2018 Complaints Committee


The Complaints Committee shall be composed of 10 members, none of whom shall be a member of the Discipline Committee;

  • Four licensed dentists, each having at least 5 years experience as a dentist;
  • Two licensed dental assistants, each having at least 5 years experience as a dental assistant;
  • Two members of the general public who are not licensed dentists or licensed dental assistants.

Terms of Reference

  • Carry out the powers functions and duties delegated to it pursuant to Section 33 and 45 under the Dental Act.
  • The term of a member of the Complaints Committee shall not exceed 3 years and the terms of the initial appointment shall be of varying lengths to permit continuity of membership on the Committee.
  • The Board may reappoint a member of the Complaints Committee for further terms.
  • The Board may, in its discretion, appoint alternates to the members of the Complaints Committee.
  • The Board shall appoint one of the dentists on the Complaints Committee to be the Chair.
  • The Chair shall be entitled to vote on all matters before the Complaints Committee and in the event of a tied vote, the Chair shall have an additional casting vote.
  • Upon receipt of a complaint, the Chair of the Complaints Committee appoints a panel, in accordance with the following:
    • If the complaint is against a dentist, the panel shall consist of the Chair, 2 dentists, and 1 member of the public.
    • If the complaints is against a dental assistant, the panel shall consist of the Chair, 1 dentist, 1 dental assistant and 1 member of the public.
  • The Complaints Committee may convene and conduct a meeting by telephone conference call.
  • The quorum for a meeting of a panel of the Complaints Committee is 3 members.

2018 Complaints Committee Members

Complaints Committee


Dr. John Christie, Chair

Dr. Paul MacEachern

Dr. Richard Raftus

Dr. Earle Carson

Dr. Nada N. Haidar

Dr. Claire Karst

Dr. Blair Raddall

Ms. Donna Dickie
Dental Assistant

Ms. Janelle Gray
Public Representative

Mr. Bill Watson
Public Representative