Our Mission
Our Misson

Regulating dental hygiene practice, ensuring competent and ethical provision of care for all Manitobans.

Become a Dental Hygienist

The vision of the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba is to contribute to the growth of the dental hygiene profession in Manitoba by advancing the profession including increased access to dental hygiene care.

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College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba (CDHM)

Working to increase Manitoba's access to comprehensive
oral health services provided by dental hygienists working in
urban, rural and primary health care.

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Land Acknowledgement       

The College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba respectfully acknowledges that our offices are located on ancestral lands, on Treaty One Territory; these are the original lands of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and are the homeland of the Métis Nation.


The College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba exists so every Manitoban will have safe, competent dental hygiene care that maximizes their oral and overall health through a cost-effective stewardship of resources.


As defined in The Dental Hygienists Act, the practice of dental hygiene is the promotion of oral health through oral health education and the assessment and treatment of the teeth and adjacent tissues using preventative and therapeutic means.

A dental hygienist is a regulated primary oral health care professional who specializes in services related to clinical therapy, oral health education, and health promotion. Dental hygiene is a health profession involving theory and evidence-based practice, drawing upon the biomedical, social, and behavioural sciences, and the body of dental hygiene knowledge.

The practice of dental hygiene involves collaboration with clients, other health professionals, and society to achieve and maintain optimal oral health, an integral part of well-being. A client is an individual, family, group, organization, or community accessing the professional services of a dental hygienist. As a registrant of a self-regulating profession, a dental hygienist must practice safely, ethically, and effectively for the promotion of the oral health and well-being of the public of Manitoba, according to the Practice Standards of the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba.

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Practicing Dental Hygiene in Manitoba

In order to be licensed and legally entitled to practice dental hygiene in Manitoba, applicants must be registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba

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One of the primary responsibilities of the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba (CDHM) is to ensure ongoing competence of individual registrants, contributing to professional growth of the registrant and the collective growth of the profession. The CDHM Continuing Competency Program (CCP) is designed to be a self-directed, evidence-based, reflective program to meet the practice needs of each registrant.

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To fulfill the mandate of protecting and serving the public as outlined by the Dental Hygienists Act, the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba (CDHM) will investigate complaints made against its registrants to determine accountability and suitable consequences.

All instances of professional misconduct should be reported to the CDHM. For more information on professional conduct and expectations, please refer to our Practice Standards and Code of Ethics.

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Registrants requesting to be placed on the Extended Practice, Oral Anaesthesia, Restorative or Orthodontic Advanced Practice rosters are required to complete a declaration and submit it to the College office. For the Oral Anaesthetic, Restorative and Orthodontic rosters, a certified copy of your certificate of completion is to be Included with your application.

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