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Governing Council

The governing Council of the College meets three to four times a year to discuss regulatory policy and debate issues that influence the quality of oral health care in Ontario. Council includes twelve dentists elected by licenced dentists in Ontario.

Council includes between nine and 11 members of the public nominated by the provincial government. The public members are not dentists. Their responsibility is to speak for the public. They play a vital part in the College’s work at Council and on committees. The full involvement of public members is central to the College’s desire for inclusiveness and accountability.

Council also includes two dentists appointed by each of the university dental faculties in Ontario – the University of Toronto and Western University in London, Ontario.

Council Meetings

RCDSO Council meetings are open to the public, with the exception of any in camera portion dealing with personnel matters or other sensitive or confidential material. Meeting materials are posted on the website one week in advance of the meeting.

Scheduled Meetings 

Our next RCDSO Council meeting takes place March 10, 2022. We also have Council meetings on the following dates: 
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022

Meeting Location

Council meetings are hosted virtually and livestreamed on the RCDSO YouTube channel.

For questions related to Council meetings please contact: 

Angie Sherban
Executive Assistant and Council Liaison
phone: 416-934-5627
toll-free: 1-800-565-4591

Council Highlights

Council Highlights are emailed out to members and posted online on the College’s website within two working days after each Council meeting. It covers some of the key highlights of Council business. 

Executive Committee Meetings

2021 Meeting Dates & Summaries (Click link to access summary)

February 26, 2021
April 16, 2021
June 11, 2021
July 23, 2021
October 22, 202
December 17, 2021
January 28, 2022
May 20, 2022
August 12, 2022
November 4, 2022
December 16, 2022

Council Meeting Materials and Minutes