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.

CDHNS Return-to-Work Announcement

We remain open during our in-office hours (M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm). However, for the safety of all Nova Scotians, in-person visits are limited to essential activities that must be completed in-person. The rest will be conducted virtually. Please review our office reopening plan, to see the protocols developed to safely reopen our doors to the public.  An appointment must be scheduled to visit the CDHNS physical location by contacting

Please go to the CONTACT page for further information.


 SAVE THE DATE - NOV 20, 2021

The CDHNS will be holding a full day virtual Continuing Competency Event on Saturday Nov 20, 2021. Watch for more details.  

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Novel Coronavirus, SARS CoV-2 Updates

Office Closures

(1) Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 for Thanksgiving

(2) Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 in honour of Remembrance Day  

CDHNS Registrants


The Council-set Deadline to renew, without penalty ,was Oct 4, 2021. All licences expire on Oct 31.

For full details, refer to the email that was sent to all CDHNS registrants on Aug 30, 2021. The Notice of Renewal/Notice of Expiry document sent in that email is also found in the Library on the Main Page of your Member Portal Home Page (log-in required). It is in the subfolder Renewal Information for CDHNS Registrants.    

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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. 


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