In its role as regulator of the dental hygienists profession, the College promotes quality dental hygiene care while operating to ensure client safety.
One of the way it accomplishes this goal is through the Practice Advisor position. The role of the College's Practice Advisor is to assist both the public and College registrants in understanding the practice of the dental hygiene profession consistent with the Health Professions Act and the Dental Hygienists Profession Regulation, as well as other applicable legislation, such as Occupational Health and Safety legislation, as well as the College's Practice Standards, Code of Ethics, bylaws, guidelines, policies and rules.
In addition to extensive regulatory and legislative knowledge, the Practice Advisors have years of clinical knowledge obtained in a variety of practice settings. This positions them to answer questions on subjects ranging from complicated ethical decisions by registrants to what care dental hygienists are allowed to provide to dental hygiene clients.