The College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia (CDHNS) manages complaints, investigations and hearing processes in accordance with the Dental Hygienists Act, Regulation, and other applicable legislation and policies. A complaint alleging conduct unbecoming of a dental hygienist, incompetence, incapacity, and/or professional misconduct may come from a member of the public, an employer, another health professional, another College, and members of the CDHNS. The Registrar may refer a complaint on behalf of the College.
Members include those on the general register and those on the provisional register of the CDHNS. A complaint may be made against a former member.
Receipt of Complaints
Professional Conduct Complaints submitted to the Director of Complaints must:
- Be in writing
- Include the name of the Member (Registrant)
- Identify the issue/concerns of the complaint
- Include the contact information of the person filing the complaint
- Be signed by the person filing the complaint
If you wish to discuss the complaint process, please contact the Complaints Director using the contact information below.
To submit a complaint, please use this form. You will be contacted by the CDHNS Registrar/Complaints Director, once the form has been submitted.
COLLEGE OF DENTAL HYGIENISTS OF NOVA SCOTIA
11-2625 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Telephone (902) 444-7241
Fax (902) 444-7242