Standards and Guidelines

It is the responsibility of all Alberta registered dental hygienists to comply with CRDHA's Standards of Practice. This includes the Practice Standards, Code of Ethics, specific standards of practice, and Practice Guidelines. All regulated members must apply these Standards of Practice in their practice of dental hygiene care, regardless of practice setting or area of responsibility. 

For questions about practice standards and guidelines, email the College's Compliance Advisors

Practice Guidelines

Practice Guidelines are dynamic and intended to reflect current best practice in relation to specific areas of dental hygiene care.

Professional Boundaries for Dental Hygienists in Alberta Guideline
Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct of Clients Guideline
CRDHA Drug Guidelines
CRDHA Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Conscious Sedation Guidelines

COVID-19-Related Guidelines

Joint CRDHA, CADA and ADA&C Guidelines effective February 10, 2021:
Dental Practice Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic