BOARD OF ASSESSORS
The Board of Assessors (BOA) is a committee of at least three College members who are appointed by the Council. The BOA reviews applications for registration and can deny, approve, or place conditions on registration.
MEMBERS: Happy Bhullar, Johanna Grant, Casey Neudorf, Melanie Peters and Heather Sirkovsky
The Complaints Committee investigates and makes decisions regarding complaints brought to the College’s attention by the public, dental professionals, the Registrar and other registrants. The public places the utmost trust in health care professionals to provide safe and effective quality care.
All complaints are brought forward to the Registrar/Executive Director and are subsequently referred to the Complaints Committee for review and decision. Examples of complaints that have been submitted to the College include: individuals practicing illegally, fraudulent documents, lack of professionalism, practicing beyond one’s scope of practice, and breaches in infection control.
MEMBERS: Paula Larocque (Chair), Cindy Isaac Ploegman, Craig Johnson (Public Rep.), and Chandra Shuwera
The Inquiry Committee is responsible for holding hearings on matters referred to it by the complaints committee and making disciplinary decisions about the conduct of investigated members.
MEMBERS: Lila Jorheim MacInnes (Chair), Suzanne Munroe (Public Rep.), and Kristin Holt
CONTINUING COMPETENCY COMMITTEE
The Continuing Competency Committee reviews registrant submissions to the Continuing Competency Program (CCP) and provides feedback to registrants.
MEMBERS: Vanessa Bromley, Alyssa Duszak, Karlene Harder, Suzanne Morin, Tara Rempel and Jennifer Schell
COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE
The Professional Practice Committee creates, as directed by Council, practice guidelines for registrants.
MEMBERS: Joan St. Laurent
OWNERSHIP LINKAGE COMMITTEE
The Ownership Linkage Committee prepares annual linkage work for Council’s consideration, providing opportunities to link with registrants and the public.
MEMBERS: Lucie Boutet (Co-Chair), Kathleen Reid (Co-Chair), Carol Hiscock, Lezah Evan, Geraldine Spence, Chelsey O’Conner, and Joan St Laurent
REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT (RHPA) COMMITTEE
The RHPA Committee works in conjunction with the Manitoba Dental Hygienist’s Association (MDHA) to prepare for the transition from regulation under the Dental Hygienist’s Act to the Regulated Health Professions Act.
MEMBERS: Corinne Latozke (Chair), Charlene Cardinal, Karina Hiebert, Lorraine Glassford, Laura Macdonald, and Felonie Johnson
The Nominations Committee is responsible for creating a slate of potential Council members, as required, to fill vacancies by outgoing members.
MEMBERS: Jennifer Miller (Chair) and Saima Klippenstein