Our 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. The Council is composed of:

  • 12 dentists elected by dentists registered to practise in Ontario

  • nine to 11 members of the public nominated by the provincial government

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

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 the Council and on committees. The full involvement of public members is central to the College’s desire for inclusiveness and accountability. The governing Council is chaired by the President who is elected from within the Council. The Registrar is the chief executive officer of the College who is appointed by Council and has specific duties outlined by provincial law. Supporting the work of the Council are seven statutory committees. The membership of these committees is comprised of a mix of both dentists and public members. These committees are required under the Regulated Health Professions Act, and include:

  •  Executive Committee
  •  Registration Committee
  •  Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee
  •  Discipline Committee
  •  Fitness to Practise Committee
  •  Quality Assurance Committee
  •  Patient Relations Committee

There are also non-Council members appointed using a competency-based system by the Executive Committee to serve on designated Committees.

Council Meeting Dates

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. Meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. The agenda is available either at the meeting or in advance on request.

2018 - Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor St E

November 15, 2018

Seating is limited. If you wish to attend please let us know in advance by contacting:                   


Angie Sherban

Executive Assistant & Council Liaison
phone: 416-934-5627
toll-free: 1-800-565-4591
e-mail: asherban@rcdso.org