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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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Drug Regulation Passes

Toronto | Oct 10, 2017

The College has been advised that the Designated Drug Regulation was published on E-laws, September 29, 2017. The expected date of publication to the Ontario Gazette is October 14, 2017. At this time it will come into effect.

This regulation permits dental hygienists who have met the College’s requirement to successfully complete the “Drugs in Dental Hygiene Practice” course to prescribe, dispense and sell chlorhexidine as specified in the regulation.

Please see the College’s Guidelines for further information.

Letter from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care