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Council of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

601 – 175 Bloor Street East
(416) 961-6234
(416) 961-6028
Dental Hygiene Act, 1991, C. 22, S. 6 (opens a new window)
Regulated Health Professions Act, S.O. 1991, c. 18, Sched. 2 (opens a new window)

The college regulates the profession of Dental Hygiene in the public interest by ensuring that individuals have access to services provided by competent health professionals, and that individuals are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals. Members of the college are governed in accordance with the Dental Hygiene Act,1991, the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws of the college. The college develops and maintains standards of practice, entry to practice requirements, standards of professional ethics, and promotes and develops standards for continuing competence among the members. Various committees of the College of Dental Hygienists function in a quasi-judicial role with respect to the suspension and revocations of certificates of registration to practice in Ontario.


Between nine and twelve members are elected in accordance with the by-laws by the members of the college. Between eight and eleven members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not members of the college, members of a college as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or members of a council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. Two members are selected, in accordance with the by-laws made under section 12.1, from among members who are faculty members of an educational institution in Ontario that is authorized to grant diplomas or degrees in dental hygiene.


There is no limitation in legislation.

• The Council meets 5 times per year (2 day meetings). Total commitment of 10 days. • days. Typically: January, March, June, September, December. • Committee meetings are usually held every 1 or 2 months, with the exception of the Executive Committee that meets more frequently. • Approximately 2 to 3 hrs of preparation per meeting may be required. • Generally, a public appointee is assigned to 2 committees and may expect to serve approximately 16 days per year. • New in 2020 The College uses video conferencing for committee meetings. Meetings may be held more frequently but are shorter in duration (eg. 2-3 hours).

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) ERIN BETTS
31-Aug-2020 - 30-Aug-2023
2. Member (Part-Time) MEGHAN LEUPRECHT
12-Dec-2020 - 11-Dec-2023
3. Member (Part-Time) ALESSANDRO GRECO
13-May-2021 - 12-May-2024
4. Member (Part-Time) PELLA GIABANIS
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2024
5. Member (Part-Time) ANGELICA PALANTZAS
02-Sep-2021 - 01-Sep-2024
6. Member (Part-Time) EHIZELE IYAMABO
10-Dec-2021 - 09-Dec-2024
7. Member (Part-Time) LOREE BENIUK
28-Jan-2022 - 27-Jan-2025
8. Member (Part-Time) UPNEET SIDHU
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2025
9. Member (Part-Time) MARGARET WADE
20-Jun-2022 - 19-Jun-2025