Transparency cultivates trust by Stakeholders
The College’s primary duty is to the public of Ontario and as such, is responsible to see that dental hygienists meet entry-to-practice requirements and remain competent throughout their professional lives. The College must also have a fair and transparent mechanism to deal with complaints about dental hygienists who fall below the expectations of their clients. This College believes that the continuous assessment of these critical areas is necessary for better decision making, which in turn leads to greater effectiveness in fulfilling our responsibility as regulators. As such, the College participates and reports on both internal and external program audits. Timeliness, fairness, transparency and impartiality serve as the standard against which all CDHO decisions and outcomes are measured.