Ethics and Jurisprudence

(for RDH’s in Ontario, Canada)

The profession of dental hygiene has experienced some amazing changes recently.


Having a solid understanding of the ethics that guide the care that dental hygienists deliver is imperative.  Keeping pace with the changes in legislation can seem overwhelming.

This course will address:

  • "How did we get here?"
  • CDHO Sexual Abuse Prevention Plan
  • professional boundary issues
  • mandatory reporting requirements
  • Self-Initiation
  • misconduct, negligence and malpractice
  • Professional Portfolio Requirements
  • and much more...

An interactive time of discussion and networking that will positively impact your attitude as a professional, resulting in a productive change in your hygiene practice.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course the attendee will:

  • have reviewed the CDHO Code of Ethics
  • be familiar with the regulations surrounding misconduct, negligence and malpractice
  • understand the ethical and legal responsibilities of a RDH
  • determine what constitutes Sexual Abuse
  • recognize the value of Self-Initiation
  • be able to identify an Ethical Dilemma and use a structured format to resolve one