“Practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances” (Institute of Medicine, 1990). They define the role of specific assessment and treatment modalities in the management of clients. The purpose of practice guidelines is to support clinicians and clients in making appropriate decisions about health care.


The College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba (CDHM) recognizes that a traditional 40 hour work week in a clinical setting may not always be possible or desirable for its members who hold a practising registration with CDHM. The Board of Assessors undertook the task of developing Guidelines to assist those members who wish to maintain their practising registration but who wish to do so in an alternative method. Post-graduate education and volunteer hours may count towards the currency requirement of practice hours.

The following documents can be found on the at the following links:

Please contact the CDHM if you have any questions about these documents.

Thank you, The CDHM Board of Assessors.

Posted by CDHM INFO On July - 26 - 2016

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