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College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario regulates the practice of dental hygiene in the interest of the overall health and safety of the public of Ontario.

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Our Strategic Ends

Policy Governance is the model of governance that the CDHO Council has adopted.  Through policy governance, the Council is responsible for determining the strategic direction of the College and ensuring its implementation. In doing so, the Council has set broad directions for the College through a series of outcomes or ends statements. End statements set a high-level goal and the Registrar of the College is charged with the duty to achieve that goal. Below are the College’s strategic ends as determined by Council.

CDHO Ends Policy

Ends Policy

All Ontarians have access to safe, high quality oral health services.

Overall Ends Policy

  • All Ontarians have access to safe, high quality oral health services.

Ends Policy Criteria #1:  Safe, High Quality Professional Practice 

  • The registered dental hygienists of Ontario demonstrate appropriate professional judgment in their practices.
  • Dental hygienists provide safe, effective care consistent with current standards of practice.
  • Dental hygienists engage with their clients for optimal oral health outcomes and client-centred care.
  • Dental hygienists actively participate in continuous quality improvement that aligns with the current scope of practice.
  • Dental hygienists’ knowledge and skills reflect the current scope of practice.
  • Dental hygienists engage other Health Professionals to achieve optimal health outcomes.

Ends Policy Criteria #2: Access to Regulatory Process Effectiveness

  • The public has timely access to fair, transparent, and impartial regulatory processes.

Ends Policy Criteria #3: Health System and Public Policy Influence

  • The people of Ontario are aware of the benefits of oral health care.
  • There is equitable access to essential oral health services in Ontario.
  • The scope of dental hygiene practice meets the needs of the public and supports access to care.
  • Health policy and the health system are enhanced.