In the development of the quality assurance program, CDHO acknowledges that dental hygienists are competent professionals whose goals include maintaining and improving their level of competence based on accepted standards of practice.
As self-regulating professionals, dental hygienists are expected to:
- assure that their professional responsibility to the client prevails;
- apply the CDHO Dental Hygiene Standards of Practice, CDHO Code of Ethics, and CDHO regulations and bylaws to their dental hygiene practice;
- maintain and improve their level of competence through the continuous acquisition of knowledge, skills and judgement; and
- be accountable for their actions.
The Quality Assurance Committee is a statutory committee of the CDHO and, as such, it is responsible for the implementation, the ongoing maintenance and evaluation of the Quality Assurance Program. The CDHO Quality Assurance Program is designed to foster openness and candidness between dental hygienists and the Quality Assurance Committee.