The Dental Registration Committee reviews and decides upon applications from persons who wish to practice dentistry in the Northwest Territories.
Government of the Northwest Territories
Department of Health & Social Services
Dental Profession Act (NWT)
The Committee is composed of three licensed dentists practicing dentistry, a registrar, an employee from the Department of Health and Social Services, and a member of the public.
The Northwest Territories/Nunavut Dental Association nominates three licensed dentists who practice general dentistry or specialty dentistry.
There are no alternate members.
The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternate members on the Committee.
The Committee designates a Chairperson from amongst the members nominated by the Northwest Territories/Nunavut Dental Association.
There is no Vice-Chairperson.
Quorum is three members, and must include two members nominated by the Northwest Territories/Nunavut Dental Association.
Members are appointed by the Minister of Health and Social Services under section 77(3) of the Dental Profession Act.
The Registrar and the employee from the Department of Health and Social Services hold office during pleasure and the remaining members hold office during pleasure for a term of two years.
Time and Travel Requirements
There is minimal travel required. The Committee meets by electronic means within 30 days of receipt of an application.
Members shall receive remuneration according to Executive Council classification and Financial Management Board Secretariat directives.
Category - Regulatory/Quasi-Judicial
Chairperson - up to $400 per day
Member - up $325 per day
Chair and members – 50% per half-day (i.e., 3.5 hours or less), for work on board business for each day of meetings
When a vacancy occurs in the membership, the Minister may appoint another person to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term of office.
*Public representative position has historically been vacant.
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
|1. Chair||(Vacant - 2 year term)||Minister of Health and Social Services||Northwest Territories/Nunavut Dental Association|
|2. Member||Dr. James Tennant||2023-05-20||2025-05-19||12th term||Minister of Health and Social Services||Northwest Territories/Nunavut Dental Association|
|3. Member||Dr. Roger Armstrong||2023-01-15||2025-01-14||10th term||Minister of Health and Social Services||Northwest Territories/Nunavut Dental Association|
(By virtue of office)
|2021-12-11||At Pleasure||n/a||Minister of Health and Social Services|
(Member of the Public)
|Gillian Burles||2023-06-01||2025-05-31||1st term||Minister of Health and Social Services|
|6. Member||Dr. Hassan Adam||2023-05-26||2025-05-25||16th term||Minister of Health and Social Services||Northwest Territories/Nunavut Dental Association|