Practice Resources for Dental Hygienists

Keep up-to-date with practice resources and guidelines using the tabs below.

Interpretation Guidelines

This section contains a series of guidelines that are intended to explain aspects of the Dental Hygienists Regulation and Scope of Practice. 

Code of Ethics

The purpose of the Code of Ethics is to provide general statements of the principles of ethical conduct.

Patient Relations Program

This program has been developed for registrants of the College to meet the requirements of section 16 (2) (f) of the Health Professions Act and section 7 of the Dental Hygienists Regulation.

Practice Standards and Policies

The ten Practice Standards are part of the College’s bylaws and contribute to the legal framework for dental hygiene practice in British Columbia.

Regulation, Bylaws and Other Resources

This section contains the Dental Hygienists Regulation and BCCOHP’s Bylaws, Forms, Schedules as well as other practice resources, such as Root of the Matter information sheets.

Scope of Practice Statement

The Scope of Practice Statement is an interpretation of section 4 of the Dental Hygienists Regulation.

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