The College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia

The College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia exists so that, in the best interest of the public, the practice of dental hygiene is effectively regulated and the integrity of the profession is supported through the cost-effective stewardship of resources.

CDHNS Return-to-Work Announcement

We remain open during our in-office hours (M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm). However, for the safety of all Nova Scotians, in-person visits are limited to essential activities that must be completed in-person. The rest will be conducted virtually. Please review our office reopening plan, to see the protocols developed to safely reopen our doors to the public.  An appointment must be scheduled to visit the CDHNS physical location by contacting

Please go to the CONTACT page for further information.


Dental Hygienist with young child client



Novel Coronavirus, SARS CoV-2 Updates

Office Closure

Our office will be closed on Friday July 01, 2022 for KANA’TA: Canada Day. 

Additionally, in June, we commemorate National Indigenous History month during which we take the time to recognize the rich history, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Peoples across Canada.  National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place on the summer solstice, June 21, providing us with a special occasion to learn more.  Take these opportunities to reflect on how to move forward with actions related to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action that arose from the TRC Commission of Canada in 2015. You will find further resources and details to assist us in moving forward and reflect on appropriate actions from a variety of sources, including the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.  

CDHNS Registrants

CDHNS Registrants: New Registrant Portal (Database) and Email Updates

As of Feb 1, 2022, CDHNS Registrants began using a new database (Registrant Portal).   

A detailed update outlining how to log into this new database, and other important details was circulated to all CDHNS Registrants on January 31. That same document was resent on Feb 1. There is also information about how to log in on the Member Login page. 

It is critical that you remain up-to-date by reviewing the important email updates from the CDHNS. If you aren’t receiving our emails, confirm that the email address we have on file is accurate. Additionally, check your spam or junk folder. Ensure that and are set as “safe senders” so that messages are not blocked or removed by your system. If the issue continues, please contact your service provider to see what can be done.