CCP Directives

CCP Directives

Each year, in accordance with the CCP, registrants are required to assure the College that they are maintaining competence and that they are participating in CCP activities sufficient to have the knowledge, skills and judgment to practice in a manner consistent with the CDHM Dental Hygiene Practice Standards and Competencies.

It is understood that all learning activities shall have significant intellectual or practical content related to the practice of dental hygiene, oral health, or the professional responsibility and ethical obligations of the profession.

 Learning activities should be related to one or more of the following:

  • Dental Hygiene science and research
  • Evidence- base dental hygiene practice
  • Dental hygiene clinical practice: 
    • Client assessment
    • Dental hygiene diagnosis
    • Treatment  planning
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation
  • Alternative practice settings
  • Ethical, professional and legal obligations of the dental hygienist
  • Dental hygiene education
  • Health promotion
  • Access to care
  • Epidemiology
  • Communication, cultural awareness
  • Ergonomics:
    • Must relate to the care of the client and the quality of care
  • Infection control
  • Record keeping
  • Administration/Management
  • Inter-professional collaboration and practice
  • Radiography

Activities not to include:

  • Conversations with colleagues, employers and sales representatives (i.e. lunch and learn meetings)
  • Yoga, fitness and/or stress reduction classes, massage therapy, and physiotherapy
  • Self-study from nonprofessional magazines, books or journals
  • Reading books related to personal wellness, weight loss and stress reduction

CCR Goals and Activities

  • Should be motivated by desire to learn
  • Action oriented to bring about a change to one’s practice
  • In one sentence define a goal that captures your area of need/interest
  • Include a subject, action, timeline and measurable outcome.
  • The goal should be SMART:
    • Specific: What exactly will you accomplish?
    • Measurable:  How will you know when you have reached your goal?
    • Achievable: Is achieving this goal realistic with effort and commitment? Have you the resources to achieve this goal? If not how will you attain them?
    • Realistic and relevant to one’s profession and future: Is this goal significant to your professional development?
    • Time-based: When will the goal be reached?
    • See pages 12-13 of the CCP Package
  • Activities fit the specific needs of each professional
  • Activities/resources demonstrate a mixture of learning activities relevant to the goal; and current or future practice
  • One piece of evidence is not sufficient in order to make an informed evidence-based clinical decision
  • Be precise and accurate when listing and classifying continuing competency activities {i.e. educational courses/seminars and professional journals/ articles}.  List all journal articles in detail including the correct title, authors and publication dates.
  • The evidence should be as current as possible. The suggested time frame is within the last 5 years and no more than 10 years old.

Please register all study groups with the Registrar. The CDHM encourages group learning and study clubs. However, the CCR is a self-directed learning process which means your personal learning experience must be in your own words.

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Posted by CDHM INFO On June - 1 - 2017

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