Registered dental hygienists are primary healthcare providers who have received dental hygiene specific training and are able to create dental hygiene care plans, provide clinical dental hygiene services, promote oral health services and treat and prevent disease. Internationally educated dentists do not qualify as being considered a dental hygienist unless they have a diploma or degree in dental hygiene.
Example titles include:
- dental hygienist
- registered dental hygienist
- oral hygienist
Anyone performing dental hygiene services must register him/herself with the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba prior to practicing dental hygiene.How Does The System Work In Canada?