Province Proposes Oral Health Regulatory Changes

The BC government is posting proposed oral health regulatory changes with the goal of promoting more interprofessional practice, as well as providing more dental care options for British Columbians.

The regulations that are potentially affected include the Dental Hygienist Regulation, Dental Technicians Regulation, Denturists Regulation and Dentists Regulation.

“Dental hygienists do outstanding work and advocacy to improve oral health care for British Columbians,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “We are posting proposed regulation changes intended to give people more choice regarding their oral health care. The proposed changes are important for dental hygienists and patients, and I invite dental workers and the public to provide their input on this proposal.”

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