The College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia (CDHNS) manages complaints, investigations and hearing processes in accordance with the Dental Hygienists Act, Regulation, and other applicable legislation and policies. A complaint alleging conduct unbecoming of a dental hygienist, incompetence, incapacity, and/or professional misconduct may come from a member of the public, an employer, another health professional, another College, and members of the CDHNS. The Registrar may refer a complaint on behalf of the College.

Members include those on the general register and those on the provisional register of the CDHNS. A complaint may be made against a former member.

Receipt of Complaints

Professional Conduct Complaints submitted to the Director of Complaints must:

  • Be in writing
  • Include the name of the Member
  • Identify the issue/concerns of the complaint
  • Include the contact information of the person filing the complaint
  • Be signed by the person filing the complaint

If you wish to discuss the complaint process or make a complaint, please contact:

Complaints Director

Stacy Bryan

11-2625 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3L 4G4

Telephone (902) 444-7241
Fax (902) 444-7242
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