Our Misson

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


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.

Message to Registrants and Manitobans

As of March 18th, the CDHM staff will now be providing all essential services by working remotely to help Manitoba minimize the spread of COVID -19. All office functions remain operational. Emails and telephone calls will continue to be answered as normal, but we anticipate an increase in volume. This action will remain in place until further notice.

We understand these are stressful times and we are committed to working with you to address these challenging issues and ultimately protect the public.

If you have any questions, emailing the College office is recommended. Regular updates will be posted on the CDHM website, Facebook and Twitter.

Thank-you for your patience and professionalism during this unprecedented time.

Arlynn Brodie
Registrar, ED

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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, Local Anaesthesia, Restorative or Orthodontic Advanced Practice rosters are required to complete a declaration and submit it to the College office. A certified copy of your certificate of completion is to be Included with your application.

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