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MINISTRY OF HEALTH AMENDS ORAL HEALTH REGULATIONS

by Ronald Revell, RDT, posted on February 28, 2020

The Ministry of Health announced amendments to the regulations for dental technicians, denturists, dental hygienists, and dentists which came into force on February 24, 2020.

The amended regulations are in keeping with the Minister's desire to improve access to oral health services and to promote inter-professional, collaborative, team-based care and are intended to:

  • align the regulations to the Health Professions Act model (characterized by two elements: shared scope of practice statements and restricted activities).
  • standardize terms shared between the regulations.
  • ​clarify that unregulated persons cannot perform the restricted activities that fall under these professions (unless authorized) and ensure that colleges have the necessary authority to act when unregulated individuals provide these services. ​​​​​​

For further information on the key changes to these Regulations, click here.

For the College policy on dental technology services that involve Patient Contact, click here.