A dental hygienist is a regulated health professional who works in a variety of settings, including private practice, public health, hospitals, long-term care facilities, educational institutions and research. They can work independent of or alongside a dentist and are an important part of your health care team. Here at Dental Hygiene of Niagara we work independently, however, all registered dental hygienists regardless of the setting they work in, work with their clients to determine your dental hygiene care plan, providing a range of personalized care and help you maintain proper oral health.
Our governing body is the Canadian Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO). Their rigorous standards are used to ensure the safe provision of care and their scope of practice guidelines are used as a benchmark in determining whether professional responsibilities have been maintained. This should give the public confidence in the high level of skills and judgment required by dental hygienists to practise dental hygiene.
We are a Regulated profession!
Registered health care professionals must continuously demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and judgment to practice in a safe and competent way by fulfilling the requirements of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario’s Quality Assurance Program.