Denturism

The College of Denturists of British Columbia is the regulatory body established for the health profession of denturism.

Denturism has been a designated health profession under the Health Professions Act since December 7, 1995, and is regulated by the College in accordance with the Act, the Denturists Regulation and the bylaws of the College.

Denturism has been a regulated profession under British Columbia legislation since 1988. Before designation under the Health Professions Act, the profession was regulated under the former Dental Technicians and Denturists Act.

The composition of the board of the College is:

  • six elected denturists; and
  • three public representatives appointed by the Minister.

Amendments to the Denturists Regulation

Amendments to the Denturists Regulation and to most College bylaws are subject to a three-month notice period, unless the Minister specifies a shorter period.

The College is responsible for giving notice of proposed bylaw amendments, including posting them on the College website, and all bylaw amendments must be filed with the Minister to be effective. Filed bylaws come into force 60 days after the date of filing, unless the Minister either disallows the change or specifies an earlier date, or the College withdraws the change.

The full text of the current bylaws and information about any proposed bylaw amendments may be obtained by contacting the College. Comments on proposed bylaw amendments should be submitted to both the College and the Ministry.

Proposed Regulation Amendments Notice Date
There are no proposed amendments. June 5, 2013
Approved Regulation Amendments Date
Makes the Denturists Regulation, effective October 17, 2008. October 15, 2008
MO 237/2008
BC Reg 277/2008
Repeals the Denturists Regulation (BC Reg 68/2000), effective October 17, 2008.

Continues the designation of denturism under the Health Professions Designation Regulation, effective October 17, 2008.
October 10, 2008
OIC 737/2008
BC Reg 270/2008
Amends the Denturists Regulation by adding section 8 re: continued application of Part 4 of the Health Professions Act to denturism. January 30, 2006
OIC 33/2006
BC Reg 9/2006
Repeals and replaces BC Reg 510/95, the Denturists Regulation, to allow denturists to work with partial dentures and dentures-over-implants. February 21, 2000
OIC 203/2000
BC Reg 68/2000
Amends the Designation Regulation by adding denturism as a profession to which Part 4 of the Act applies. June 7, 1999
OIC 670/99
BC Reg 165/99
Enacts the Denturists Regulation. December 7, 1995
OIC 1469/95
BC Reg 510/95
Filed Bylaw Amendments Date
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule A: Recognized Denturist Education Programs Filed August 9, 2017
In force October 8, 2017
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule C regarding fees.

Filed December 22, 2016
In force February 20, 2017

Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Form 5: Application for Registration Renewal Filed December 3,  
2015
In force
January 4, 2016
MO 412/2015
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing the entire set of bylaws. Filed September 23, 2015
In force
November
22, 2015
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule E regarding fees. Filed November 4,  
2011
In force
November
8, 2011
MO 301/2011
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Schedule E regarding fees. October 29, 2004
Deposited
February 27, 2003
OIC 185/2003
February 27, 2003
OIC 185/2003
Amends the bylaws revising membership requirements to reflect amendments to the Denturists Regulation and mobility requirements regarding out-of-province applicants June 8, 2000
OIC 816/2000
Amends the bylaws including housekeeping changes and clarification of certain provisions such as the duties of officers of board, and practice requirements. June 4, 1999
OIC 669/99
Approves the bylaws of the College. December 4, 1996
OIC 1412/96
 
Other Date
Orders that the date by which the first election must be held is changed to May 1, 1997. November 29, 1996
MO 422/96
Orders that the date by which the first election must be held is changed to December 1, 1996. June 30, 1996
MO 243/96
Appoints the first board of the College and orders that the first election of professional members to the board must be held on or before July 1, 1996. December 7, 1995
MO 593/95