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Dental Hygienist Profession Regulation

Under the Health Professions Act, each profession has its own regulation. The Dental Hygienists Profession Regulation is the document that guides the College in its regulation of dental hygienists in Alberta. 

It establishes, among other things, the requirements for:

  • Registration of a new applicant
  • Evidence of good character
  • English language requirements
  • Liability insurance
  • CPR certification
  • Renewal of registration
  • Continuing competence, including practice hours and program credits

It also identifies:

  • The activities and restricted activities dental hygienists may provide in the practice of dental hygiene and in accordance with the standards of practice approved by Council
  • Restricted activities that a registrant may be authorized by the College to perform after advanced education
  • An alternative complaint resolution process
  • Practice visit purposes
  • Reinstatement of registration requirements
  • Restricted title use