Governance

Committee Structure

The Royal College of Dentists of Canada’s Board of Directors is comprised of Directors representing each of the nationally recognized dental specialties, appointed Officers, and Public Member.

The mandate of the Board is to exercise general supervision over the business and affairs of the College on behalf of the entire membership of the organization. The Board has the power to make such bylaws, rules and regulations, consistent with the Act of Parliament and within the bounds of applicable legislation, as it deems necessary or advisable for the government and management of the business and affairs of the College.

Chair

Dr. Carolyn Mason

Windsor, ON

Vice-Chair

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

Registrar

Dr. John Zarb

Barrie, ON

Treasurer

Dr. James Posluns

Toronto, ON

Secretary

Ms. Amandine Perdebat

Toronto, ON

Examiner-in-Chief

Dr. Christine Corbeil

Ottawa, ON

Dental Public Health

Dr. Constantine Batsos

Westmount, QC

Endodontics

Dr. John Odai

Ottawa, ON

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Dr. Daniel Turgeon

Laval, QC

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Maico Melo

Victoria, BC

Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology

Dr. Iona Leong

Toronto, ON

Orthodontics

Dr. James Noble

Toronto, ON

Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Paul Andrews

Mississauga, ON

Periodontics

Dr. Jean-Pierre Picard

Ottawa, ON

Prosthodontics

Dr. John Zarb

Barrie, ON

Public Member

vacant

n / a

The Appeals Committee will ensure that the Misconduct Appeals and the Formal Reviews of the Fellowship Examination (FE) are carried out as directed by policy in a standard, timely and confidential fashion.


Responsibilities include overseeing the Appeals and Formal Review process and identifying the members of the Formal Review Panels.

Registrar (Chair)

Dr. John Zarb

Barrie, ON

Board Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Carolyn Mason

Windsor, ON

Board Vice-Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

Managing Director

Ms. Amandine Perdebat

Toronto, ON

Director of IT & Assessment

Mr. Kyle Todt

Toronto, ON

The Budget and Audit Committee is responsible for the oversight of the organizations financial stability to ensure that the Board of Directors fulfils its legal, ethical and functional responsibilities.

Responsibilities include overseeing the budget and external audit processes, reviewing annually the financial management policies and ensure professional management of the organization’s finances.

Treasurer (Chair)

Dr. James Posluns

Toronto, ON

Board Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Carolyn Mason

Windsor, ON

Board Vice-Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

At least one Director

Dr. Daniel Turgeon

Laval, QC

Member – at – Large

Dr. Nida Amir

Vancouver, BC

Managing Director

Ms. Amandine Perdebat

Toronto, ON

The Bylaw Committee is responsible for the oversight of the organizations bylaws and will ensure that the Board of Directors fulfills its legal, ethical and functional responsibilities.

Responsibilities include ensuring the bylaws are in accord with national and provincial legislations and expectations, reviewing the College’s bylaws on an annual basis and proposing Board approved bylaw changes to the membership at the Annual General Meeting.

Board Vice-Chair (Chair)

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

Board Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Carolyn Mason

Windsor, ON

Director

Dr. John Odai

Ottawa, ON

Member – at – Large

Pierre-Luc Michaud

Halifax, N.S.

Member – at – Large

Dr. Angela Wong

Vancouver, BC

Chair of the Governance Committee

Dr. Paul Andrews

Mississauga, ON

Managing Director

Ms. Amandine Perdebat

Toronto, ON

The Credentials Committee will ensure that candidates for the Fellowship Examination meet the eligibility requirements established in policies to ensure the organization operates effectively and achieves its vision mission and goals.

Responsibilities include assessing applications when requested by the Registrar and determining an applicant’s eligibility to sit the Fellowship Examination.

Director (Chair)

Vacant

Board Vice-Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

Director

Vacant

Registrar

Dr. John Zarb

Barrie, ON

Director of Operations

Ms. Iryna Melnyk

Toronto, ON

The Early Career Fellows Committee (ECF) is responsible for the general and specific needs of Early Career Fellows. Recognizing that the needs of our membership change over time, the Early Career Fellows are important to the vitality of the College.

Responsibilities include the development of a professional development strategy and process to engage Early Career Fellows, the establishment of a mentorship program that pairs up ECFs with established mid and late career Fellows or Members, the maintenance of a communication plan for Early Career Fellows and the recommendation of policy changes to the Board through the Early Career Fellow Director.

