We assist dental hygienists facing complaints, discipline hearings, and other regulatory issues at the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO). The lawyers at GlickLaw have acted as external legal counsel for years to numerous health colleges governed by the Regulated Health Professions Act (“RHPA”) and have significant experience in professional regulation and discipline. Draw on our knowledge and experience to respond to complaints and investigations, defend yourself against allegations of professional misconduct, or deal with any other issue you may be facing with your regulator.

We can assist and act for Dental Hygienists on a wide range of matters including:

  • Responding to complaints and investigations at the College of Dental Hygienists Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”);
  • Representing dental hygienists in hearings before the College of Dental Hygienists Discipline Committee or Fitness to Practise Committee;
  • Appealing decisions of the ICRC to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”);
  • Representing dental hygienists in hearings and reviews of Registration Committee decisions before HPARB;
  • Appealing decisions of HPARB, the Discipline Committee or the Fitness to Practise Committee to the Divisional Court;
  • Representing dental hygienists in criminal or quasi-criminal proceedings under the Criminal Code or Provincial Offences Act;
  • Representing dental hygienists in applications and civil litigation before the Superior Court of Justice;
  • Assisting dental hygienists in applications for registration and in making submissions to the Registration Committee;
  • Assisting dental hygienists with audits and quality assurance programs;
  • Advising dental hygienists on compliance with the RHPA, Dental Hygiene Act, 1991and other relevant legislation and regulations;
  • Advising dental hygienists on professional practice issues, such as record-keeping, privacy and confidentiality, and reporting