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.

Important Updates

CDHNS Return-to-Work Announcement

Since March 2020, all CDHNS staff members have been working remotely to provide essential services such as registration, licensure, handling of complaints, and standards of practice questions. On August 6, 2020, we began the phasing in of our office reopening plan to safely reopen our doors to the public. On August 31, 2020, we returned to full in-office hours (M-F from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm). An appointment must be scheduled to visit the CDHNS physical location by contacting

We appreciate everyone's understanding as we work to respond in a timely, informed manner as this situation unfolds. 

Please go to the CONTACT page for further information.


Save the Date

Save the dates AGM May 15 2021 Updated Aug 17 2020

CDHNS AGM – May 15, 2021

This AGM will be totally virtual once again in 2021, based on CDHNS registrant feedback from the 2020 AGM and because of the uncertainty of circumstances due to the pandemic. There will also be additional virtual Continuing Education sessions held on this day following  the AGM. Watch for further details.

The CDHNS is prepared to respond to a changing environment around this pandemic that may include limitations on gatherings, or other recommendations or requirements.


Important : Novel Coronavirus, SARS CoV-2 Updates

CDHNS Registrants and Email Updates

It is critical that you remain up-to-date with the regular updates from the CDHNS. If you aren’t receiving our emails, confirm that the email address we have on file is accurate (update your Member Profile). 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.  

You can also check your Library under the Main Page of your Member Profile. COVID-19 Return to Practice documents are in the folder entitled CDHNS Resumption to Practice. On Aug 28, 2020, the important CDHNS Renewal Information was posted in the folder entitled Renewal Information for CDHNS Members.

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