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Introduction of New Mission Statement and Strategic Plan 2018

Posted Date: March 08, 2018

As part of the ongoing commitment to regulate the profession of dental hygiene in the public interest, the Board of the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia (CDHBC) is pleased to introduce the College's new mission statement: To fulfill our duty to protect the public through regulatory excellence

Over the past number of months, the CDHBC Board has worked to reframe the College's mission statement to be more reflective of the College’s core business; from that process, the values and goals were also renewed.

The CDHBC Board has released its Strategic Plan 2018 that provides more detail about the mission and values statements through specific goals to accurately reflect how the College engages with the public, registrants and all stakeholders. Please read the Strategic Plan 2018 here.

QAP Evaluation Report

Posted Date: March 07, 2018

The College of Dental Hygienists of BC (CDHBC) has been committed to gathering feedback and information about the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) since the program’s inception in 2012. 

In keeping with this commitment, information about the program has been gathered in a number of ways:

  • Annual registrant surveys regarding experiences with the QAP Assessment Tool and preparation strategies used; 
  • Analysis of Assessment Tool responses to determine whether any trends in performance exist by content area and/or registrant demographics; 
  • Unique ‘Pilot Cohort’ survey to capture this group’s perspectives on the Assessment Tool, the Online Learning Plan platform, and the program overall;
  • ‘Pilot Cohort’ focus group sessions to explore feedback in greater depth.

Registrants’ feedback about the QAP has been greatly appreciated and was carefully considered throughout the program review and while examining options for ongoing enhancements. The goal of public protection will always remain paramount to the evolution of the QAP in assuring safe, competent and current dental hygiene practice in BC. 

The information that was gathered about the QAP has helped to identify areas that are working well, as well as areas that can be further enriched. The CDHBC is pleased to release a report on the evaluation of the QAP following the program’s first five-year milestone. Readers are invited to view the Executive Summary and the full report here.

Pacific Dental Conference 2018

Posted Date: March 06, 2018

Join the Registrar and other College Staff Representatives at the CDHBC Forum Thursday March 8, 2018, 9:00-11:30am Ballroom B VCC East.

CDHBC Forum: During this year’s forum, the College will be unveiling its new Mission Statement, Values Statements and Strategic Goals. In addition, the Registrar will speak to the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Evaluation Report which will be released on Wednesday, March 7th. The Registrar will provide highlights of the newly designed Jurisprudence Education Module (JEM). Other topics to be covered include an update on the Regulation and Bylaw Proposal, details of the most recent discipline hearing, and other important regulatory topics both inside and outside dental hygiene.

Registrants attending the Forum may claim hour-for-hour continuing competency (CC) credits. This activity would fall under Content Category F.1 - Ethics & jurisprudence.

PDC Continuing Competency (CC) Credits:

  • Registrants may claim hour-for-hour credit for attending PDC courses related to their professional dental hygiene practice.  

  • Registrants may claim 2 credits for attending the PDC exhibition hall. Please note there is a maximum credit allowance of 12 credits per cycle for attending any dental/dental hygiene related conference exhibition hall. 

  • All learning activities should be recorded within each registrant’s Online Learning Plan. The reflection completed for each learning activity, whether attending the PDC exhibition hall or attending individual PDC courses, should reflect the knowledge gained and application to dental hygiene practice.

PDC Course Coding: The College has once again collaborated with the Pacific Dental Conference (PDC) staff to include a coding system within the PDC Conference Program to assist with identifying links between your learning goals and the PDC sessions. In the PDC program, you will notice that each dental hygiene-related session has been coded with a letter-number code (e.g. D.3.) corresponding to one or more specific CDHBC QAP content categories (e.g. Non-surgical dental hygiene therapy). It is important to note that these codes are suggestions only, and you are required to use your professional judgment when selecting courses and determining which QAP content categories the course addresses.

Click here for a full list of CDHBC Content Categories

We look forward to seeing you at the CDHBC Booth in the Exhibit Hall (#843).

Jurisprudence Education Module

Posted Date: March 01, 2018

As part of the CDHBC's Quality Assurance Program (QAP), the Jurisprudence Education Module (JEM) provides education and information on the legal framework that governs dental hygiene practice in BC including the BC Dental Hygienists Regulation, CDHBC Bylaws, Practice Standards, Scope of Practice and ethical obligations of registrants.

The JEM is an on-line learning module that can be accessed anytime using the most current internet browsers. It is based on an innovative platform for on-line learning called Brightspace with easy navigation and accessibility.

Registrants will be able to access the JEM through the QAP Cycle-Online Learning Plan page of their CDHBC Registrant Login starting on March 1, 2018.

Please click here to learn more.

2018/19 Renewal Period CLOSED

Posted Date: March 01, 2018

If the College has not received a registrant’s renewal application and payment for the 2018/19 Renewal Period which ended on February 28th, 2018, in accordance with section 21 of the Health Professions Actthat registrant will be removed from the register of dental hygienists in British Columbia effective March 1st, 2018 and may not practice dental hygiene until re-registered.

Reinstatement Information

The Registrar of the College may restore a former registrant to the register upon payment of renewal and reinstatement fees and completion of the reinstatement forms  as well as renewal requirements that have not been previously fulfilled.  To reinstate registration, the College bylaws require a completed reinstatement application be submitted no later than April 30th, 2018, along with the outstanding renewal fee ($495 for Practicing Categories and $250 for Non-Practicing) and a reinstatement fee of:

  • $176.75 Reinstatement Fee  for Full, Full (365-Exempt) and Conditional or
  • $89.25 Reinstatement Fee for Non-Practicing

If a registrant does not reinstate before April 30th, applicants will be required to re-register by fulfilling all registration requirements, in effect at that time, including a new registration application and all the applicable fees, should they want to re-register.

A non-renewed registrant must wait until their reinstatement is approved before returning to work.

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