have more of an interest in membership services than regulation, are encouraged to contact the Denturist Association of Alberta regarding availability of positions with the Association. The Association is the body that provides membership services and are the advocates for practitioners. If those are your desires, you are best considering a position with the profession’s membership association, the Denturist Association of Alberta. Our College’s current operational flowchart is as follows:

Public

Minister Of Health

Fee Guide Development & Negotiation Committee

Health Professions Act

Two (2) Government‐ Appointed Councillors

Denturist Profession Regulation

College Members

Council 7 Members

Five (5) Elected Regulated Members

Panels

Registrar & CEO

Office Manager & Hearings Director Complaints Director

Standing Committees

Privacy Officer

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The climate of health profession regulation throughout Canada is an increase in the rules and requirements from various levels of government. Although most don’t like additional rules, that is what the current climate bestows upon us. The College greatly appreciates any Regulated Member who steps forward to be considered for election to Council; it is a very important position to fill, and not an easy one at times. Your five elected Regulated Members and the two government-appointed Public Members have a very tough job at times, balancing regulation and legislative requirements, with realistic requirements for the profession, while still fulfilling their mandated requirement of protection of the public. If you are considering putting forth your name for election to the Council, and have additional questions regarding the duties, please contact one of the current Council Members, a past Council Member, or the College’s Registrar for additional information.

F. Charles Gulley, DD, F.C.A.D.

CEO, Registrar

Changes to Membership The College is pleased to welcome the following new Regulated Members:

Jason Aneca, DD Robyn Axani, DD Diana Lamoureux, DD Danielle Larre, DD Stacey MacAulay, DD Cynthia Sweet, DD We wish them a happy and successful career in the denturist profession! Additionally, the College is pleased to welcome back the following Regulated Member who has recently reinstated their registration:

Nader Darwish, DD

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I have received a notification from the College about a complaint; what should I do? The following information is provided for the Membership’s consideration. It does not expressly or implicitly provide definitive legal advice.

When a practitioner receives notification from the College stating that it has accepted a letter of complaint which names them as the practitioner, it is simply an acknowledgement that the complaint letter has met the requirements under Section 54 of the Health Professions Act (HPA) for filing a complaint with the College. Acceptance of a complaint letter by the Complaints Director does not imply that the College believes that the practitioner has done something wrong. In most instances the Complaints Director will initially request that the practitioner provide a response to the allegations contained in the complaint letter and they will also be instructed to provide a complete copy of their patient record related to the complainant, or the patient in question, within a two week period. It is vital that this requested information be provided in a timely fashion since under Section 55 of the HPA the Complaints Director must advise the complainant within 30 days of reviewing their complaint, of what if any action will be taken to address their complaint. Concerns over the adequacy of the patient record or fear of repercussions from submitting an inadequate patient record should not be an excuse for delaying the submission of the requested information. The Complaints Director’s normal position in situations where record keeping issues may be a cause of concern is to offer remedial advice when appropriate and to pursue matters further only when the deficiencies are serious enough to warrant such action. Furthermore, failure to provide a response to a formal request from the College is viewed as unprofessional conduct under the HPA. Secondly, if a response has not been received from the practitioner, then the Complaints Director cannot properly evaluate the validity of the complaint, and subsequently has no choice but to choose the action of investigation to determine not only the merit of the complaint, but in addition determine why a response was not submitted by the regulated member to the Complaints Director. Once a response has been received in a timely fashion and properly examined, the action of “communication between the parties” is normally selected; if there is no significant preliminary evidence of unprofessional conduct. However, the practitioner is also encouraged to begin self-mediation and attempt to negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution as soon as they receive the initial notification from the Complaints Director that there is a complaint against them. The action of communication between the parties, affords the practitioner and the complainant more time to resolve their issues without active participation from the College. If the action of communication between the parties is successful and a resolution is negotiated, then please ensure that the complainant is instructed to withdraw their complaint with the College in writing. Continued on next page

