Dental Hygiene Regulation Authorities

In order to practise in Canada, dental hygienists must be registered or licensed by the appropriate provincial or territorial dental hygiene regulatory authorities. Requirements for registration or licensure varies by province or territory, including differences in clinical experience, examinations required, and continuing education requirements.

Select a province to find the contact information for each of the regulatory authorities in Canada:



Alberta

Alberta College of Dental Hygienists
302-8657 51 AVE NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 6A8

Tel: (780) 465-1756
Toll-Free: 1-833-740-1099 (within Alberta)

info@acdh.ca
www.acdh.ca

Licensing Period: November 1 to October 31

British Columbia

British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP)
110-1765 8th Ave W
Vancouver, BC
V6J 5C6

Tel: (672) 202-0448
Toll-Free (within Canada): 888-202-0448

info@oralhealthbc.ca
https://oralhealthbc.ca/

Licensing Period: April 1 to March 31

Manitoba

College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba (CDHM)
610-1445 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R3G 3P4

Tel: (204) 219-2678

registrar@cdhm.info
www.cdhm.info

Licensing Period: January 15 to January 14

New Brunswick

NB College of Dental Hygienists (NBCDH)
99 Thibodeau St
Dieppe, NB
E1A 1V4

Tel: (506) 872-3133

info@nbcdh.ca
www.nbcdh.ca

Licensing Period: November 1 to October 31

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dental Hygienists Inc
PO Box 39008
St.John’s, NL
A1C 1C0

Tel: (709) 745-7304
Toll-Free: 1-855-863-8616
Fax: (709) 745-0877

info@nlcdh.com
www.nlcdh.com/

Licensing Period: April 1 to March 31

Northwest Territories

Dept. of Health and Social Services, Government of N.W.T.
5015-49th Street (7th Floor)
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2L9

Tel: (867) 767-9067
Fax: (867) 873-0484

professional_licensing@gov.nt.ca
www.hss.gov.nt.ca/en/services/professional-licensing/dental-hygienists

Licensing Period: April 1 to March 31

Nova Scotia

College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia
11 – 2625 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, NS
B3L 4G4

Tel: (902) 444-7241
Fax: (902) 444-7242

info@cdhns.ca
www.cdhns.ca

Licensing Period: November 1 to October 31

Nunavut

Department of Health, Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000 Station 200
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0

Tel: (867) 975-5700
Fax: (867) 982-3256

info@gov.nu.ca

Licensing Period: April 1 to March 31

Ontario

College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
175 Bloor Street East
North Tower, Suite 601
Toronto, ON
M4W 3R8

Tel: (416) 961-6234
Toll-Free: 1-800-268-2346
Fax: (416) 961-6028

admin@cdho.org
www.cdho.org

Licensing Period: January 1 to December 31

Prince Edward Island

College of Dental Hygienists of Prince Edward Island
P.O. Box 21145, PRO
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 9H6

Tel: (902) 916-6656

registrar@cdhpei.ca
www.cdhpei.ca

Licensing Period: April 1 to March 31

Quebec

Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec
606 Cathcart Street, Suite 700
Montreal, Quebec
H3B 1K9

Tel: (514) 284-7639
Toll-Free: 1-800-361-2996
Fax: (514) 284-3147

info@ohdq.com
www.ohdq.com

Licensing Period: April 1 to March 31

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association
#320-350 3rd Ave. N
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 6G7

Tel: (306) 931-7342

admin@sdha.ca
https://sdha.ca/

Licensing Period: November 1 to October 31

Yukon Territory

Licensing Officer, Dept. of Community Services, Community Services, Government of Yukon
307 Black Street
White Horse, YK
Y1A 2C6

Tel: (867) 667-5940
Fax: (867) 667-3609

cloverin@gov.yk.ca
www.yukoniehp.ca

Licensing Period: April 1 to March 31

More info on Regulation and Education

A summary of regulatory bodies by jurisdiction including applicable legislation and regulations, number of dental hygienists, number of accredited dental hygiene programs, and number of programs by credentials awarded.


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