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.

Returning to Dental Hygiene Practice During Manitoba's
Phase Two of Restoring Safe Services
Effective June 1st, 2020

Returning to Dental Hygiene Practice During Manitoba's
Phase Two of Restoring Safe Services
Effective June 1st, 2020

Returning to Dental Hygiene Practice During Manitoba's
Phase Two of Restoring Safe Services
Effective June 1st, 2020

After review of available research related to COVID-19 and the risks specific to dental hygiene practice, the CDHM Council has determined effective June 1, 2020, as part of Manitoba's Phase Two of Restoring Services, dental hygienists may resume providing non-essential health services to the public by following the Interim Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Guidance Document. This ‘Return to Work’ IPC document was updated on August 21st, 2020 replacing the original May 26th, 2020 Guideline. The CDHM Council's strategy for returning to routine dental hygiene practice is designed to respect the safety and well-being of both the patients and the dental hygienist. See the IPC Guidance Document on the website, under the 'COVID-19/Communications to Registrants' tab.

After review of available research related to COVID-19 and the risks specific to dental hygiene practice, the CDHM Council has determined effective June 1, 2020, as part of Manitoba's Phase Two of Restoring Services, dental hygienists may resume providing non-essential health services to the public by following the Interim Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Guidance Document. This ‘Return to Work’ IPC document was updated on August 21st, 2020 replacing the original May 26th, 2020 Guideline. The CDHM Council's strategy for returning to routine dental hygiene practice is designed to respect the safety and well-being of both the patients and the dental hygienist. See the IPC Guidance Document on the website, under the 'COVID-19/Communications to Registrants' tab.

After review of available research related to COVID-19 and the risks specific to dental hygiene practice, the CDHM Council has determined effective June 1, 2020, as part of Manitoba's Phase Two of Restoring Services, dental hygienists may resume providing non-essential health services to the public by following the Interim Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Guidance Document. This ‘Return to Work’ IPC document was updated on August 21st, 2020 replacing the original May 26th, 2020 Guideline. The CDHM Council's strategy for returning to routine dental hygiene practice is designed to respect the safety and well-being of both the patients and the dental hygienist. See the IPC Guidance Document on the website, under the 'COVID-19/Communications to Registrants' tab.

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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.

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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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