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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CDHO Mentorship Program

The CDHO Mentorship Program

The College has designed the Peer Mentorship Program to support registrants seeking authorization to self-initiate client care, specifically the scaling of teeth and root planing, including the curetting of surrounding tissues.

The Peer Mentorship Program is a formal program that matches less experienced dental hygienists with a more experienced practitioner. Peer mentors are seen to be especially important because they share common experiences in day-to-day clinical practice with those they mentor. An experienced dental hygienist who qualifies as a CDHO Peer Mentor can give personal support to a new practitioner who is adjusting to the fast-paced, high stress work of caring for clients.