Strategic philosophy

Mission (also called an "End")

Jan 20, 2024: The public is confident that the College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia regulates the dental hygiene profession in the public interest during the government-mandated amalgamation of the regulators of dental hygienists, dental technicians, and denturists into one regulatory body, and development of joint regulations in compliance with the NS Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), through cost-effective stewardship of resources.


The College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia, operating in the best interest of the public, is a self-sustaining regulatory authority whose registrants are recognized by the public as essential health care providers. The College supports an environment of interprofessional collaboration, professional advancement and equitable access to health care for all Nova Scotians.


  • Accountability to the public
  • Excellence in care
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Professional integrity
  • Accountability to registrants
  • Equitable access to health care
  • Sound resource management
  • Interprofessional and interagency collaboration
  • Interprovincial and national collaboration