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The Mission of the New Brunswick College of Dental Hygienists is to protect the public by developing, advocating and regulating safe and ethical dental hygiene practice in NB,     

The NBCDH have 510 registered members with 480 holding a practising licence and 30 are non-practising members.  As of January 2013, our recent approved Rules grants dental hygienists, who have pursued further education, the opportunity to apply for a specific designation of self-initiation or local anesthesia to their licence.  The self-initiation designation permits dental hygienists to offer their services in various practice settings without the supervision of a member of the NB Dental Society.  This allowing access to dental hygiene services outside of the traditional dental office setting.  Currently, 275 of registered practising dental hygienists have received their self-initiation designation and 104 have their local anesthesia designation. Out of these mentioned, 85 members actually hold both the self-initiation and local anesthesia designations.  8 dental hygienists are currently registered with the NBCDH as independent practitioners.

Collaborative practice with oral health care professionals and other health professionals will continue and is encouraged as dental hygienists apply the dental hygiene process of care for each client: Assessment, Dental Hygiene Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. The dental hygiene process of care ensures that each client receives the best individualized care.

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Posted July 8, 2016 UPCOMING CE OFFERED BY THE NB LUNG ASSOCIATION- SEPT 30TH, 2016  The New Brunswick Lung Association invites health-care professionals, students and interested members of the public to attend “The New Brunswick Lung Association’s 23nd Annual Respir More details > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Posted July 8, 2016 Annual General Meeting NBCDH The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the NBCDH will be held on October 29th, 2016.  More details of the AGM will be posted in September.  More details > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Posted July 8, 2016 CE course- Dalhousie University  Dalhousie dental hygiene alumni and friends are invited to attend complimentary continuing dental education courses in Moncton (Oct 26), Fredericton (Oct 27) and Saint John (Oct 28), as part of More details > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Posted April 9, 2013 The NBCDH is seeking nominations for members for their Complaints and Discipline Committee  The NBCDH council is seek members interested in sitting on both the Complaints and the Discipline committee.  Any members interested are asked to contact Diane Thériault, Executive D More details > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -