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ODHA 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 $227.00 (total fee); membership fees are not taxed.  Membership automatically includes professional (malpractice) liability insurance coverage.  This coverage is suitable insurance which complies with the bylaws of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) and includes legal expenses; loss of earnings; and criminal defence.

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 $85.00 (total fee); membership fees are not taxed.  Membership automatically includes professional (malpractice) liability insurance coverage.  This coverage is suitable insurance which complies with the bylaws of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) and includes legal expenses; loss of earnings; and criminal defence.

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 $130.00 (total fee); membership fees are not taxed.

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 College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) or are legally eligible to practice in any other province in Canada you automatically receive the professional (malpractice) liability insurance coverage 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 $95.00 (total fee); membership fees are not taxed.