The CDHO Mentorship Program
The College has designed the Peer Mentorship Program to support registrants seeking authorization to self-initiate client care, specifically the scaling of teeth and root planing, including the curetting of surrounding tissues.
The Peer Mentorship Program is a formal program that matches less experienced dental hygienists with a more experienced practitioner. Peer mentors are seen to be especially important because they share common experiences in day-to-day clinical practice with those they mentor. An experienced dental hygienist who qualifies as a CDHO Peer Mentor can give personal support to a new practitioner who is adjusting to the fast-paced, high stress work of caring for clients.