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Newfoundland and Labrador Denturists Board


Health and Community Services


Section 3 of the Denturists Act, 2005


No Remuneration


To ensure that persons working in this specific health profession have the appropriate academic credentials and competencies for entry to practice.


The board must consist of: three persons elected from and by the denturists in accordance with the by-laws; and two persons appointed by the minister who are not denturists who represent the general public. A member of the board of directors of an association of denturists in the provinces is ineligible to be a director of the board. The board shall elect from among the elected members a chairperson and a registrar for the term set by the by-laws. The board will elect from among the elected members a chairperson and a registrar for the term set by the by-laws.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Panel by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:

  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Sector Administration
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Labour Relations
  • Executive Experience
  • Engineering Expertise
  • Education
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy
  • Legal Expertise


The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:

  • Interest in health care
  • General understanding of/experience in professional self-regulation
  • Previous board experience
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • Strong reasoning and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Policy development experience
  • Leadership/management skills

Time Commitments:

Board meetings generally last a minimum of hour and are held four to six times per year. Several hours in preparation for Board meetings is usually required.


A member may be elected for a term set by the by-laws which will not exceed three years and is eligible to be re-elected, but will not serve as a member for more than nine consecutive years. Where the term of office of a member of the board expires and a successor has not been elected or appointed, the member may continue to hold office until a successor is elected or appointed but the time served by that member will not be counted.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
O'Keefe, Mr. Patrick MemberMinisterial2014-12-042017-12-03
Strong, Mr. Bruce MemberMinisterial2014-12-042017-12-03

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