As of September 1, 2022 – the College of Dental Hygienists of BC, College of Dental Surgeons of BC, College of Dental Technicians of BC, College of Denturists of BC becomes…
Ensuring safe, competent, evidence-based dental hygiene practice
The mission of a professional regulator is to protect the public and one pillar that supports this Quality Assurance, which requires registrants to complete regular assessments and ongoing learning. To help ensure registrants maintain safe, competent, evidence-based dental hygiene practice, a suite of Professional Practice Modules has been developed in five professional development topic areas: Practice and Human Resource Management, Business Ethics, Conflict Resolution, Interprofessional Collaboration and Leadership.
The Professional Practice Modules are specific to the B.C. practice environment, applicable to current private practice owners, and of value for all registrants. They are an affordable and accessible way for registrants to complete self-directed learning that aligns with practice standards and ethical practice towards the required 75 Continuing Competency (CC) credits for every five-year Quality Assurance Program (QAP) cycle. Registrants can earn CC credits for the completion of the modules at one credit per hour, or a total of 3 to 9 CC credits per module, based on the length of time taken to complete the module.
More information about the modules
The modules are delivered on the same online platform as the JEM and LA Module. There is no pass/fail to complete each module; however, registrants need to successfully complete all assessments in each module to receive a certificate of completion.
To take the Professional Practice Modules for CC credits, registrants need to log into their online profile, pay for the module(s) in the “single payments tab,” then contact the Quality Assurance Coordinator via our contact form to advise of payment and to receive a link to the purchased module(s).