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 has over 500 registered 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.
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.