Practice Standards and Guidance

Our practice-related resources provide important guidance for oral health professionals in meeting the standards of practice. Oral health professionals are responsible for reading BCCOHP’s publications to ensure they are aware of current news and of BCCOHP policies, standards and guidelines.

There are three main ways that the BC College of Oral health Professionals protects the public: 1. By ensuring that oral health professionals are able to practise competently. 2. By setting standards for the delivery of safe and patient-centered oral health care. 3. By investigating complaints about oral health professionals.

All current requirements for standards of clinical and ethical practice issued by the legacy colleges remain in place upon amalgamation.

These documents will be updated to harmonize the expectations for oral health professionals and to reflect the BCCOHP Bylaws. 

Use the tabs below to find out profession-specific standards and guidance.

Certified dental assistants

Learn more about practice standards and guidance for CDAs.

Dental hygienists

Learn more about practice standards and guidance for dental hygienists.

Dental technicians

Learn more about practice standards and guidance for dental technicians.

Denturists

Learn more about practice standards and guidance for denturists.

Dentists

Learn more about practice standards and guidance for dentists.

Dental therapists

Learn more about practice standards and guidance for dental therapists.