Academic and District 3 Election Results

The CDHO is pleased to announce the following appointments to its Council: For Academic positions, Anne-Marie Conaghan and Jennifer Cooper have been selected by acclamation to the CDHO Council. Both Anne-Marie and Jennifer currently serve on the Council and will commence their new three-year terms in January 2024. For District 3, Juli Kreutner has been elected to the CDHO Council by acclamation and will begin a three-year term in January 2024. Congratulations to all!

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Introducing CDHO’s new look!

We’re thrilled to announce a new chapter for CDHO as we unveil our new logo, brand identity and website! THE LOGO The new logo leverages a vital component of both oral and overall health – water – as its primary concept. The “flow” of the uppercase “H” and the small wave symbolize the flow of water, and our continued modernization and dedication to providing the highest level of care and support to the people of…

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CDHO Council rescinds Standard for Authorization to Self-Initiate

On September 22, 2023, CDHO’s Council rescinded the Standard for Authorization to Self-Initiate Profession-Specific Acts, effective immediately. Since 2007, Registered Dental Hygienists who wished to self-initiate the controlled act of scaling and root planing needed to apply for authorization from CDHO. This will no longer be the case. What this change means RDHs can now perform the controlled act of scaling and root planing on their own initiative without needing to be authorized by CDHO. However,…

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CDHO Council Elections and Academic Selection 2023

Become involved in the Regulation of the Dental Hygiene Profession! The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) is seeking nominations from eligible Registered Dental Hygienists to stand for election as a Council member from Districts 2 and 3. One RDH will be elected from each district. CDHO is also seeking nominations for two academic representatives to serve on College Council. The term of office for each electoral position is three years (January 2024 – December 2026). For more information,…

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Website Maintenance Notification

On Monday, September 25, visitors to the CDHO website, Public Register, Self-Service Portal and the SMILE Portal will experience brief service interruptions as the CDHO moves to a new website and updates various systems. The work will begin at 5 p.m. EST and end at approximately 11 p.m. We expect the main website, Public Register and SMILE Portal to be down for approximately 15 minutes, and the Self-Service Portal to be down for approximately two…

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Help Pilot Test Peer Circles!

Over the last year, Registered Dental Hygienists (RDHs) have been participating in the development of peer circles as a new professional development opportunity for the profession. We began the development of peer circles in 2022 with Phase 1 when we brought together a group of 20 RDHs to begin drafting cases that will serve as the focus for the group discussions. Phase 2 of the Project Development consisted of a two-day workshop this past March to train the…

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COVID-19 Update and Revised IPAC Guidance

As a result of many factors, including increased immunity and high vaccination rates, the risk of COVID-19 has diminished. Effective July 19, 2023, the CDHO has combined its Revised IPAC Guidance: COVID-19 document and its IPAC Guidelines into one document. The CDHO worked closely with the three other Ontario Oral Health Profession regulators (Dentists, Denturists and Dental Technologists) to align these changes in IPAC guidance. The revised sections of the IPAC Guidelines are indicated in the document and…

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CDHO partners with Indspire to support Indigenous students

The CDHO is pleased to announce its partnership with Indspire, an Indigenous national charity, and their Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards Program to create The CDHO Bursary for Indigenous Students in Dental Hygiene Programs. The CDHO is committed to advancing reconciliation efforts and takes this responsibility seriously. Eliminating educational and employment gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians is one of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Through this partnership, the CDHO is supporting…

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The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada

Reminder to all Dental Hygienists: Each of you has free access to the NVision course, The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada. This course is a valuable opportunity to deepen your understanding of the history of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit in the land we now call Canada. Your participation in this course can count toward your QA requirements. Please take advantage of this informative opportunity that supports our collective reconciliation journey. Access the…

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Announcing a New Addition to Our Team!

The CDHO team is delighted to welcome and introduce our new Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Mr. Ryan Pestana!  Ryan is a skilled communications professional with over 10 years of progressive experience in all facets of corporate communications and external relations. He has held various positions within the health professional and environmental regulation sector. He comes to the CDHO from his role as Manager of Policy and Communications at the College of Massage Therapists…

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