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The only association exclusive to
Independent Registered Dental Hygienists
that own a business in Ontario

About Us
The DHPO is a not-for-profit organization, founded by volunteer, Independent Registered Dental Hygienists, supporting RDH's that are venturing into the world of independent practice.

Through advocacy, and networking, we aim to support IRDHs in establishing a strong business and voice the overall advancement of the dental hygiene profession.

Board Members volunteer as a great way to give back to the profession and be part of the direction of Dental Hygiene. 
2024 Conference
Can't Wait to See You!
Friday March 22nd 2024

Don't Miss out on the  Independent Dental Hygiene Focused Conference with 
An amazing collection of  speakers adding to your knowledge bank to help give your independent business the boost it needs!
Vendors with great conference pricing and giveaways!
Information to help you start a successful Independent business.
And most importantly time to meet and collaborate with colleagues, discussing common questions and skill building!

Join Us
The DHPO understands that being an IRDH can be a lonely road. The benefits of collaborating with the DHPO colleagues whom are on the same path is priceless. 
A membership with the DHPO offers many benefits including:
  • Unlimited networking with other IRDHs
  • Private Facebook group to give and receive advice
  • Discounts with participating sponsors
  • Independent business focused continuing education
  • Social Media Support
  • Advocacy for IRDHs
  • And more.... 

Thinking about opening or purchasing your very own Independent practice?

At DHPO our member base is Practice Owners, but this doesn't mean we cannot help those looking to step into that role!  Until that day comes we have some valuable resources to help you out of that scary land of "to do's" and into I did it!!

Our Practice Set Up resource is designed to guide you through the process of starting and running your independent dental hygiene practice. We provide mentorship, advice, and direction so that you can confidently navigate the challenges of starting a new business. With our peer support, you can be sure that you're not alone in this journey.

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