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A withdrawal or release letter is especially important when some form of financial restitution is being provided. Proof of refunding monies alone does not imply that the complaint has been withdrawn in its entirety. If the complainant is not willing to engage in the action of communication between the parties, then advise the Complaints Director of this fact. The Complaints Director can attempt to ascertain the reason for their refusal to participate and hopefully abate their concerns, such that they are then willing to dialogue with the practitioner. If the complainant is still not comfortable with talking directly to the practitioner, the Complaints Director may seek permission from both parties to act as a mediator through another allowable action under the HPA. While acting as a mediator, the Complaints Director has to remain neutral and unbiased and therefore cannot offer advice to either party on what they should do. In the instances where a practitioner is unwilling to engage in discussions with the patient because they feel they have done nothing wrong, it would be advisable to recruit a colleague and obtain a secondary evaluation of the case. Especially when dealing with a difficult case and particularly after a lot of effort has expended in providing treatment, it can be easy at times to miss an otherwise obvious issue. Furthermore, a second opinion will only help to reaffirm your evaluation or bring to light issues that might validate the patient’s concerns. If the action of communication between the parties has failed, then the next step in the process usually would entail obtaining an Expert Report to evaluate the denture(s) in question. If the report vindicates the practitioner and there were no items of concern to be addressed by an investigation, then the matter would be dismissed. However, if the Expert Report provides findings that the denture(s) were not of industry standard, then an investigation is required to address the findings including any record keeping and/or billing concerns that were identified. During the investigation process, if further information is discovered to support additional findings of unprofessional misconduct, then those matters may also be further investigated at the discretion of the investigator. The HPA also deems the failure to provide requested information to an investigator as an act of unprofessional conduct. Furthermore, when providing information to an investigator, pursuant to Section 95 of the HPA, this information is considered as being given under oath. If you have any concerns or questions about an investigator’s requests then please make them aware of your apprehensions or you can contact the Complaints Director for any general clarification on the request in question. A question that is often asked is “when is it too late to settle the complaint?” The answer is it is never too late to reach a resolution with the complainant. However, if the complaint is withdrawn by the complainant after an Expert Report or Investigation has been initiated, and the final findings of either reports indicate that the denture(s) were not of industry standard or there is evidence of unprofessional conduct, then the College is required under Section 56 of the HPA to pursue any matter that could give rise to a finding of unprofessional conduct. It is precisely for this reason that formal Alternate Complaints Resolution (“ACR”) is not an option that is used often. Continued on next page College of Alberta Denturists

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Furthermore, matters in which the College is the complainant cannot be dealt with in ACR, since the College would only be the complainant if there was reasonable evidence of unprofessional conduct. In conclusion, a complaint matter involving a member of the public can be resolved. However, if the matter has been referred to an Expert and/or an Investigator and the process(es) have been initiated, then any information gathered in the respective reports that would support a finding of unprofessional conduct, would be pursued by the College. As well, once a matter has been formally referred to a hearing, then the hearing must proceed regardless of any direct resolution with the complainant. The scenarios presented apply only to situations involving complaints related to denture quality. Complaint matters related to allegations of fraud, unprofessional conduct related to violations of other section of the HPA, Denturist Profession Regulations, College’s Code of Ethics and/or Standards of Practice are unique and as such are evaluated and acted upon on a case by case basis. Jayesh Bharadia, BSc. DD Complaints Director

Changes to Committee The Council at their recent meeting, considered matters related to the College’s various Committees. The College’s Denturist Program Review Committee is an ad-hoc Committee that was struck to address specific issues that were presented to the College. Those matters have been addressed and completed, and as such, the Council has now cancelled the Committee. If a need arises in the future, it can be re-struck at that time. The College would like to thank the following Regulated Members who have participated and provided their services since the Committee was struck:

John Burnham Chris Duncan Patrick Felt Charles Gulley Danielle Hrdlicka Michael Thomas

Did you Know? More than 40% of the investigations that have been completed by the College, have resulted in the Complaint being dismissed by the Complaints Director.

