1. The BC Dental Hygienists’ Guide to Dental Hygiene Clinic Ownership – This resource has been developed exclusively for BC dental hygienists and provides a framework for the steps involved in translating your practice vision into a reality. This 90 page downloadable guide is available on the BCDHA Store atSHOP BCDHA. Login is required. (Non BC residents contact info@bcdha.bc.ca for an order form).
  2. BCDHA Dental Hygienists’ Guide to Independent Practice in Residential Care
    If you are considering approaching a facility in order to establish an oral health care program or if you have been approached by a facility to begin an oral health care program, then this guide will be of assistance to you. This guide is available on the BCDHA Store at SHOP BCDHA. Login is required. (Non BC residents contact info@bcdha.bc.ca for an order form).
  3. The BCDHA Independent Dental Hygiene Practice Video Series – This resource has been created for BC dental hygienists who are interested in establishing an independent dental hygiene practice. It includes a printed booklet and 5 video presentations. Each video provides you with key information and planning strategies to effectively prepare for business ownership. The video presentations are delivered by knowledgeable speakers with expertise in dental hygiene clinic ownership, dental hygiene practice, insurance, financing, banking, and planning and equipping a dental hygiene clinic. This video series is available on the BCDHA Store at SHOP BCDHA. Login is required. (Non BC residents contact info@bcdha.bc.ca for an order form).
  4. Your Guide to Running a Dental Hygiene Practice
    The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association offers a wide range of tools, courses, resources and expert advice about running your own dental hygiene practice.
  5. 2017 BCDHA Dental Hygiene Services Fee Guide
    This guide has been developed by the British Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association for use by dental hygienists who are not working in the traditional dental practice setting. This guide is available to dental hygienists that operate their own dental hygiene practices. NOTE: The fee guide comes into effect February 1st. Dental hygienists who work in the traditional dentist office setting will continue to bill using the dentist’s number and fees. Click here to view the CDHA National List of Service Codes
  6. Resources for Opening a Small Business in BC
    Thinking of opening your own practice? Start here to learn how to establish your small business in BC.
  7. Publicly funded provincial and federal dental programs: BCDHA reference guide for Independent Dental Hygiene Practitioners.
    BCDHA has prepared this document for independent dental hygienists to use as an easy-to use summary table of information on these programs. Members are strongly encouraged to consult the Ministry’s website or appropriate fee schedule for the most current information before proceeding with any treatment.

Important Notice

  • NIHB Welcomes Dental Hygienists as Independent Service Providers – To read Health Canada release click here.
  • First Nations Health Authority Health Benefits program welcomes BC Independent Dental Hygiene Practitioners To read release click here.