Standards & Guidelines
It is the responsibility of all regulated members to comply with the CRDHA Dental Hygiene Practice Standards, Code of Ethics, and Practice Guidelines and apply them to their dental hygiene practice, regardless of practice setting or areas of responsibility. Performance below the minimal standard is unacceptable and may result in disciplinary action. Registered dental hygienists should strive to routinely practice above the minimal standards.
Standards of Practice
direct how professional services should be provided.
Code of Ethics
is a set of guidelines and principles that govern the conduct of practitioners.
CRDHA Advertising Rules
Standard of Practice for Administration of Local Anaesthesia
CRDHA Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Conscious Sedation Guidelines
CRDHA Drug Guidelines
Leaving or Closing a Dental Hygiene Practice
Sharps & Safety Engineered Syringes 2016
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
Infection Prevention & Control Standards
Infection Prevention & Control Videos
CRDHA Laundering of Reusable Linens Considerations
Instrument Sharpening Protocol 2016
Donning and Doffing PPE Resources
PPE Donning and Doffing Tutorial
PPE Posters Donning and Doffing with Cuffs
PPE Poster Donning and Doffing with Thumbloops
IPC Manual Development Resources
IPC Manual Table of Contents
IPC Manual Template (MS Word document)
IPC Manual References
Practice Guidelines are dynamic and intended to reflect current best practice in relation to specific areas of dental hygiene practice. To formalize its commitment to continued competence and to meet the mandate of the Health Professions Act, the College has established a continuing competence program with requirements related to registration and renewal of practice permits.