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Seeking “Experts” Under the Health Professions Act, the Complaints Director can appoint an Expert to provide an Expert Report on a subject matter related to a complaint; for our profession, this usually relates to the denture(s) in question. Although the College does have a few individuals who provide the services of an Expert, we are seeking additional Regulated Members from Edmonton and Calgary areas, to provide the services. The reason for the focus to Edmonton and Calgary practitioners is based solely on demographics; this to prevent issues related to bias perception of “close competitors” from the smaller rural locales. So what’s involved in being an Expert? First and foremost, you have to be able to provide the services without bias or prejudice against the Regulated Member to whom a complaint relates, and further, you must not be acquainted with the Complainant and the Patient, (if the patient is not the Complainant). As such, the Complaints Director would contact you to discuss whether or not you would be able to do an Expert Report and identify both the Regulated Member and the Complainant/Patient, and then give some particulars as to what is to be reported on. Again, it is generally related to dentures and for such, the normal requirements would be as follows: Arrange a mutually suitable time for the patient to attend your office; Review initial provider’s patient record (if available); Generate standard patient information forms; Conduct a general prosthetic examination; Analyze the denture(s) in question both intraorally and extraorally; Utilize study models if necessary; Utilize clinical remounting if necessary; Utilize any other tests necessary; Utilize digital photography to support findings; Record all findings; Prepare and deliver Expert Report; and If required, attend a Hearing Tribunal Hearing to provide testimony. The actual report is based on a template, which guides the Expert in providing the minimum required information. However, the Expert Report is the report by the appointed Expert, and the wording and content is completely that of the appointed Expert. Experts are remunerated for their time expended and reimbursed for any expenses incurred. If you are interested in being considered for such an appointment, please complete the Human Resources form available on the member’s side of the website, under College Documents  Forms. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact either Mr. Jayesh Bharadia or Mr. Charles Gulley at the College.

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Investigators & Alternate Complaints Director Needed The College remains seeking Regulated Members to train for Investigators and for an additional individual to be designated as the Complaints Director “Alternate”. As our Complaints Director, Mr. Jayesh Bharadia, is an actively practicing Regulated Member, there is a potential for some issues to occur, with respect to him discharging his duties as the Complaints Director. For example, if the College receives a complaint against Mr. Bharadia, he obviously cannot address it, or if he has to address a complaint against another member who could be deemed as his “direct competitor”, then there could be a potential for perception of bias. Currently, the former Complaints Director, Mr. Charles Gulley, provides services as the Alternative Complaints Director where appropriate. The College is currently seeking Denturists who can conduct investigations. The College utilizes external Investigators for some matters, but some investigations are of a nature that the Investigator needs to have intimate knowledge of the profession, in order to investigate the matter appropriately and fully. It is also desired that one individual will be designated the Alternative Complaints Director and this individual will discharge the duties of the Complaints Director, if Mr. Bharadia cannot provide his services due to situations as previously indicated, and he defers the duties to the individual. If you wish further information on the position and the requirements for an Investigator, please contact either Mr. Jayesh Bharadia or Mr. Charles Gulley at the College office in Edmonton. Further, if you wish to be considered for training and for the position as Complaints Director Alternate, please complete and submit a Human Resources Form that is available on the Member’s side of the website, College Documents  Forms.

Vacancies on Committees & Pool The College is advising the Regulated Members of the vacancies on Committees and Pools. Any Regulated Member in Good Standing with the College can submit their name to the College, for Council’s consideration of appointment to a Committee or Pool. At present, the following Committees have vacancies: Registration Committee Additionally, the College is seeking Regulated Members for the following: Membership List for appointments to Hearing Tribunal & Complaint Review Committee For further information, please contact either Ms. Rees or Mr. Gulley at the College office. If you are interested in being considered for a position, please complete and submit a Human Resources Form that is available on the Member’s side of the website, College Documents  Forms.

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2013 AGM & Convention The Conference Planning Committee is busy finalizing details for the June 2013 Annual General Meeting and Convention, and the Convention booklet will be distributed to the Members in April. As previously advised, the AGM & Convention will be held at the Sawridge Hotel & Conference Center in Jasper, June 12th – 15th. The following is the tentative schedule to date: Wednesday June 12th: Morning: Afternoon: Social:

Multiple Continuing Competency Courses Limited Continuing Competency Course, Annual Golf Tournament at Jasper Park Lodge Golf Dinner at Jasper Park Lodge (to be confirmed)

Thursday June 13th: Morning: Afternoon: Social:

Multiple Continuing Competency Courses, Exhibitors Showcase Open Multiple Continuing Competency Courses, Exhibitors Showcase Open Wine & Cheese Reception in Exhibitor’s Hall

Friday June 14th: Morning: Afternoon: Other: Social:

Multiple Continuing Competency Courses, Exhibitors Showcase Open Multiple Continuing Competency Courses Denturist Association of Alberta (DAA) Annual Meeting Gala Dinner (location to be confirmed)

Saturday June 15th: Morning: Afternoon:

