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

We appreciate everyone's understanding as we work to respond in a timely, informed manner as this situation unfolds. 

Please go to the CONTACT page for further information.


Registration for the AGM/CC Event on May 15, 2021 is now closed.

Home Page Registration is now open

CDHNS AGM – May 15, 2021

This AGM will be totally virtual once again in 2021, based on CDHNS registrant feedback from the 2020 AGM and because of the uncertainty of circumstances due to the pandemic. There will also be additional virtual continuing education held on this day following the AGM. Click here for further details.


Important : Novel Coronavirus, SARS CoV-2 Updates

Office Closures

Our office will be closed on Monday May 17, 2021, following our Annual General Meeting and CC Event. 

We will also be closed Monday, May 24, 2021, in honour of Victoria Day. 

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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