L'Ordre des hygienistes dentaires de l'Ontario
L'Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires de l'Ontario réglemente la pratique de l'hygiène dentaire dans l'intérêt de la santé et la sécurité globale de la population de l'Ontario.

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Invitation to Comment

Toronto | déc. 03, 2012

The Standard of Practice for Self-initiation has been in place since August 2007 and to date, 34% of CDHO registrants have been authorised to self-initiate the controlled act of scaling teeth and root planing, including curettage. A five-year review is now underway to determine if this current standard still meets its objective. “The objective of the Standard of Practice for Self-initiation is to provide assurance to Ontarians, who choose to have a dental hygienist clean their teeth without an “order” from a dentist, that the dental hygienist is fully competent to do so as safely and effectively as if the procedure were performed under an “order”.”

All stakeholders including registrants, are invited to review the Standard of Practice for Self-initiation, and the three streams and corresponding requirements, and provide any comments they may have to the College by December 30, 2012.

Please send your comments to the attention of Kate Sutherland by e-mail to or by post to 69 Bloor St. E, Suite 300, Toronto Ontario M4W 1A9.