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New Brunswick Dental Assistants' Association des assistant(e)s dentaires du Nouveau-Brunswick
P.O. Box / C.P. 8997,  Shediac, NB   E4P 8W5
e-mail:  bernioff@nb.sympatico.ca
 
Bernice Léger Daigle, Bilingual Office Coordinator
 
 
   
 
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The National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) and the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association (CDAA), are inviting organizations to submit a proposal for the supply of resources and services for the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) on dental assisting.
 
We are sharing the attached request for proposal and request that you share it broadly with your respective networks/contacts with the hope that we can reach the largest number of potential service providers as possible.
 
The NOA is a key research project used to advance the profession of dental assisting in Canada.  The results of this comprehensive survey impact the future domain description for dental assisting; informs labour mobility trends; identifies and addresses emerging practices, technologies, tools and issues; informs the scope of practice; identifies regional disparities; highlights actual practice versus scope; impacts the content of the national dental assisting exam; informs dental assisting curriculum, and impacts government regulation and policy development related to the profession of dental assisting. 
 
Please see attached the terms of reference for the request for proposal and associated deliverales. 
 
Deadline for expression of interest: February 20, 2019
Deadline for receipt of quotation/proposal: March 1, 2019
 
We appreciate any assistance with distribution your organization can provide.
 
Best regards,
 
Stephen Grundy                                                                     
Chief Administrative Officer & Registrar
 204-2283 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, ON
K1G 5A2
The New Brunswick Dental Society wants to remind the level II dental assistants to renew their license by January 31, 2019.  You may contact them at (506) 452-8575 or via e-mail to:  info@nbdent.ca
 
Also, they have recently moved to:  570 Queen Street, Suite 504 in Fredericton, NB
NBDAA's local telephone number has changed to (506)876-4662.
Greetings  Fellow Dental Assistants. Thought I would submit some photos that I took at BOO AT THE ZOO at Moncton Magnetic Hill Zoo in Mid-October/18.
I joined the Dental Assistant  and Dental Hygiene Oulton College students and helped distribute tooth brushes, floss threaders and toothpaste to the children who participated in BOO AT THE ZOO.
Hope you enjoy  and get a little chuckle.
Thank you to Dr. Patrick Girouard for his presentation on Digital Biometrics in Dentistry.  He was a part of a great weekend of learning and fun in Shediac.
The Saint John local is searching for a new President, Treasurer and Secretary.  If you are passionate about the dental assisting profession, a leader with a go get it attitude to help organize local meetings, we want to hear from you.
 
Contact Annette Kierstead or any other members of the board of directors.
With the new by-law no. 3-2 with NBDS.
 
If you have not been licensed with NBDS for several years, you only have the remaining of the year 2018 to be compliant and obtain your license again. 
 
With NBDAA, you will need to provide 12 continuing education points for each year that you were not a regular member.  If you lapsed 7 years, you need to provide 7 years x 12 CE/yr = 84 CE points.
 
The above option will no longer be available in 2019.  This is your chance to become compliant with the by-law and enjoy a long lasting career as a professional dental assistant.

STANDARD REGULATORY RESPONSE FOR UNLICENSED DENTAL AUXILIARIES

 Certified Level II Dental Assistants:

• A fine in the amount of $125 payable to the New Brunswick Dental Society and publication in the NBDS Bulletin for the first offense;

• A fine in the amount of $175 payable to the New Brunswick Dental Society and publication in a newspaper for the second offense;

• The complaint be dealt with by the Discipline Committee for the third offense.

See details

A lapse of a license of over 3 years requires a recommendation from the Registrar and approval of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors prior to having a license re-issued.  The longer you are out of practice, the more stringent reentry into practice will become.
If you are licensed now or wish to be anytime in the future, you must maintain your 12 continuing education points annually throughout your career as a level II dental assistant.  For more information on licensure - see NBDS by-law 3-2.
 
On February 3rd, 2018 at the NBDAA Board of Directors' meeting, we had a discussion with Mr. Dan Léger, Registrar of the NB Dental Society following the refusal of license of a few members.
 
It was brought to our attention that the NBDS's by-law number 3-2 was passed and came into effect in June 2017.
 
10.         Any New Brunswick Level II dental assistant who has lapsed their license for more than three years, in addition to good standing, must be approved by the Executive Committee on recommendation of the Registrar’s Office.
 
As we are facing a possible shortage of dental assistants in New Brunswick, some of you may consider returning to the profession after a few or several years of absence.
 
If you foresee returning to the workforce as a level II dental assistant in NB, I urge you to apply NOW for your regular membership with NBDAA with 12 continuing education points and also applying for your license with NBDS without delay.
 
