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Attention CDHM Registrants!             ,

Your current CDHM registration will expire on January 14, 2018. To continue to be a registrant of the CDHM, you must renew your 2018 registration through the Alinity online computer management system.

The 2018 Annual Registration opens on Tuesday October 3, 2017, and closes at 11:59 pm on Friday December 1, 2017. A late fee of $200.00 will be applied to all renewal of registration applications received on or after December 2, 2017.

Renewing early is a smart idea!

    It gives you time to fulfill the requirements necessary for completion of your registration.

    If there is an issue with your application, it gives the CDHM staff time to contact you.

    Renewing early prevents having to pay a late fee.

Please contact the CDHM office at (204) 219-2678 or email for assistance with your renewal of registration, or if you are cancelling your CDHM registration.

Happy Thanksgiving!

CDHM Staff


Continuing Competency Program update

Posted by CDHM INFO On March - 30 - 2015


The Continuing Competency Program (CCP) review for 2015 is about to begin. The registrants who have been selected for the full assessment/audit will be contacted by registered mail one month prior to the April 30th deadline. Only those registrants will have to submit their CCP documents. Audited registrants will submit CCP documents for:

2013 (May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013)
2014 (May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014)
2015 (May 1, 2014-April 30, 2015)

Please note: at the beginning of the Professional Activity Record (PAR) form, one must provide a brief synopsis of what has been learned as an attendee or a participant.

As you are aware, the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba (CDHM) is directed to comply with the provincial government under The Dental Hygienists Act to carry out its activities and govern its members in a manner that serves and protects the public interest. In protecting the public, the college ensures that dental hygienists are educated to perform safe, competent and ethical dental hygiene services by adhering to current jurisdictional legislation. Section 17 of The Dental Hygienists Act requires Council to establish a Continuing Competency Program.

Most importantly, the CCP was established according to the CDHM Competencies which were approved by Manitoba Health:

CDHM Assessment Competency #64: The Dental Hygienist assesses own continuing competence/quality assurance (e.g. through reflective practice, formalized self-assessment, mentor relationships, peer review, supervisor feedback, etc.)

CDHM Planning Competency #21: The Dental Hygienist develops a written plan to address continuing competence/quality assurance goals.

When the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) is enacted it will be the legal framework under which all regulated health professions will be governed and must follow. This legislation ensures all health professions in Manitoba are governed by consistent, uniform legislation and regulations with a focus on patient protection.

The CDHM is mandated by the RHPA to establish a continuing competency program as follows:

87(1) A council must establish, by regulation, a continuing competency program to maintain the competence of the members and to enhance the practice of the regulated health profession. The program may provide for, but is not limited to,

(a) reviewing the professional competence of members;

(b) requiring members to participate in programs intended to ensure competence; and (c) conducting practice audits in accordance with this Act.

All regulated colleges recognize that an effective continuing competency program is a key responsibility that professions undertake in return for the privilege of professional self-governance. Continuing competency is a centerpiece of Manitoba’s system of self-governance for health care professions. Hence, the CCP is a mandatory component of both The Dental Hygienists Act and the Regulated Health Professions Act.

The CDHM complies with the legislative requirements and continuously reviews the CCP requirements. Through this work and the competent practice of our members, we strive to engender public confidence in the dental hygiene profession.

CDHM Annual Renewal & AGM

Posted by CDHM INFO On September - 28 - 2012

The following documents are now available online for download.

CDHM Renewal of Registration Form 2013
– Renewal Guide for 2013
– 2013 Renewal form

Meeting Notice
Proposed Agenda
CDHM 2011 AGM Minutes
Proposed By-Law revisions
Introductions to the 2012 Council Candidates

We at the CDHM wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and are looking forward to seeing you at the annual general meeting, October 20th, 2012. (See Meeting Notice for details and new location.)

Thank you for your continued support and feedback!

Patti Hawthorn, Council Chair
College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba

Access to the Neil John Maclean (NJM) Health Science Library

Posted by CDHM INFO On March - 28 - 2011

CDHM members who identify themselves as such are eligible for a free Consumer Health card, which gives them access to the Internet and the University of Manitoba electronic subscriptions from within the library.

If the CDHM member wants to check out books, they can purchase either an Alumni card ($25) or a Citizen card ($50).

Each of these 3 card options is good for one year, beginning on the day you sign up. There is also a Temporary ID option, which gives the person access to our computers (with subscription material) for either one day or 1 week. All of these options provide the members with access to all the databases while inside the library.

 It is important for CDHM members to let the library staff know that they are dental hygienists. Otherwise they may be asked to pay for a card. All of the circulation staff are aware of this this agreement. Please also note that there may be changes to the Alumni and Temporary ID policies in the future, but until the end of April, the procedure is as above.

Janet Rothney, the acting dental librarian at the NJM library will be happy to assist all CDHM members for research assistance or to obtain a card.

Her contact information:

Hours: M-F 9 to 5
Phone: 789-3656
Email: Janet_Rothney

Library Location:
Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library
Brodie Centre, 200 Level
727 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5


Posted by CDHM INFO On October - 7 - 2010

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba (CDHM) has been scheduled for:

Date: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. **Note** Sign-in/Registration is from 8:30 – 9:00 with the meeting starting at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre, Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2G2, P: 1-888-332-2623

PLEASE NOTE: The CDHM requests that you RSVP your attendance by Friday, October 8, 2010 in order for sufficient refreshments and food to be provided. Please email CDHM (at) or call us at (204) 219-2678.

Hotel Accommodations: If you are traveling from out of town and require hotel accommodations, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Canad Inns – Destination Centre, Fort Garry for Friday, October 22nd at the reduced rate of $115.00 + taxes. Please quote the group number – 158591. These rooms will be held for CDHM members until Monday October 4th. Any rooms that have not been booked by this date will be released into general sale. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-332-2623 or locally at 204-261-7450

The CDHM has received three (3) nominations for the two (2) available positions for dental hygienists on Council. The individuals elected will serve a three (3) year term. The election will consist of a vote for or against each individual candidate. You may vote in person at the AGM, by mail or proxy. Please find enclosed the biographical information for the individuals interested in serving on Council:

  • Nadine Cartman
  • Andrea Fruehm
  • Colleen Henzel

Voting at the AGM
Those members of the CDHM, who will be attending the AGM, will be provided with a voting ballot upon check in. Please remember to bring your membership (wallet) card or personal identification with you.

Voting by mail or proxy
Those members of the CDHM, who are unable to attend the AGM, may participate in the election of Council through the process of submitting a mail or proxy ballot. If you are not planning to attend the AGM and wish to vote, you may request a mail or proxy ballot by emailing the CDHM at CDHM (at) or calling (204) 219-2678. Please allow enough time to receive the proxy ballot by mail and then have it mailed back and received at the office by October 18, 2010. As per the By-Laws, Section Proxies, 4.21: The represented member must submit the signed proxy form to the college at least 5 business days before the meeting takes place.

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