Self-Initiation Update for Dental Hygienist
November 14, 2023 at 5:00 AM
by Kathleen Bokrossy
<strong><span style="color:rgba(178, 150, 199, 1)">Self-Initiation Update for Dental Hygienist</span></strong>

We received exciting news recently regarding Self-Initiation in Ontario. We no longer are required to go through a Self-Initiation process to work independently. The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario has rescinded the Standard for Self-Initiation. It is different for every province when it comes to working independently; however this news is exciting for all dental hygienists as it moves our profession in a positive direction.

The timing could not have been better for this new app to be launched for those wishing to explore Independent Practice.

Collab Dentistry has been launched in Ontario and will be launching in other provinces in the near future. So the more dental hygienists and offices downloading the app, the faster they will be able to launch in other provinces.

The Collab Dentistry concept is similar to the Airbnb app as it connects dental hygienists looking to rent an available operatory, and connecting available operatories with dental hygienists!

You now have the opportunity to start your own business, rent out an operatory from a dental practice or independent dental hygiene clinic and treat your own clients on your schedule (depending on where you are practicing), without the investment that goes along with a brick and mortar type of business!

Our friends at Collab Dentistry will help you every step of the way.

For our Ontario RDH's, visit Collab Dentistry today, download the app and book your op! You could be practicing independently starting in 2024!

Do you have an available op in your practice? Visit Collab Dentistry, download the app, add it to your desktop and rent out your operatory! This could be the win-win you have been looking for!

For some of the other provinces, where you can work independently, or where you have an op available, we encourage you to download the app to help get this opportunity available in your province!

Thank you for your support and for reading!

Have a great week!


Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH ~ President