College of Alberta Denturists Annual General Meeting AGM continuing if necessary

The following is the list of Courses submitted to date, to be finalized and confirmed by the Conference Planning Committee. We anticipate additional submissions in the near future. CPR Recertification Course - multiple sessions will be available Tracers vs. Check Bites Insurance Billing and Fraud; it may not be You Personal Perspective on Selecting the Appropriate Type of Implant Retention Roles and Responsibilities of the Denturist Association of Alberta Practical Approach to Patient Recordkeeping Objective Method for Determining Vertical Understanding Complaint Resolution Executive Health Savings Plan – Health Disaster Proof your Business How to Prepare a Patient for Dental Implants Increasing Case Acceptance for Implant Treatment Has your Practice Become Routing? Need a Change of Pace? Simplifying the Fixed Hybrid All courses that will be presented at the convention will be preapproved for continuing competency hour’s credit.

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Infection Prevention & Control With the ongoing changes in the world of IP&C Standards for the health professions, there remains questions circulating regarding compliance, inspections and training. The College is happy to assist the Members in meeting their legal and ethical requirements for IP&C Standards compliance when possible, however, Members must remember that it is their responsibility to obtain adequate training and ensure they are compliant with the requirements. Training There are multiple consultants available to assist with ensuring you are compliant with the requirements. The College does not endorse any companies or organizations, and cannot provide referrals of such. Please discuss with your colleagues and/or search the web for such companies. As well, there is training courses available at various educational facilities. Further, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA)1, which is the not-for-profit association that works in Canada to develop standards for government such as for public safety and health, provide training courses. The CSA have been utilized by Alberta Health for their requirements, and are also referenced in the College’s IP&C Standards. You may visit the CSA website for additional information on their training courses: www.csa.ca/cm/ca/en/training Reminder of Device Requirements All Members are to be reminded of the requirement by Health Canada, for use of Licensed Medical Devices in Dental Health Care. Please visit the Member’s side of the website page IP&C and Hazard Control  Health Canada, for that information. 1.

www.csa.ca

PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING UP TO BECOME A CLINICAL PRECEPTOR FOR A THIRD YEAR STUDENT IN THE NAIT DENTURIST PROGRAM NAIT is continuing to recruit clinical preceptors throughout the province on an on-going basis. Take this opportunity to share your clinical experience with someone new to the profession! Give us a call today and we will send you information that will help you to decide if this is an opportunity that is of interest to you. We are in the process of placing our students in clinics now! Heather K. Dockrill, RDA Practicum Liaison – Denturist Program Dental Health Sciences P 780.471.7685 F 780.491.3149 E heatherd@nait.ca

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James Cooper, DD Practicum Liaison – Denturist Program Dental Health Sciences P 780.471.7683 F 780.491.3149 E jcooper@nait.ca

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Health Information Act (HIA) The following information is provided on the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta website, regarding the Health Information Act (HIA). Under this Act, denturists are considered “custodians” and all denturists are required to abide by the requirements contained in HIA.

Question: What can a patient do if they have made a request from you under the HIA, but you don’t respond? Answer: The HIA gives you 30 days to respond to your request under the Act. If 30 days have elapsed and you have not yet provided a response to the patient, they can then contact the Information and Privacy Commissioner and request that they review your failure to respond. Question: What fees can you charge a patient for providing them with a copy of their record you retain? Answer: If a patient requests a copy of their health records under the HIA, there is a fee schedule that lays out the maximum fees a custodian can charge you for your records. For example, the HIA allows custodians to charge a $ 25.00 application fee and, if there are more than 20 pages of records, you can also charge $ 0.25 per page photocopying. You can also charge fees for duplicating videotapes or special media like x-rays or similar items. If the patient has requested that you transfer the patient’s records to a new practitioner, the fee schedule under the HIA does not apply. The transferring of records to a new service provider is governed by the applicable regulatory body. The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner cannot review the decision of a custodian to apply fees in this circumstance. Custodians will be able to handle many requests as in the past, using common sense and professional standards. For more information about the Act, check the Alberta Health and Wellness website at www.health.gov.ab.ca or The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s website at www.oipc.ab.ca. The telephone number for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner is 780-422-6860 and the number for the Alberta Health and Wellness help desk is 780-427-8089.

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College Briefs Next Council Meeting Date The next meeting of the Council has been scheduled for April 12, 2013, in the Large Conference Room at SunLife Place in Edmonton. Members are reminded that the meetings are open, except for portions held incamera. If you wish to attend to observe a

Council meeting, you are requested to advise the College in writing in advance. If you wish to make a presentation to the Council, you may request this by submitting a letter to the Registrar, detailing what the purpose of your request is and your anticipated presentation time.

