Practice Resources for Dental Hygienists

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

BCCOHP Standards and Guidance Project Update

BCCOHP is working to create professional and ethical standards for all regulated oral health professionals.

The standards and guidance for clinical and ethical practice issued by the legacy colleges remained in place upon amalgamation and are currently under review. These documents and resources are still in force until new standards are developed for BCCOHP.

To learn more about this initiative, please visit our research and consultations page. >>

Interpretation Guidelines

Learn more about standards, 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

View more information about BCCOHP bylaws, Dental Hygienists Regulation and other practice resources.

Scope of Practice Statement

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