Registration Committee

The Health Professions Act requires that we establish, maintain and enforce standards for dental assistant registration. Our Registration Committee is a statutory/regulatory committee that directly supports our registration activities.

This committee has authority to make decisions about registration applications and referral to the Expert Review Panel. The committee also reports and makes recommendations to Council on other registration matters.

Committee Members

Meena Aheer
Micheline Gagnon-Wardill
Jolene Moore, Chair
Tamara Parker
Carmen Sheridan
Tara Toner

Committee Activities

  • review and make recommendations regarding our Registration Policies and procedures
  • review registration applications
  • participate in registration assessment training

If you’re interested in joining the committee

Thank you for being interested in this committee. When there are positions to fill, you will find instructions and an application form here.

We typically review and recruit for committee positions in the fall. This allows Council to appoint members in time for the December 1st term start. However, we may accept applications at any time if there is a need.

In the meantime, if you have questions, send us a message. Tell us which committee you’re interested in and what you’d like to know.

Who can apply?

Anyone*. Our registrants and non-members are welcome to join this committee.

*Due to potential conflict of interest with this committee’s regulatory role, anyone who is an officer or senior employee of a professional association or union that represents dental assistants is not eligible to be part of this committee. Current members of Council are also not eligible.

What we’re looking for

These are particularly helpful:

  • understand and support the College’s responsibility to regulate the profession in the public interest and the Registration Committee’s role
  • understand the requirements for registration as described in legislation, regulations, bylaws, and policies
  • when referred by the Registrar & CEO, ability to assess a registration application and supporting information to determine, based on risk to the public, if an applicant meets the registration requirements related to the applicant’s disclosure about fitness to practice, unprofessional conduct, criminal offence and/or professional negligence, or other matters where committee review is needed
  • objective, transparent, and fair decision making
  • ability to assess policies for consistency, conflicts, and effectiveness
  • ability to consider issues and recommend broad policy to enable management of similar issues in the future

Also helpful:


The Registration Committee meets virtually. They meet as needed.

Expenses and Compensation

Committee members may claim expenses, including travel, accommodation and salary replacement. Committee members are not employees of our College – this is a volunteer role. However, they may claim honoraria for attending meetings and other required functions. Our expense policy lists all eligible expenses. It is in our Governance Policies at GP7.1.1.

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