Q & A

Can a dental hygienist work without a dentist in Ontario?

YES! In 2007, the laws in Ontario changed allowing registered dental hygienists to provide their services in their own settings other than a dental office, having a choice to open their own office or travel to their clients’ place or residence. This has allowed an increase access of dental care to the residents of Ontario. All registered dental hygienists have to ensure to follow the CDHO Code of Ethics, College Standards of Practice, the Dental Hygiene Act 1991, and the Regulated Health Professions Act 1991.

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