How many dental hygienists are currently registered with the CDHO?

The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario is the regulatory body for over 14,000 registered dental hygienists in Ontario.

What does CDHO stand for?

College of Dental Hygienists of
The Council of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) is the governing body of the College.

What does the CDHO do?

The CDHO regulates the dental hygiene profession by setting the requirements to be registered as a dental hygienist and establishing practice standards for safe, ethical care for all Ontarians through: rigorous certification; ongoing knowledge building; quality assurance activities; articulating and promoting practice …

How do I resign from CDHO?

Registrants who wish to resign from the CDHO, need to formally notify the College by completing an online Resignation Form in the self-service section. You will be notified once your resignation has been processed.

How much do dental hygienists make in Canada?

The median salary for dental hygienists in Canada is a whopping $70,647 per year. Dental hygienists earn an average hourly rate of $40.18. Of course, more experienced workers can earn even more than that. This is why dental hygiene is ranked one of the best jobs in Canada.

Can a dental hygienist sell toothbrushes?

Generally, almost any dental product that is sold in quantity (toothbrushes, fluorides, sealants, polishing pastes, composites, cements, etc.) may be sold on the grey market. Small equipment, like ultrasonic scalers that have not been certified by CSA or other equivalent standards, may also be found on the grey market.

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Can dental hygienist administer oxygen?

In Alberta, dental hygienists have been utilizing nitrous oxide/oxygen conscious sedation in the course of dental hygiene practice since the 1970s. Dental hygienists who have met the CRDHA education and experiential requirements (refer to Appendix A) may be authorized to perform this restricted activity.

Can dental hygienist open their own practice in Ontario?

Dental hygienists may work in a wide variety of practice settings including in their own practice, or independently within a dental health team (Fletcher, 2014). Regulations vary from province to province, but a dental hygienist’s work often includes: Taking X-rays. Taking dental impressions.

The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) is currently accepting nominations for eligible registrants… Read More… Make point-of-care decisions easier, faster and more accurate. View the Committee Member Listings and find out when the next Council Meeting will be held.

What is the CDHO doing about the current situation?

The CDHO is monitoring the situation closely and updates will be provided regarding any new measures or directives that will impact the provision of dental hygiene care as they become available. The full news release can be found here.

What is the CDHO guidance on returning to dental hygiene practice?

The CDHO has revised the CDHO Guidance on Returning to Dental Hygiene Practice* document. The following statement has been removed: “Dental hygienists must contact their local public health unit to report a person who has or may have COVID-19.”

What are the CDHO’s infection prevention and control guidelines?

The CDHO’s infection prevention and control guidelines are consistent with guidance documents from Public Health Ontario (PHO), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee (PIDAC) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).