If you have not been licensed in the past three (3) years, please include a brief explanation as to why you have not kept your license active.
 
Each application will be treated individually on a case-by-case basis.
 
If you are refused your license, NBDS will refund your payment.  NBDAA will also refund your membership payment upon receipt of a copy of your refusal letter from NBDS.
 
If you have any questions, please contact NBDS at info@nbds.com or (506) 452-8575.
 
Volunteer is a person that actively takes on a task, responsibility, or project on his or her own accord without needing to be assigned, ordered, or told to do so.  A volunteer is not paid for the work that they provide.
 
Each local (Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, North Shore, U.S.J.R.V.) should have at least 3 volunteers to help and support each other and the profession.  Each volunteer is doing their best by giving of their time out of a busy work schedule and families for the advancement of the profession.  A few more colleagues who could give 1-2 hours a week would make a big difference.
 
Perhaps helping the local President organize 1 meeting per year in your local.  It doesn't have to be a life time commitment.
 
Be part of the solution.  Be supportive and make it fun!
In reviewing observations of our Radiation Surveyors in this Bulletin, Dan and Mary Hanson, I noted a subtle but important point:  Radiation safety is about both the patient and the dental staff.  Read more...
 
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À la lecture des observations présentées dans ce Bulletin par nos agents de contrôle radiologique, Dan et Mary Hanson, J'ai remarqué un point subtil, mais important:  la radioprotection concerne le patient et le personnel dentaire.  Lire les détails...
 
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Health Canada is pleased to provide you with the Establishments that Transplant Human Cells, Tissues and Organs – Including Transplant surgeons and Dental Professionals – Frequently Asked Question.  The goal of this compliance promotion document is to emphasize the pertinent sections of the Safety of Human Cells, Tissues and Organs for Transplantation Regulations (CTO regulations) that are applicable to transplant establishments.  We would highly encourage you to share this document with your members, as applicable, in order to increase their awareness of their responsibilities under the CTO Regulations. Please do not hesitate to distribute this document further.

(See attached file: FAQ_Transplantation_CTO_EN_2016.pdf)


For your information, please find attached the list of stakeholders that will have received this email:
 (See attached file: Dental_and_Surgical_List_Facilities.pdf)


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Biological Product Compliance Program at BPCP_PCPB@hc-sc.gc.ca.

Thank you

Biological Product Compliance Program
Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch
Health Canada
 
On October 1, 2016, a motion was made to accept volunteer work as continuing education points as follows:
 
2.     Courses/Seminars/Lectures - Other  (must be of benefit to the participant)
 a)     Professional responsibility or ethical obligations of the participant
          (Volunteer = 1 pt per event) - Maximum of 5 points PER YEAR will be ACCEPTED.
 
          Must be related to health or dental.
_____________
 
Le 1 octobre, 2016, une motion fut acceptée que le bénévolat sera accepté comme point d'éducation continue tel que suit:
 
2.  Cours/séminaires/présentations – autres (doit bénéficier le/la participant-e)
 a)     Une responsabilité professionnelle ou obligations éthiques du participant.
         (Bénévole = 1 pt par événement) - Un maximum de 5 points PAR ANNÉE sera ACCEPTÉ.
          
         Doit être relié à la santé ou dentaire.
 
Would you like to become a mentor or are you looking for a mentor?  If yes, please contact the NBDAA office.  For more details, see the brochure.
You may enroll in the Group Retirement Savings Plan by filling out the Pension plan Application form and returning it to the NBDAA office.

We are proud to be able to promote the dental assisting profession by helping 2 students with a $500 scholarship each towards a dental assisting program in Canada.  Fill the application form and must be received by January 31.

 
Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019
Moncton at 10 a.m.
(If you wish to attend, please notify Bernice)
 
Moncton Local meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6 p.m. at DocBraces
Guest speaker:  Mac!  Maritime Assistance Canines
 
Moncton Local meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Oulton Students' Table top presentations
at Oulton College Dental Education Center at 5 Pacific Ave
 
NBDAA AGM
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
in Moncton
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
Past President
 
Vice President
 
Fredericton Representative
Saint John Representative
North Shore Representative
 
Member at Large
 
Moncton Representative
Vacant position
 
CDAA Representative
 
NBDS Representative
 
Office Coordinator
Bernice Léger Daigle
 
"Are you passionate about where your profession is headed?  Do you consider yourself a leader?  Do you have the ability to analyze information, establish productive relationships, and communicate effectively?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then you could be a candidate for the NBDAA Board of Directors.  If you are curious, call us now at 532-9189 or Toll free: 1-866-530-9189 or simply send an email to bernioff@nb.sympatico.ca. We'd love to have you join our team!!!"
 
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