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chapter D-3, r. 3

Regulation respecting certain acts that may be performed by dental hygienists

Dental Act
 (chapter D-3, s. 19, par. a)


1.  In this Regulation,

  (1)    “dental office” or “office” means the place where a dentist provides his professional services;

  (2)    “dental hygienist” means a person entered on the roll of the Ordre professionnel des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec.

O.C. 667-91, s. 1.

2.  The board of directors of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec is entrusted with seeing to the application of this Regulation, evaluating its content from time to time and consulting with the Ordre professionnel des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec in this respect; it shall receive and as soon as possible study any requests for amendments to this Regulation.

O.C. 667-91, s. 2.


3.  A dental hygienist, in a dental office, may perform the bucco-dental acts listed in Schedule I.

O.C. 667-91, s. 3.

4.  Before letting a dental hygienist perform an act listed in Schedule I, a dentist must ensure that the dental hygienist possesses sufficient knowledge and training to perform that act.

O.C. 667-91, s. 4.

5.  A dentist must direct a dental hygienist to stop performing the acts listed in Schedule I, if the dental hygienist does not meet the conditions prescribed in this Regulation.

O.C. 667-91, s. 5.

6.  A dentist must first examine the patient and establish the diagnosis and the treatment plan before allowing a dental hygienist to perform acts 1 to 9 listed in Schedule I.

A dentist must examine the patient before allowing a dental hygienist to perform act 10 listed in Schedule I.

O.C. 667-91, s. 6.

7.  A dentist must ensure the performance and quality of the act performed by a dental hygienist before the patient leaves his office.

O.C. 667-91, s. 7.


8.    (Omitted).

O.C. 667-91, s. 8.

9.    (Omitted).

O.C. 667-91, s. 9.


(ss. 3, 4, 5 and 6)


1. Topical application of a desensitization substance, such as a varnish or adhesive cement.

2. Inserting and sculpting filling materials.

3. Collecting and gathering together information relative to pulpal vitality tests.

4. Removal of sutures.

5. Placing a temporary filing, without drilling, when the pulp in not exposed.

6. Placing and removing orthodontic bands and braces.

7. Removal of periodontal dressings.

8. Cementing space maintainers.

9. Supra and subgingival scaling, including smoothing the exposed part to the root.

10. Taking radiographs.

O.C. 667-91, Sch. I.

O.C. 667-91, 1991 G.O. 2, 1719
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212