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Health and Social Services

Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists assess, diagnose, and treat oral health conditions. They provide therapeutic, educational, and preventive dental hygiene procedures and strategies to promote wellness.


Alberta College of Dental Hygienists (ACDH)
Suite 302
8657 – 51st Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T6E 6A8

Call: 780-465-1756
Toll-free: 1-833-740-1099



Under Alberta’s Health Professions Act [pdf], Health Professions Restricted Activity Regulation [pdf] and Dental Hygienists Profession Regulation [pdf], registration with the Alberta College of Dental Hygienists (ACDH) is mandatory. Only registered members may provide restricted activities specified in the Regulations. This includes those who:

  • Meet identified competency requirements and provide professional services directly to the public
  • Teach the practice of the profession to members or students of the profession
  • Supervise registered members who provide services to the public
  • Call themselves dental hygienists

What You Need

To register as a dental hygienist in Alberta, you need to successfully complete:

For details about all registration requirements, contact the ACDH or visit the ACDH website.

Working in Alberta

Dental hygienists who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if their scope of practice and competencies are similar.

For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the ACDH website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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