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CRDHA Registers

Regulated Member Registers

Members on the following Registers are regulated by the Health Professions Act.

 

General Register

  • Mandatory for dental hygienists engaged in the practice of dental hygiene and/or using the profession’s protected titles, including persons volunteering in their profession in Alberta.
  • Registrants are issued a Practice Permit which expires October 31 each year.
  • Registrants are eligible to vote, serve on CRDHA Council or regulatory committees, receive newsletters and all other correspondence, and are eligible for special member rates at conferences.

 

Courtesy Register

  • Mandatory for dental hygienists from outside of Alberta who will be participating in a clinical course or will be teaching, supervising, or providing any professional services in Alberta. 
  • Courtesy registration is granted only for the time necessary to complete the purpose for which courtesy registration is requested.
  • Courtesy registration can be for no longer than an aggregate of 60 days and is not renewable.

 

Non-Regulated Member Registers

Members on the following Registers are not regulated by the Health Professions Act.

 

Non-Practicing Register

At the time of membership renewal, this category of membership may be selected by persons who were previously registered on the CRDHA General Register but who will not be engaged in the practice of dental hygiene at any time during the new membership year.

 

Non-Practicing Members:

  • Do not hold a Practice Permit and are not authorized to practice dental hygiene in Alberta.
  • Are not authorized to use the profession’s protected titles.
  • Are eligible to vote at general meetings of the CRDHA, receive newsletters and all other correspondence, and are eligible for special member rates at conferences.
  • May apply for transfer back to the General Register. Specific requirements must be met for approval of the transfer request.

 

Student Member Register

  • For students of the University of Alberta Dental Hygiene Program only.
  • Students are not eligible to hold a Practice Permit.