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picture24ODHA Membership Categories and Fees (all ODHA purchased membership fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable and cannot be prorated)

Active Member  – Any dental hygienist registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) may apply for an active membership.  The fee is $199 + HST = $224.87 which automatically includes professional (malpractice) liability insurance coverage of $3 million per claim and up to $5 million aggregate including legal fees.

Entry-to-Practice – Is an (active member) and may be granted to any person who has graduated from a dental hygiene program in the previous year of membership and is registered or in the process of registering with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario.  The fee is $75.00 + HST =$84.75 which automatically includes professional (malpractice) liability insurance coverage of $3 million per claim and up to $5 million aggregate including legal fees.

Support Member – Any individual who holds an inactive certificate of registration with the CDHO or who has chosen to let the certificate of registration lapse, or is on leave or retired from dental hygiene.  The fee is $115 + HST = $129.95.

Student Member – Student membership may be granted to a student enrolled in an entry-level dental hygiene program or to a dental hygienist not holding an active registration to practice who is enrolled full-time in a post diploma program.  Once you have registered with the CDHO or are legally eligible to practice in any other province in Canada you automatically receive the professional (malpractice) liability insurance coverage of $3 million per claim and up to $5 million aggregate until December 31st of such calendar year.  The fee is FREE.

Associate Member – Any person who is legally eligible to practice as a dental hygienist in Canada, other than the province of Ontario or another country.  The fee is $95 + HST = $107.35.