ECF Director (Chair)

Vacant

Board Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Carolyn Mason

Windsor, ON

Board Vice-Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

At least one Director

Vacant

Up to 9 ECF Members – at – Large

Vacant

The Evaluation and Compensation Committee will ensure that the Board of Directors, Vice-Chair, Chair, committee members and staff fulfill their legal, ethical and functional responsibilities through performance management, including compensation and contract negotiation for Head Office Staff, the Registrar and the Examiner-in-Chief.

Responsibilities include administering annual performance evaluations for all staff, addressing any performance related concerns and reviewing compensation packages on an annual basis.

Board Chair (Chair)

Dr. Carolyn Mason

Windsor, ON

Board Vice-Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

Director

Dr. Iona Leong

Toronto, ON

Director

Dr. Constantine Batsos

Westmount, QC

Member – at – Large

Dr. Liran Levin

Edmonton, AB

Public Member

Vacant

Treasurer

Dr. James Posluns

Toronto, ON

The Fellowship Affairs Committee is responsible for the membership program, including professional development, communication and awards, ensuring that the needs of the membership are met.

Responsibilities include developing and maintain a formalized membership program, developing a professional development strategy and maintain an effective RCDC member communication plan.

Registrar (Chair)

Dr. John Zarb

Barrie, ON

Board Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Carolyn Mason

Windsor, ON

Board Vice-Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

At least one Director

Dr. James Noble

Toronto, ON

Member – at – Large

Dr. Iona Leong

Toronto, ON

Member – at – Large

Dr. Effrat Habsha

Toronto, ON

The Fellowship Examination Committee (FEC) is responsible to maintain or enhance the organization’s high standards through the administration of a Fellowship Examination; policy development; and volunteer engagement.

Responsibilities include ensuring the Fellowship Examination meets recognized psychometric principals and is a valid evaluation instrument; overseeing the development of policies, processes and best practices to maintain or enhance the quality and effectiveness of the Fellowship Examination; and oversee the volunteer management program.

Examiner-in- Chief (Chair)

Dr. Christine Corbeil

Ottawa, ON

Board Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Carolyn Mason

Windsor, ON

Board Vice-Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

Associate Examiner-in- Chief

Dr. Garry Aslanyan

Toronto, ON

Dental Public Health Chief Examiner

Dr. Kalyani Baldota

Toronto, ON

Endodontics Chief Examiner

Dr. Craig Tervit

Burlington, ON

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Chief Examiner

Dr. KC Chan

New York City, NY

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Chief Examiner

Dr. Chad Robertson

Halifax, NS

Oral Medicine and/or Oral Pathology Chief Examiner

Dr. Riva Black

Aurora, ON

Orthodontics Chief Examiner

Dr. Susan Eslambolchi

Richmond Hill, ON

Paediatric Dentistry Chief Examiner

Dr. Gordon Payne

London, ON

Periodontics Chief Examiner

Dr. Omar Usman

Whitby, ON

Prosthodontics Chief Examiner

Dr. Igor Pesun

Winnipeg, MB

Psychometrician

Dr. Brian Hess

Lévis, QC

Managing Director

Ms. Amandine Perdebat

Toronto, ON

Director of IT & Assessments

Mr. Kyle Todt

Toronto, ON

The Governance Committee will ensure that the Board fulfills its legal, ethical and functional responsibilities through adequatestrategic planning, governance policy development, recruitment strategies, training programs.

Responsibilities include facilitating and monitoring the College’s Strategic plan, ensuring governance policies are in place to minimize risk, and oversee recruitment and training of new members of the Board or Committees.

Director (at least one year service) (Chair)

Dr. Paul Andrews

Mississauga, ON

Board Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Carolyn Mason

Windsor, ON

Board Vice-Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

Director

Dr. John Zarb

Barrie, ON

Director

Dr. John Odai

Ottawa, ON

Member – at – Large

Vacant

Public Member

Vacant

The International Fellows Committee (IFC) is responsible for the general and specific needs of International Fellows. Recognizing that the global representation of our membership continues to grow, the International Fellows are important to the vitality of the College.

Responsibilities include the development of a professional development strategy and process to engage International Fellows, the establishment of a mentorship program that pairs up IFs with established mid and late career Fellows or Members, then maintenance of a communication plan for International Fellows and the recommendation of policy changes to the Board through the International Fellow Director.

IF Director (Chair)

Vacant

Board Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Carolyn Mason

Windsor, ON

Board Vice – Chair (Ex – officio)

Dr. Izchak Barzilay

Toronto, ON

At least one Director

Vacant

Up to three IF Members – at – Large

Vacant