College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario regulates the practice of dental hygiene in the interest of the overall health and safety of the public of Ontario.

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Ontario's Dental Hygienists Not Permitted to Treat Their Spouses

Toronto | Jun 02, 2014

CDHO Council is still reviewing the issue of spousal treatment by dental hygienists and will inform registrants as soon as a decision is made as to whether the College will seek a regulation change from the Ministry.

Until that time, dental hygienists remain bound by existing legislation and are not permitted to treat their spouses.

CDHO recognizes the confusion that has arisen since the RCDSO’s July 10, 2014 announcement that a regulation was passed changing the legislation for dentists in Ontario. This change does not affect dental hygienists. Please contact the CDHO office with questions.