Notice of Election and Call for Nominations 

The BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP) will be holding a board election in January 2024 for four registrant board member positions. Of the 12 members on the Board, half are elected and half are appointed (public) members.  In this election period, dental hygienists, dental technicians, dental therapists, dentists and denturists are invited to […]

BC Health Regulators launch project to prepare for new legislation

The Province of British Columbia has passed legislation that will modernize the provincial framework for health profession regulation. When the Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA) comes into force, it will significantly change the framework within which regulatory colleges operate and regulate.  The BC Health Regulators (BCHR) group has launched a major project towards ensuring that by […]

2022/23 annual report

The British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals was created on September 1, 2022 as the result of an amalgamation of four legacy oral health regulatory colleges.  The theme of the report reflects BCCOHP’s vision of reimagined oral health care oversight. BCCOHP is a more resilient, fit-for-purpose organization that is working to improve health outcomes […]

Province announces actions to protect against respiratory infections

In response to the increase in respiratory infections in BC communities, the Minister of Health and the Provincial Health Officer have announced actions they are taking to prevent respiratory illness, including a requirement for health care workers, volunteers, contractors and visitors to wear medical masks in patient care areas of health authority facilities. This requirement […]

Coming soon: oral health professionals perceptions survey

Next month oral health professionals regulated by BCCOHP will receive an email from Pivotal Research, inviting them to complete a survey about their perceptions and experiences as oral health professionals in BC.   The feedback shared will help frame and inform a number of BCCOHP’s planned initiatives and regulatory functions, including:  The survey will also ask […]

Use the public register to confirm the status of any oral health professional

The annual renewal period for 2023/24 has now closed. In the weeks leading up to the renewal deadline of March 31, more than 16,000 oral health professionals renewed their registration/certification with BCCOHP. 

BCCOHP’s public register has been updated accordingly. Using the links in the article, you can confirm that any oral health professional holds current registration/certification with BCCOHP.

It’s annual renewal time 

Oral health professionals will be able to renew your registration/certification with the BC College of Oral Health Professionals and submit your payment by logging in to your account online. The 2023/24 annual renewal deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023.