Canadian Applicant

New Applicant Registration with the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba

In order to practice dental hygiene in Manitoba, you must be registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba. Dental hygienists may apply to be registered on the following registers:

  1. Practicing
  2. Non-practicing
  3. Student
  4. Temporary

The CDHM recognizes accredited dental hygiene programs from Canada and the United States. For a list of approved education institutions, please refer to the following websites:

Note: All requirements for registration are set out in The Dental Hygienists Act section 9(1) (a) to (f) and the Dental Hygienists Regulation sections 8 to 12.

Practicing Register-New Applicant from Another Jurisdiction

New applicants applying to the Practicing Dental Hygienists register must meet the following criteria:

Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene education program approved by the Council. Evidence of dental hygiene education is required. Transcripts are to be sent directly from the educational institution or a notarized diploma/degree can be submitted as evidence by a *Notary Public.

  • Successful completion of the Canadian National Dental Hygiene Certification Board exam (NDHCE) www.ndhcb.ca . A notarized copy of the NDHCB certificate is required:
  • Evidence of good standing in in your jurisdiction of dental hygiene practice.
  • A notarized copy of photo identification: A driver’s license or passport can be used as satisfactory proof of identification.
  • Valid Liability Insurance as per section 29 of the DH ACT “a member who provides clinical dental hygiene services must obtain or be covered by and maintain liability insurance coverage in an amount of at least 3,000,000.”
  • CPR – Level C or HCP taken in the last 12 months from one of the CDHM Council approved CPR providers.
  • Hour requirement (if coming from another province or state); 600 practice hours within the three years immediately preceding your application for practicing registration (400 hours if you graduated within 24 months). Applicants who have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program within the past 12 months do not have to  meet this requirement.
  • Submit payment, by Visa or Mastercard, for the required application and required fee, determined by the CDHM Council.

* A Notary Public is a person authorized to verify the identity of a person signing a document that is required by law. A Commissioner of Oath cannot certify or verify document.

Non-practicing Register-New Applicant from Another Jurisdiction

New applicants applying to the Non-practicing Dental Hygienists register must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene education program approved by the Council. Evidence of dental hygiene education is required. Transcripts are to be sent directly from the educational institution or a notarized diploma/degree can be submitted.
  • Successful completion of the Canadian National Dental Hygiene Certification Board exam (NDHCE) www.ndhcb.ca . A notarized copy of the NDHCB certificate is required.
  • Evidence of good standing in in your jurisdiction of dental hygiene practice.
  • A notarized copy of photo identification: A driver’s license or passport can be used as satisfactory proof of identification.
  • Hour requirement (if coming from another province or state): 600 practice hours within the three years immediately preceding your application for practicing registration (400 hours if you graduated within 24 months). Applicants who have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program within the past 12 months are not required to meet this requirement.
  • Submit payment, by Visa or Mastercard, for the required application and required fee, determined by the CDHM Council.

*Note: If the applicant has not graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program, please contact the College office.

Practicing Registration as Out of Province Recent Student Graduate

  • A graduate of an accredited dental hygiene education program approved by the Council. Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene education program approved by the Council. Evidence of dental hygiene education is required. Transcripts are to be sent directly from the educational institution or a notarized diploma/degree can be submitted.
  • Successful completion of the Canadian National Dental Hygiene Certification Board exam (NDHCE) www.ndhcb.ca . A notarized copy, by a Notary Public, of the NDHCB certificate is required.
  • A notarized copy of photo identification: A driver’s license or passport can be used as satisfactory proof of identification. Evidence of valid Liability Insurance as per section 29 of the DH ACT “a member who provides clinical dental hygiene services must obtain or be covered by and maintain liability insurance coverage in an amount of at least 3,000,000.”
  • CPR – Level C or HCP certification taken in the last 12 months from one of the CDHM Council approved CPR providers. (see CPR Practice Guideline)
  • Submit payment, by Visa or Mastercard, for the application and required prorated fee, determined by the CDHM Council.

Student Register

University of Manitoba School of Dental Hygiene Student Applicants

Students, who attend the University of Manitoba dental hygiene program, must be registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba. Please note: Students studying dental hygiene in other provinces are not required to register as a student in Manitoba. Once graduated, contact the CDHM office for registration details.

The following is required for student registration:

  • Completed, online student application form.
  • Evidence of CPR – Level C or HCP taken in the last 12 months from one of the CDHM Council approved CPR providers. (see CPR Practice Guideline)

Please Note: as a University of Manitoba student registrant, you are not authorized to practice dental hygiene in Manitoba outside of your educational institution.

Temporary Register

An applicant registered in good standing to practice dental hygiene in a jurisdiction outside Manitoba, may apply for temporary registration. This registration authorizes the applicant to provide clinical dental hygiene services in Manitoba for a specific purpose and for a limited period.

For further information on applying for the temporary register, please contact the CDHM office.