RCDC - Governance

Governance

  • Governance

    Council

    The Royal College of Dentists of Canada’s Council is comprised of: Fellows representing all of the dental specialties recognized by the Canadian Dental Association, plus one Fellow representing Dental Sciences; two (2) official observers each from the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC), the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB), the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation (CDRAF), the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD), and the Canadian Dental Specialties Association (CDSA).

    Position
    Name
    Location
     President / Chair  Dr. Christopher Robinson  Edmonton, AB
     Vice-President  Dr. Adel Kauzman  Laval, QC
     Immediate Past President  Dr. Hugh Lamont  Victoria, BC 
     Registrar **  vacant  n/a
     Treasurer**  Dr. James Posluns  Toronto, ON
     Secretary**  Mr. Peter McCutcheon  Toronto, ON
     Examiner-in-Chief*  Dr. Benjamin Davis  Halifax, NS
     Dental Public Health  Vacant  n/a
     Dental Science  Vacant  n/a
     Endodontics  Dr. John Odai  Ottawa, ON
     Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology  Dr. Daniel Turgeon  Laval, QC
     Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  Dr. Michel El-Hakim  Montreal, QC
     Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology  Dr. Karen Burgess  Toronto, ON
     Orthodontics  Dr. Tarek El-Bialy  Edmonton, AB
     Pediatric Dentistry  Dr. Felicity Hardwick  Nanaimo, BC
     Periodontics  Dr. Carolyn Mason  Windsor, ON
     Prosthodontics  Dr. Bernard Linke  Edmonton, AB
     Public Member  vacant  n/a

     * Examiner-in-Chief is an elected non-voting member of Council.                          
    ** Registrar, Treasurer and Secretary are appointed non-voting members of Council.

    Governance Committee

    The Governance Committee will ensure that Council fulfills its legal, ethical, and functional responsibilities through adequate strategic planning, governance policy  development, recruitment strategies, training programs, the monitoring of Council and all committee activities, and the evaluation of Council and committee members’ performance.  

    Position
    Name
     Immediate Past President (Chair)  Dr. Hugh Lamont
     Council Representative  Dr. Felicity Hardwick
     Councillor  Vacant
     Councillor  Vacant
     Public Member  Vacant
     Member-at-Large  Dr. Benjamin Davis
     President (Ex-officio)  Dr. Christopher Robinson

     

    Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee is composed of Executive Officers, together with one member of the Council elected as Council Representative, a Registrar, and Secretary-Treasurer. The Executive Committee is responsible for carrying out the duties as assigned by Council and is responsible to Council. The Executive Committee has the authority to act on behalf of the Council. 

    Position
    Name
     President / Chair  Dr. Christopher Robinson
     Vice-President  Dr. Adel Kauzman
     Immediate Past President  Dr. Hugh Lamont
     Registrar   vacant
     Examiner-in-Chief  Dr. Benjamin Davis
     Council Representative  Dr. Felicity Hardwick
     Treasurer  Dr. James Posluns
     Secretary  Mr. Peter McCutcheon

    Registrar, Treasurer and Secretary are appointed non-voting members of Executive.

    Budget and Audit Committee

    The Budget and Audit Committee is responsible for the oversight of the organization’s financial stability and will ensure that Council fulfills its legal, ethical, and functional responsibilities.

    Position
    Name
     Treasurer  Dr. James Posluns
     Council Representative  Dr. Felicity Hardwick
     Member-at-Large  Dr. William Wilson
     Legal Representative  vacant
     Audit Representative  Mr. Richard Mendelsohn
     Investment Representative  vacant
     President (Ex-officio)  Dr. Christopher Robinson
     Executive Director  Mr. Peter McCutcheon

     

    Bylaw Committee

    The Bylaw Committee is responsible for the oversight of the organization’s bylaws and will ensure that Council fulfills its legal, ethical and functional responsibilities.

    Position
    Name
     Council Representative (Chair)  Dr. Felicity Hardwick
     Councillor  Vacant
     Member-at-Large  Dr. Garnet Packota
     Member-at-Large  Dr. Leland McFadden
     President (Ex-officio)  Dr. Christopher Robinson
     Executive Director  Mr. Peter McCutcheon

     

    Education Committee

    The Education Committee will ensure that Council fulfills its legal, ethical and functional responsibilities through oversight of the National Dental Specialty Examinations (NDSE) in order to maintain or enhance the organization’s high standards through examination standard setting, policy development, and evaluation of the Examinations, Appeals, and Credentials Committees and their members’ performance.

