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CDHBC 2018-19 Annual Report

Posted Date: June 27, 2019

CDHBC is pleased to release the 2018-19 Annual Report. In the report you will find an overview of the College mandate, information about the CDHBC Board, details of key events and initiatives, and the audited financial statements. Read the full report here.

Access Newsletter

Posted Date: May 17, 2019

The latest issue of Access newsletter has been released. Included in this issue: Open House & Lekwungen Art Unveiling, Pacific Dental Conference 2019, The Harry Cayton Report, Root of the Matter: Q&A, and Communications with the College.

Open House Announcement

Posted Date: April 25, 2019

Open House Announcement
Friday, May 24, 2019
3pm to 5pm
College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia
Open House and Lekwungen Art Unveiling
CDHBC is hosting an open house in the new CDHBC office space located at
300 – 388 Harbour Road, Victoria, BC.
All are welcome to join CDHBC staff and members of the Board for an open house commemorating the purchase of new office space on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples, Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.
CDHBC has been working with internationally recognized Lekwungen artist, Darlene Gait, to create an art installation representing CDHBC’s commitment to cultural safety and humility in dental hygiene regulation and practice.
Questions or comments can be sent to:
RSVPs are encouraged; however, they are not necessary to attend. While the art unveiling will take place at 3:30pm, attendees are welcome to stop by anytime between 3pm and 5pm. 


Proposed Board Election Bylaw

Posted Date: April 05, 2019

On April 3, 2019, the College of Dental Hygienists of BC (CDHBC) Board approved draft changes to the College’s Bylaws. Notice of these changes is hereby provided to the Minister of Health, the other colleges under the HPA, the public and other interested stakeholders as required by section 19(6.2) of the Health Professions Act. 

As part of the College’s continued efforts meet our mission statement, which is to fulfill the College’s mandate of public protection through regulatory excellence, the College Board is proposing bylaws that are designed to foster diversity and bring a variety of backgrounds, knowledge, and expertise to the board.  In proposing these changes, the College Board continues to take steps to further enhance good governance of the College as well as the dental hygiene profession in the public interest.  An FAQ document has also been posted on the College website to further describe the proposed changes.

Click here to read the Proposed Board Election Bylaw
Click here to read the FAQ relating to the Board Election Bylaw

Pacific Dental Conference 2019

Posted Date: March 28, 2019

If you were unable to attend the College's PDC Forum, you can now view it on the College's YouTube Channel. You can claim 2 Continuing Competency credits by viewing the forum and completing the questionnaire.

CDHBC Forum: During this year’s forum, The Registrar provided highlights of the newly designed Online Learning Plan (OLP). Other topics covered included 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 who attended 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.

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