2024 Board Election

The BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP) is overseen by a 12member board: half are elected (oral health professionals), and half are appointed (public) members. This first board election was for four oral health professional board member positions: Dental Hygienist, Dental Technician, Dentist/Dental Therapist and Denturist.

2024 Election Results

Thank you to all our candidates, and to those who voted, for their participation in the 2024 election. Voting took place for the Dental Hygienist and Dentist/Dental Therapist positions, and the Dental Technician and Denturist positions were acclaimed.  
The following oral health professionals have been elected to serve on the BCCOHP Board for a three-year term beginning April 1, 2024.

Dental Hygienist Board Member 
Elizabeth Cavin, Dental Hygienist (elected) 

Dentist/Dental Therapist Board Member 
Dr. Lina Jung, Dentist (elected) 

Dental Technician Board Member   
Hooman Janami, Dental Technician (acclaimed*) 

Denturist Board Member  
Amandeep Singh, Denturist (acclaimed*) 

The vote for the elected positions was administered electronically by Simply Voting. To view detailed voting results, please click here (PDF).

Two public board member positions are also ending in 2024 and will be appointed by the Minister of Health. 

*Candidates are acclaimed when only one eligible individual has been nominated for a vacant board position.


Election timeline: Key dates and deadlines

Notice of election publishedDecember 1, 2023
Nomination PeriodDecember 1, 2023 - January 3, 2024 at 4:30 pm
Voting Period (online)January 29, 2024 - February 8, 2024 at 4:30 pm
Publication of election resultsFebruary 12, 2024
Term of office beginsApril 1, 2024
Orientation sessions for new board members (mandatory)May 2024 (TBD)
June Board meetingJune 20, 2024

Regulatory Landscape

In late 2022, the provincial government passed new legislation that governs health regulatory colleges, called the Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA). When it comes into force, it will replace the Health Professions Act (HPA). Under the HPOA, there is a move away from board elections, with a superintendent to make merit-based recommendations for board positions to the Minister. 

BCCOHP has previous experience with government-appointed boards as the Minister of Health appointed the first board for BCCOHP upon amalgamation in 2022. The legislation is owned by government and provides our authority as health regulatory colleges. Along with our health regulatory colleagues in BC, we are working together with government to prepare for the change in legislation. The government has stated that the HPOA is intended to enhance patient safety, provide oversight of the regulatory colleges, and improve governance. Please see BCCOHP’s announcement about this or visit the Ministry of Health Professional Regulation site for more information. 

Contact Us

For specific questions, contact registrarsoffice@oralhealthbc.ca.