One of the primary responsibilities of the CDHM is to ensure the ongoing competence of individual registrants and to improve the performance of the profession overall. The goal of this Continuing Competency Program (CCP) is to advance the collective knowledge and quality of care offered by all dental hygienists in Manitoba, thus assuring protection of the public’s interest.

Research is continually generated that improves the understanding of disease progression and treatment, patient care, technology, and the development of new clinical procedures, which accentuates the need for health professionals to remain current and engaged in their profession. Continuous life-long learning along with ongoing engagement in one’s profession are fundamental responsibilities of a professional.