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; 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  Dr. Kalyani Baldota  Toronto, ON
     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  Fasken Martineau
     Audit Representative  Stern Cohen
     Investment Representative  CIBC
     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

     

    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

     

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