Next Wild Rose Newsletter The College invites the members to submit their typewritten articles to the attention of the editor, for review and consideration of publication. Please submit Word documents to the College via mail, facsimile or email to “The Editor” at registrar.cofabdent@telus.net, for consideration of publication.

Please be reminded that published articles can qualify for continuing competency hours as per the Continuing Competency Rules. The deadline for submissions for our next issue is: May 17, 2013.

IP&C - Medical Device Reprocessing Online Training The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has advised that their Medical Device Online Training program is available.

For additional information, please visit their website at:

www.csa.ca/cm/ca/en/training

Distribution of College Information The College provides electronic distribution of general correspondence to the members, to those who chose that method. This provides those Members who have selected electronic delivery, with prompt delivery of information; further, it saves costs related to hard copy production, mailing and staff time.

If you wish to change your method of receiving general correspondence, an Amendment to Register Information for the purpose of Distribution of College Information form has been posted to the Member’s side of the website, under “Registration  Forms”.

IP&C Standards – Spaulding Classification Chart The Standards Committee has done some minor revisions to the IP&C Standards Document. The Spaulding Classification Chart has been amended to provide greater clarification,

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and some of the examples have been reorganized. A hard copy of the revised chart is being sent to all Regulated Members for their insertion into their copy of the IP&C Standards.

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Denturist retiring. Please call (403)-2845334.

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Well established and located in modern professional building. Good relationship with 10-12 referring dentists.

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Licensed Denturist Licensed Denturist needed in busy denture clinic. Located in Medicine Hat Alberta. Hours are 9-5 Monday through Friday. Denture Technician Denture centre in Airdrie looking for a Denture Technician. Must have 2-3 years’ experience.

Please call 403-528-2226 with any questions or Fax resume to our office at 403-526-4639.

Skills required: pour impressions, set up & wax up dentures and relining dentures. Please email your resume to: airdriedenture@telus.net or Call: 403-862-2560

Business Services Will help with all your Manual and your reprocessing needs. Deborah Kavalo, IPC Consultant.

Email dkavalo@telus.net or call 403-6808055

CADA Online Registry Now Available The College of Alberta Dental Assistants is pleased to announce the launch of our new online Dental Assistant Registry. This new service will allow employers, colleagues and members of the public to ensure that the people providing dental assisting services have met the criteria to be regulated members of CADA and that they hold current registration. Regulated members of CADA must meet specific criteria to be registered, including completing formal education at a recognized program and successfully meeting the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) requirements. All dental assisting programs in Alberta are currently accredited through the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. Each registered dental assistant has a unique scope of practice based on the individual’s education, training and NDAEB certification. The Registry identifies the scope of practice for each individual dental assistant. The public is better informed than ever before and rightly expects that those who provide health care services directly to them have professional qualifications which are formally taught and rigorously evaluated. Regulated members of CADA must meet specific standards, hold individual malpractice insurance and meet registration and competence requirements. Remedies exist if those standards are not met. As a recognized profession under the Health Professions Act, the same discipline processes apply to registered dental assistants as apply to all regulated health professions. As potential employers of registered dental assistants we invite you use the Dental Assistant Registry at www.abrda.ca (search Registry) when hiring dental assistants and each year following the renewal deadline to ensure the dental assistants you may rely on remain current in their registration with CADA. College of Alberta Denturists

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NAIT Continuing Education Courses The following are some of the dental related continuing education courses currently available at NAIT. Please check the NAIT main website for additional courses.  

NOTE: Prerequisites for all of the courses is that the individual is a Regulated Member, Provisional Regulated Member, or  Intern Member Denturist. Any additional prerequisites are indicated in the applicable course.    

