Celebrating 10 Years

"We are all very excited to celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of CDHM."
Karina Hiebert, Council Chair of CDHM

Our Misson

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

OUR VISION

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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OUR WHY

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.

WHAT IS A DENTAL HYGIENIST?

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.

About CDHM

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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CCP

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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COMPLAINTS + CONCERNS

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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DECLARATIONS

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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