Virtual Town Hall Meeting with the RCDSO – Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Category 3 – 1 CE Point
An exclusive meeting for HPDA members. Join today and stay informed!
HPDA Members are invited to this Town Hall meeting with new RCDSO Registrar, Daniel Faulkner. He will be joined by Dr. Michael Gardner, Director of Quality Assurance.
Mr. Faulkner will address his vision for the RCDSO, where the regulations are going, and current issues.
Daniel Faulkner HBSc, MBA Registrar, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Daniel is a recognized regulatory leader with over 25 years of experience in health care and professional regulation. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Western University, and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health Services Management from McMaster University. Daniel spent a large portion of his career with one of Canada’s largest regulatory authorities, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). During his tenure at the CPSO, he held several senior leadership roles including Director of Quality Management, Deputy Registrar and Interim CEO & Registrar. In addition to formal regulatory work, Daniel founded Lakeview Regulatory Consultants, advising regulators and related organizations on a wide variety of complex governance, strategy, and program-related challenges. Daniel’s career spans all aspects of regulatory program oversight including practice-based assessments, quality improvement, national licensure and professional mobility, and practical risked-based solutions informed by evidence. He recently Co-Chaired the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Working Group which completed the first Ontario performance measurement framework for health professional Colleges. As the Registrar of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Dan is committed to regulatory excellence that is informed by data and evidence, proportional to risk of harm, and accountable and transparent to the public and stakeholders.
Dr. Michael Gardner received his DDS from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto in 1986. While maintaining a private practice, he joined the RCDSO staff in 1996 on a part-time basis, serving as an Investigator and Monitoring Officer, and in 1998, he became the College’s first Professional Practice Advisor. In 2000, Dr. Gardner left private practice to join the full-time staff of the College, and was soon appointed Assistant to the Registrar in the Complaints, Investigations and Hearings area of the College. In 2009, Dr. Gardner became the College’s Manager of Quality Assurance and in 2016, he was promoted to Director.
There will also be a Q&A session. In order to be better prepared to answer questions important to the HPDA members , please forward your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit questions is Friday, November 6, 2020.
Questions will also be accepted at the Town Hall Meeting