    Position
    Name
     President / Chair  Dr. Christopher Robinson
     NDSE Committee Chair  Dr. Benjamin Davis
     Credentials Committee Chair   Dr. Adel Kauzman
     Appeals Committee Chair   Mr. Peter McCutcheon
     Associate Examiner-in-Chief         Dr. Christine Corbeil
     Dental Public Health Chief Examiner  Dr. Garry Aslanyan
     Dental Sciences Chief Examiner  Vacant
     Endodontics Chief Examiner  Dr. Sheldon Best
     Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Chief Examiner  Dr. Noura Alsufyani
     Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Chief Examiner  Dr. Brian Rittenberg
     Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology Chief Examiner  Dr. Iona Leong
     Orthodontics Chief Examiner  Dr. Susan Eslambolchi
     Pediatric Dentistry Chief Examiner  Dr. Gordon Payne
     Periodontics Chief Examiner  Dr. Jean-Pierre Picard
     Prosthodontics Chief Examiner    Dr. Izchak Barzilay
     College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan  Member   Dr. Gerald Uswak
     College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia  Member   Mr. Jerome Marburg
     Alberta Dental Association and College Member          Dr. Randall Croutze
     Manitoba Dental Association Member  Dr. Patricia Ling
     Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario  Member  Dr. David Segal
     Ordre des dentistes du Québec Member  Dr. Louis-René Charette
     New Brunswick Dental Society Member                  Vacant
     Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia Member           Dr. Martin R. Gillis
     Dental Association of Prince Edward Island Member  Vacant
     Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Board Member  Vacant
     Director, Examinations*                  Ms. Amandine Perdebat
     Psychometrician*  Dr. Brian Hess
     ACFD Member*                 Dr. David Kennedy
     CDAC Member*                 Dr. Amarjit Rihal
     CDSA Member*                 Dr. Christina McCord

     *Non-voting members of the Education Committee.

     Fellowship Affairs Committee

    The Fellowship Affairs Committee is responsible for the membership program, including professional development, communication, and awards, ensuring that the needs of the membership are met.

    Position Name
     Registrar (Chair)  Vacant
     Vice-President    Dr. Adel Kauzman
     Councillor  Vacant
     Member-at-Large  Vacant
     Member-at-Large  Vacant
     Member-at-Large  Vacant
     President (Ex-officio)  Dr. Christopher Robinson
     Registration Manager  Ms. Catalina Ponce de Leon

     

    Credentials Committee

    The Credentials Committee will ensure that all candidates for examination meet the eligibility requirements established in the bylaws, to ensure the organization operates effectively and achieves its vision, mission, and goals.

    Position Name
     Vice-President  (Chair)  Dr. Adel Kauzman
     Council Representative  Dr. Felicity Hardwick 
     Councillor  Dr. Karen Burgess
     Councillor  Dr. Carolyn Mason
     President   Dr. Christopher Robinson
     Registrar  Vacant

     

    Appeals Committee

    The Appeals Committee will ensure that formal reviews of National Dental Specialty Examinations (NDSE) are carried out as directed by policy in a standard, timely, and confidential fashion.

    Position
    Name
     Executive Director (Chair)  Mr. Peter McCutcheon
     Director, Examinations    Ms. Amandine Perdebat
     Registration Manager  Ms. Catalina Ponce de Leon
     President (Ex-officio)       Dr. Christopher Robinson

     

    National Dental Specialty Examinations Committee

    The National Dental Specialty Examinations Committee is responsible for maintaining or enhancing the organization’s high standards through program development and volunteer engagement for the National Dental Specialty Examinations (NDSE).

    Position Name
     Examiner-in-Chief (Chair)  Dr. Benjamin Davis
     Associate Examiner-in-Chief         Dr. Christine Corbeil
     Dental Public Health Chief Examiner  Dr. Garry Aslanyan
     Dental Sciences Chief Examiner  Vacant
     Endodontics Chief Examiner  Dr. Sheldon Best
     Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Chief Examiner  Dr. Noura Alsufyani
     Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Chief Examiner  Dr. Brian Rittenberg
     Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology Chief Examiner  Dr. Iona Leong
     Orthodontics Chief Examiner  Dr. Susan Eslambolchi
     Pediatric Dentistry Chief Examiner  Dr. Gordon Payne
     Periodontics Chief Examiner  Dr. Jean-Pierre Picard
     Prosthodontics Chief Examiner    Dr. Izchak Barzilay
     President (Ex-officio)  Dr. Christopher Robinson
     Executive Director*  Mr. Peter McCutcheon
     Psychometrician*  Dr. Brian Hess
     Director, Examinations*                    Ms. Amandine Perdebat
     Systems and Support Manager*                 Mr. Kyle Todt

     *Non-voting members of the NDSE Committee. 

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