BC Orthodontic Specialty Examination Committee (Inactive)

(Formerly the BCSO Examiners for B.C. Specialty Exams (Ortho); Struck April 1976), Disbanded 2001 as the RCDC now gives the Specialty Exam
This committee shall consist of a chairman and two other members. The term of office of all members shall normally be three years, unless re-appointed by consent of the membership of the BCSO at large. (In order to preserve the continuity, it is recommended that the term of office of the three officers each be staggered by one year).
This committee shall:

  1. when requested by the Association of Dental Surgeons of B.C. the committee shall assist the College in maintaining and if necessary revising schedules and overall formats for examinations in all specialties recognized by the College,
  2. maintain and keep under periodic review, the specific requirements that the candidates for the specialty examination in Orthodontics shall be required to meet, to ensure that the examination will properly indicate whether a candidate should represent himself/ herself to the dental profession and the public of B.C. as a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics,
  3. maintain a list of six or more possible examiners from outside the Province of B.C. to act as Senior Examiner in the B.C. Orthodontic Specialty Examination. The Senior Examiner shall:
    1. be an Orthodontist of well established repute in the community from which he/she comes,
    2. have had experience in the conduct of orthodontic examinations, and
    3. have no close academic, professional or financial link with any of the candidates for examination.
  4. All the orthodontists on the list should be consulted regularly to determine if they wish to continue to stand. The list should be updated annually and submitted to the Association of Dental Surgeons. The final choice of the Senior Examiner rests with the Association of Dental Surgeons Specialty Examination Committee.
  5. select from among its members, or if necessary from among the members of the BCSO at large, a list of six or more possible Internal Examiners to serve with the Senior Examiner in the conduct of the orthodontic specialty examinations. The local examiner shall:
  6. have been registered in the province of B.C. as a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics for a period of not less than seven years,
  7. have no close academic, professional or financial link with any of the candidates for examination.
  8. The final selection of the Internal Examiner rests with the Association of Dental Surgeons Dental Specialty Examination Committee.

 


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