PRACTICE RESOURCES

Code of Ethics

A Code of Ethics is a document that is designed to set out acceptable behaviours that registrants of a profession are expected to incorporate into their practice. As well, a Code of Ethics can also increase confidence in a governing body by indicating to the public that registrants of the organization are committed to following basic ethical guidelines in the course of providing treatment.

CDHA Code of Ethics PDF

Know the Act to Know How to Act

The CDHM Legislation Update, Know the Act… to Know How to Act, was presented on April 23, 2014. The presentation focused on clarifying supervision and practice setting requirements and highlighting informative resources to enable RDHs to answer questions about practicing dental hygiene in Manitoba.

Know the Act to Know How to Act

CDHM Interpretation Guidelines

“Practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances” (Institute of Medicine, 1990). They define the role of specific assessment and treatment modalities in the management of clients. The purpose of practice guidelines is to support clinicians and clients in making appropriate decisions about health care.

CDHM Practice Standards

The College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba Practice Standards define and describe dental hygiene practice in the province of Manitoba. Dental hygiene is a health profession involving theory and evidence-based practice. Dental hygiene theory and practice draw on biomedical, social, and behavioral 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. The Practice Standards are divided into 5 categories;

  1. Professional Responsibilities
  2. Dental Hygiene Process Assessment
  3. Dental Hygiene Process Planning
  4. Dental Hygiene Process Implementation
  5. Dental Hygiene Process Evaluation

Download The Practice Standards here

Practice Competencies

CDHM Practice Competencies