Why Governance Reviews Matter

CDHO exists to protect the public’s interests and is accountable to the public. To help ensure that CDHO is meeting its obligations to the public, it’s important that Council receives an external, professional viewpoint from time to time on its processes, systems and governance conduct against industry best practices. This is known as a governance review. In September 2023, CDHO’s Council launched a governance review led by Harry Cayton and Deanna Williams, two internationally renowned…

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Professional Liability Insurance Audit

Under the law, RDHs with a General or Speciality Certificate of Registration must hold Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) at all times, even if they are not currently practising. Every year, as part of our responsibility to ensure RDHs do hold the required PLI, CDHO randomly selects 5% of RDHs to participate in an audit of their PLI. If you were selected, you should have received an email from us earlier this week informing you of…

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Reminder: Free Course Available to RDHs!

Don’t miss the chance to take the NVision course, The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada / Le parcours : Votre voyage au sein du Canada autochtone, available free of charge until March 31, 2025! Access it easily via the Self-Service Portal under the “Quality Assurance” menu. Further instructions, including the access code, are available once you log in. Why complete the Path? Cultural understanding: Gain deeper insights into the history and contemporary realities of…

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Message from the Registrar

Hello everyone. Happy spring and happy Oral Health Month! I want to extend my thanks to Registered Dental Hygienists for their contributions to oral health care. Your efforts play a significant role in improving the overall health of Ontarians, and it’s an honour to celebrate your work this month and throughout the year! In March we announced the launch of optional Peer Circles in five cities across Ontario. We received such an enthusiastic response, and…

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CASLPO Joins HUB 601

We’re pleased to announce that the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) has joined Hub 601, effective January 1, 2024. In the post-pandemic world, organizations are looking for flexible and efficient workspace solutions. Hub 601 was launched in April 2023 and is a multi-regulator workspace hosted by CDHO. Hub 601 is a place for partner colleges to use for in-person work, staff meetings, and Council/Board and committee meetings in a setting that…

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Update on the Canadian Dental Care Plan

On December 11, 2023, the Government of Canada provided an update on the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP). The CDCP was created to help ease financial barriers to accessing oral health care for eligible Canadian residents. To qualify for the CDCP, the following criteria must be met: no access to dental insurance; an adjusted family net income of less than $90,000; be a Canadian resident for tax purposes; and have filed a tax return in…

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Introducing Your Community of Practice Leaders

We want to extend a warm welcome and introduce the Contraindications and Dental Hygiene Community of Practice (CoP) leaders: Kathleen (Katie) Belliveau, Amélie Lefebvre, Uche Nnaobi and Riponjot (Ripon) Singh. Community leaders are RDHs with at least five years of practice experience and are familiar with the Contraindications Regulation. Within the CoP, they can answer questions about anything related to contraindications and dental hygiene practice. You can recognize them by the “Community Leader” label next…

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Updates to the Knowledge Network

CDHO’s Knowledge Network helps RDHs find the clinical information they need to make point-of-care decisions quickly and accurately. In 2023, the following factsheets and advisories were updated. You can access them by clicking below or by searching the Knowledge Network. Fact Sheets Asthma Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C HIV Infection and AIDS Infective Endocarditis Joint Replacement Medication-Related Osteonecrosisof the Jaw (MRONJ) Myocardial Infarction Osteoarthritis Osteoporosis Post-Myocardial Infarction Rheumatoid Arthritis Sickle Cell Disease Strep Throat…

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