Dental Council of Prince Edward Island

To do all things necessary to carry out the objects of the Association including the promotion of, the interests of, and the improvement of the standards of the dental profession and dental practice in the province.

What is the function of the council?

The council has authority to Powers of council:

  • (a) make rules and bylaws as to the calling of the meetings of the council and the order and conduct of business at such meetings, and may also, from time to time, repeal, alter or amend such bylaws,except as otherwise provided by this Act;
  • (b) establish by bylaw the standard of the preliminary and professional examinations to be passed, the curriculum of studies to be pursued, the period of study required, the necessary examinations to be passed and the examination fees payable by each candidate before the writing of such examinations and also repeal, alter or amend such bylaws except as otherwise provided by this Act;
  • (c) examine all degrees, diplomas, licenses and other credentials for the purpose of enabling the owner of such credentials to be registered under this Act and to be licensed under this Act, and to require the owner of such credentials to attest on oath that he is the person whose name is mentioned therein;
  • (d) appoint as many examiners to hold licensing examinations as it considers proper and to decide whether any remuneration should be paid to such examiners and to fix the remuneration if it is determined that such remuneration should be paid;
  • (e) dispense with such examination in the case of a person who proves to the satisfaction of the council that he has passed in any university or college or at a national dental examining board an examination that the council considers of equal value;
  • (f) carry out such other duties as may be directed to it or delegated to it by the Association.

Primary Role:  Non-adjudicative

Material Role:

  • Strategic Development 
  • Advisory 
  • Professional Organization 
  • Managerial/Oversight

How many people are on the council?

The By-Laws of the Dental Association & Dental Council of Prince Edward Island in By-law 6, Provincial Dental Council, state that the Council shall consist of seven members consisting of:

  • four members of the Dental Association of P.E.I.,
  • one member of the Dental Hygienists Association of P.E.I.,
  • one member of the Dental Assistants Association of P.E.I., and
  • one member of the public of Prince Edward Island.

What are the requirements of council members?

Formal qualifications
Dependant on positon

Work & Experience Requirements
Dependant on position

Skills Required
Consistent with material role (shown above).

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Council shall consist of one member of the public of Prince Edward Island. The represented bodies may submit names of individuals who would be willing to serve on the Council. The member shall be named by the Minister of Health and Wellness.

Traditional Nomination Requirements
Follow legislation (P.E.I. Dental Profession Act) and By-laws of the Dental Association & Dental Council of P.E.I.

Will I get paid?

Contact the Association (902-892-4470).

What is the time commitment of council?

Meetings (one to two per year of about two hours each). Some prep time required to read pre meeting documentation forwarded before meetings.

Appointments are for two years renewable at the discretion of the Minister for a second/third term for a total of six years.

Dental Council of Prince Edward Island - Members
Name County Term Start Term End
Dr. Alan Robinson, Chair Queens County Oct 1, 2013 Sep 1, 2016
Ms Allison MacDougall Queens County Oct 1, 2013 Jun 22, 2016
Dr. Will Judson Queens County Feb 1, 2006 Feb 1, 2012
Ms Ruth Thorne Queens County Oct 1, 2013 Sep 1, 2016
Mr. Keith Pigot Queens County Oct 1, 2013 Sep 1, 2016
Dr. Ms. Dana Coles Queens County Oct 1, 2013 Sep 1, 2016
Dr. Ms. Robyn Ramsay Prince County Oct 1, 2013 Sep 1, 2016

How can I apply?

If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI.  

Published date: 
June 22, 2016
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

DeptECO@gov.pe.ca

Learning Partners Advisory Council Inquiries:
LPAC@gov.pe.ca 

Engage PEI Inquiries: 
engagepei@gov.pe.ca 

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