Registration

 A-General Procedure for admission to the NBCDH:

 1- Application forms are available on the website under the heading; New member application.
 2- Please enter all required information indicated on the application form.  Please note that the information entered will not be saved or submitted until you press submit at the end of the application.
 3- Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email confirming that you have submitted your application with a copy of the application.
 4- Print your application from your email. Section Declaration/ Signature of Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths will appear at the end of the emailed application.  This section must be signed by the applicants and documents must be notarized by a Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths. 
 5-  Mail your application with all the required documentation indicated below or on the application form with your payment of fees to the NBCDH, 120 High Street Suite 209, Moncton, NB, E1C 6B5. Hand delivered application will be accepted. If hand delivering, please contact the office to schedule an appointment.  Payments must be made by certified cheque or money order to the NBCDH.
 6- Fees are $385 plus a non-refundable application fee of $100 for a total of $485. Licensing year begins January 1 and ends December 31st.  Fees are not prorated.
 7- Please allow two weeks for review of your application. 
 8- If you have been previously licenced in NB, please contact the Executive Director/Registrar.
 9- Application checklist: To help facilitate and ensure that all documents have been submitted with your application, the following check list can be downloaded:
 Application Check List
 
 B-Requirements for admission:
 1- An application for admission shall be filed with the Registrar with all documentation stated in section 2.
 2- Documentation to be submitted:
 (a) the applicable fees;
 (b) an un-mounted passport size photo of the applicant;
 (c) a copy of birth certificate, citizenship certificate or other identification documents satisfactory to the Registrar;
 (d) a certified copy or proof of completion of any degrees or diplomas and any certifications relating to a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada or the equivalent as determined by Council;
 (e) proof of receipt of a certificate from the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board, or equivalent as determined by Council;
 (f) proof of liability insurance in the amount of a minimum of $1,000,000 per case with an aggregated amount of $5,000,000. The following insurance providers have been reviewed by the NBCDH and have been deemed acceptable:
CDHA (www.cdha.ca), DHPro ( www.dhpro.ca), CDSPI (www.cdspi.com). Dental hygienists choosing CDSPI must work under the supervision or direction of a dentist.
 (g) proof of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Level C certification ;
 (h) proof of successful completion of any module or equivalency approved by Council in order to receive specific practice designation ; and
 (i) an undertaking to acquire a proper understanding of the contents of the Act and these Rules within six months of admission to the College;
 (j) any other documents required by the Registrar.
 
 C-Procedure for applicants currently registered in another province
 An applicant transferring from another Canadian jurisdiction must:
 (a) provide all documentation mentioned in section B
 (b) indicate the college or university and the year of graduation where they received their diploma;
 (c) indicate the certification number received from the National Dental hygiene Certification Board, if applicable;
 (d) provide a statement as to the good standing of the applicant from the regulatory authority of the other jurisdiction where they are currently licensed; and
 (e) provide a listing of all continuing education hours undertaken in the previous three years indicating the total hours.
 (f) the Registrar may waive any of the criteria for registration required by these Rules for the reason that it is required by the Agreement on Internal Trade or by law.
  
D- Applicants who have graduated from a non-accredited program will be required to:
 (a) submit all required documents in section B; and
 (b) successfully complete a clinical assessment approved by Council.
  
E- Lapse of Practise 
 An applicant who has not practised dental hygiene in the three years immediately before her application must provide proof of successful completion of the necessary continuing education as determined by Council and may be required to have passed an examination or examinations approved by resolution of Council.  Please contact the Registrar for more information.
 
 F- Requirement for all new applicants:
 In order to inform the new applicant of the contents of the Act and current Rules, the NBCDH requires that all applicants must schedule a personal meeting with the Registrar/Executive Director within a month of registering with the College.
 
  RENEWAL OF LICENCE:
 The renewal period will be open for all current registered dental hygienists beginning December 1st of the current year and will end on January 31st the following year at 5:00 p.m.. Please contact the Registrar for any request for renewals before or beyond those dates.  Renewal applications will be accessible on the members section of the website at that time.
  
TRANSFERING STATUS FROM A NON-PRACTISING TO A PRACTISING MEMBER:
 Non-practising status may be granted to a NB registered dental hygienists who is not practising in the current licensing year (January 1 to December 31) and is a member of good standing.
 For a registered dental hygienist who currently holds a non-practising status with the NBCDH and wishes to change to a practising status, you must submit the remaining fees for a practising license ($235). Your initial fees for a non-practising licence of $150  will have been credited towards practising fees ($385).  You must also provide proof of current CPR level C and proof of personal liability insurance.  Please contact the Registrar to determine the required Competencies and Education requirements that may be imposed in order to transfer to a practising licence.