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About The FDHRC


The Federation of Dental Hygiene Regulators of Canada (FDHRC) is a federation of organizations which have a statutory responsibility to regulate the profession of dental hygiene within their respective provinces.


FDHRC works:

  • to provide national leadership on issues concerning the protection of the public interest with respect to the profession of dental hygiene;
  • to provide a forum for networking and information exchange among Canadian dental hygiene regulatory authorities;
  • to develop quality benchmarks for dental hygiene accreditation standards and processes;
  • to ensure that valid, reliable examination mechanisms for assessing dental hygiene competencies are available to Canadian dental hygiene regulatory authorities; and
  • to promote and monitor labour mobility and workforce planning for dental hygiene.

The mission of the Federation of Dental Hygiene Regulators of Canada (FDHRC) is to provide leadership on dental hygiene regulation and standards, enhancing public confidence in the dental hygiene profession.

The Federation of Dental Hygiene Regulators of Canada (FDHRC) offers the following programs and services:


Territory Acknowledgement

The FDHRC™ office stands on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. The Algonquin peoples have had a special, reciprocal relationship with this territory since time immemorial, and this relationship continues today. The FDHRC™ recognizes without qualification the inherent lands and territory rights of the Algonquin peoples as articulated in Section 35 of the Constitution Act of Canada 1982, as well as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which is enshrined in various legislation in what is now commonly called Canada. 

See the FDHRC’s™ full territory acknowledgement here.