Course Name

ID # 

Hours 

Date(s) 

Min/Max 

Fee 

Patient Clinical Records     

IDE301 

Home study:  34.0 hours 

As requested 

N/A  6 months 

$450.00 

Treatment Planning for Removable  Prosthodontics  (IDE301 or equivalent Prerequisite ) 

IDE302 

Home study:  25.0 hours 

As requested 

N/A  6 months 

$450.00 

Surveying for Partial Denture Design  (IDE301 or equivalent & IDE302  Prerequisites) 

IDE303 

Home study:  40.0 hours 

As requested 

N/A  6 months 

$450.00 

Preceptor Training Theory & Workshop  LAST 2 WORKSHOPS OFFERED THIS  WAY!  * Offered in a new format with both  theory and workshop incorporated into  On‐site  1 day.  (No longer a Level 1 and Level 2)   Workshop  Location:  Topics to be covered are:  9:00‐4:00 pm NAIT   Role of the Preceptor  *A light  Main  breakfast   Adult Learning Theories  Campus  and lunch   Communication and Conflict  will be served   Motivating the Learner   The Multigenerational workplace   Feedback and Evaluation   Introduction to Collaborative  Practice 

Wednesdays:  March 20/13  April 10/13 

To register please contact:    Tiana Stuber @   780‐378‐5910    Or email  preceptortraining@nait.ca  

No Fee 

Home Study  8.0 Hours 

As requested 

N/A 

$200 

Tooth Whitening 

IDA 82 

Additional Courses: The following courses are available for denturists by single subject; however, some restrictions may  apply. Contact NAIT at 780‐471‐8761 for further information.  Denture Set‐up Review 

DHS500 

16.0 Hours 

May 04 & 05,  2013 

N/A 

$550.00 

Dental Science 

IDA101 

Home study:  55.0 hours 

As requested 

N/A  6 months 

$456.00 

Oral Health Education  

IDA105 

Home study:  64.0 hours 

As requested 

N/A  6 months 

$456.00 

Dental Reception Procedures 

IDA200 

Home study:  54.0 hours 

As requested 

N/A  6 months 

$456.00 

Nutrition in Dentistry 

IDA103 

Home study:  26.0 hours 

As requested 

N/A  6 months 

$456.00 

Emergencies & Pharmacology 

IDA104 

Home study:  34.0 hours 

As requested 

N/A  6 months 

$456.00 

Dental Communications 

IDA130 

Home study:  68.0 hours 

As requested 

N/A  6 months 

$456.00 

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College of Alberta Denturists


Council, Committees and College Employees & Officers Council Ms. Jennifer Auld, DD- President Ms. Erin Derraugh - Vice President Mr. Wade Klimpke, DD Mr. Gerard Mercier, DD, F.C.A.D. Audit Committee Mr. Gerard Mercier, DD, F.C.A.D. - Chair

Ms. Cara-Lee Voss-Seiler, DD Mr. Kevin Peddie - Public Member Mr. Aaron Zelmer- Public Member

Ms. Erin Derraugh, DD

Conference Planning Committee Mr. Blaine Cassios, DD - Chair Ms. Tara Jones, DD

Mr. Sid Pura, DD

Examination Committee Mr. Michael Thomas, DD, F.C.A.D. - Chair Mr. Kevin Cho, DD Mr. Chris Duncan, DD Mr. Tony Ivicevic, DD

Mr. Dan Mihajlov, DD Mr. Darren Strach, DD Mr. Michael Weiss, B.Sc, DD Ms. Cheryl Young, DD

Fee Guide Development & Negotiation Committee Mr. Michael Brennan, DD - Chair Mr. Steven Sailer, DD Mr. Michael Hansen, DD Registration Committee Ms. Katherine Holyk, B.Ed, DD- Chair Mr. Dennis Baird, DD

Ms. Lori Tarnowski, DD Mr. Darron Ward, B.Sc, DD

Standards Committee Mr. Walter Assmus, DD, F.C.A.D. - Chair Ms. Janet Paradis, BA, MA, DD Mr. Kevin Rapske, DD

Ms. Rae-Lynne Robichaud, DD Ms. Karen Smith, DD

CEO, Registrar Mr. Charles Gulley, DD, F.C.A.D.

Office Manager & Hearings Director Ms. Lorrie Rees, B.Ed

Complaints Director Mr. Jayesh Bharadia, B.Sc, DD

Legal Counsel Mr. Blair Maxston, LLB

Office Assistant/Receptionist Ms. Karen Irwin

Privacy Officer Ms. Lorrie Rees, B.Ed Listing as at March 01, 2013.

College of Alberta Denturists

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The Wild Rose Newsletter is published quarterly by the College of Alberta Denturists. Editor: Charles Gulley Articles and Advertisements may be submitted to the College at any time. The College reserves the full right to determine what is and what is not published in the newsletter.

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