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​​​​​​​​Ministry of Health Proposes Amendments to the Regulations for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Denturists, and Dental Technicians

August 30, 2019

The Ministry has posted proposed amendments to the oral health colleges’ regulations that are intended to better align the regulations to the Health Professions Act model (characterized by two elements: shared scope of practice statements and restricted activities) and to standardize terms shared between the regulations.

Additionally, amendments have been made to the regulations to ​clarify that unregulated persons cannot perform the restricted activities that fall under these professions (unless authorized) and to ensure that colleges have the necessary authority to act when unregulated individuals provide these services. ​​​​​​

Read the News Release.

The proposed amendments are in keeping with the Minister's desire to improve access to oral health services and to promote inter-professional, collaborative, team-based care.

How to provide comment

The proposed changes are an initiative by the Ministry of Health and they invite comment from stakeholders and the public on the proposed amendments. To view the posted notice, visit:

​The Ministry requests that any comments on these proposed regulation amendments be submitted no later than December 2, 2019, to:



Professional Reg​ulation and Oversight Branch
Health Human Resources and Labour Relations Division
Ministry of Health
1515 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC​