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Council Of The College Of Dental Hygienists Of Ontario

Ministry
Health
URL
www.cdho.org
Address
601 – 175 Bloor Street East
TORONTO
M4W3R8
Phone
(416) 961-6234
Fax
(416) 961-6028
Background
DENTAL HYGIENE ACT, S.O. 1991, C. 22, S. 6 (opens a new window)
REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT, S.O. 1991, C. 18, SCHED. 2 (opens a new window)
Function

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.

Membership

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.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
• 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) EHIZELE IYAMABO
10-Dec-2020 - 09-Dec-2021
mississauga
2. Member (Part-Time) LOREE BENIUK
28-Jan-2021 - 27-Jan-2022
mississauga
3. Member (Part-Time) MARGARET WADE
20-Jun-2019 - 19-Jun-2022
oakville
4. Member (Part-Time) ERIN BETTS
31-Aug-2020 - 30-Aug-2023
toronto
5. Member (Part-Time) MEGHAN LEUPRECHT
12-Dec-2020 - 11-Dec-2023
kingston
6. Member (Part-Time) ALESSANDRO GRECO
13-May-2021 - 12-May-2024
toronto
7. Member (Part-Time) PELLA GIABANIS
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2024
toronto
8. Member (Part-Time) ANGELICA PALANTZAS
02-Sep-2021 - 01-Sep-2024
toronto
9. Member (Part-Time)
10. Member (Part-Time)
11. Member (Part-Time)