The Mission of the New Brunswick College of Dental Hygienists is to protect the public by developing, advocating and regulating safe and ethical dental hygiene practice in NB,
The NBCDH has 501 registered members with 460 holding a practising licence and 41 are non-practising members. As of January 2013, our recent approved Rules grants dental hygienists, who have pursued further education, the opportunity to apply for a specific designation of self-initiation or local anesthesia to their licence. The self-initiation designation permits dental hygienists to offer their services in various practice settings without the supervision of a member of the NB Dental Society. This allowing access to dental hygiene services outside of the traditional dental office setting. Currently, 278 of registered practising dental hygienists have received their self-initiation designation and 104 have their local anesthesia designation. Out of these mentioned, 88 members actually hold both the self-initiation and local anesthesia designations. 8 dental hygienists are currently registered with the NBCDH as independent practitioners.