Dental Technology

The College of Dental Technicians of British Columbia is the regulatory body established for the health profession of dental technology.

Dental technology 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 Dental Technicians Regulation and the bylaws of the College.

Dental technology has been a regulated profession under British Columbia legislation since 1958. 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:

  • five elected dental technicians;
  • one elected dental technician assistant; and
  • three public representatives appointed by the Minister.

Amendments to the Dental Technologists Regulation

Amendments to the Dental Technicians 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 November 1, 2014
Approved Regulation Amendments Date
Makes the Dental Technicians Regulation, effective October 17, 2008. October 15, 2008
MO 238/2008
BC Reg 278/2008

Repeals the Dental Technicians Regulation (BC Reg 509/95), effective October 17, 2008.

Continues the designation of dental technology under the Health Professions Designation Regulation, effective October 17, 2008.

October 10, 2008
OIC 737/2008
BC Reg 270/2008
Amends the Dental Technicians Regulation by repealing and replacing section 3 regarding reserved titles. May 14, 1998
OIC 622/98
BC Reg 162/98
Enacts the Dental Technicians Regulation. December 7, 1995
OIC 1468/95
BC Reg 509/95
Filed Bylaw Amendments Date
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing sections 35(2), (3), and (5) related to fees. Filed October 5, 2017
In force December 4, 2017
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 35(3) regarding registration renewal fees. Filed December 12, 2016
In force December 13, 2016
MO 493/2016
Amends the bylaws by amending section 24, General Meetings. Filed October 6, 2016
In force December 5, 2016
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 3, Nomination Procedure, and section 4, Election Procedure. Filed October 1, 2016
In force November 30, 2016
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Section 35(3) (fees). Filed September 22, 2015
In force November 21, 2015
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing the schedule regarding voting eligibility for registrants. Filed March 24, 2015
In force May 1, 2015
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing Section 35(3) (fees). Filed December 29, 2014
In force December 31, 2014
MO 467/2014
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 35 (1), (2) and (3) regarding fees. Filed December 12, 2013
In force January 31, 2014
MO 314/2013
Amends section 26 of the bylaws to make the registrar the head of the public body for the purposes of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Filed May 9, 2013
In force July 8, 2013

Amends the bylaws regarding new quality assurance committee, new non-practicing class of registration, criminal record checks and continuing education program. Filed April 27, 2012
In force May 18, 2012
MO 123/2012
Amends section 2 of the bylaws regarding eligibility to vote and to be elected to the board. Filed October 18, 2011
In force December 17, 2011
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 35 (1) to (4), (11) and (12) regarding fees. Filed October 18, 2011
In force December 17, 2011
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 35 (3) regarding registration renewal fees. Filed January 7, 2011
In force January 11, 2011
MO 004/2011
Amends section 48 of the bylaws regarding fines that may be ordered by the discipline committee. Filed August 13, 2010
In force October 12, 2010
Amends the bylaws by adding a new Schedule A (Tariff of Costs). Filed August 6, 2010
In force October 5, 2010
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 3 (3) regarding nominations for board elections and section 24 regarding annual general meeting conduct and quorum. Filed July 23, 2009
In force August 22, 2009
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 35 (2) to (5) regarding fees. Filed November 13, 2008
In force January 12, 2009
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 35 (1) to (3) regarding fees Filed November 16, 2007
In force January 15, 2008
Amends the bylaws by repealing and replacing section 35 regarding fees. Filed October 27, 2006
In force December 26, 2006
Approves amendments to the bylaws regarding annual reports, registration and liability insurance. Filed September 7, 2006
OIC 644/2006
Amends the bylaws regarding publication of the College's annual reports. Filed June 29, 2006
In force August 28, 2006
Amends the bylaws regarding fees and special levies payable by registrants. Filed July 29, 2005
In force September 28, 2005
Amends the bylaws to increase fees respecting examination, registration, and renewal. Filed December 11, 2003
OIC 1225/2003
Amends the bylaws respecting registration renewal requirements and to remove the requirement that applicants provide evidence regarding the completion of practical work experience prior to applying for registration. Filed May 28, 2003
OIC 527/2003
Amends the bylaws including housekeeping changes and changes to the code of ethics and standards of practice. Filed May 23, 2002
OIC 398/2002
Approves the bylaws of the College. Filed September 11, 1997
OIC 1052/97
 
Other Date
Effective October 1, 2011, repeals the Criminal Records Review Act Exemption Regulation and establishes the dates by which dental technicians must comply with that Act. July 21, 2011
OIC 345/2011
BC Reg 128/2011
Orders that the date by which the first election must be held is changed to September 1, 1997. February 28, 1997
MO 91/97
Orders that the date by which the first election must be held is changed to March 1, 1997. June 30, 1996
MO 244/96
Effective January 1, 1996, makes the Criminal Records Review Act Exemption Regulation, exempting dental technicians from the application of that Act. December 7, 1995
OIC 1482/95
BC Reg 504/95
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 6, 1995
MO 592/96