What are the expected competencies of a dental hygiene student and practicing dental hygienist? By referring to www.cdho.org/Otherdocuments/EntryToPractice.pdf , you can get the details, but in essence, one must provide evidence of being a well rounded dental hygienist in the areas of professionalism, communication and collaboration, critical thinking, advocacy, coordination, clinical therapy, oral health education and health promotion. These competencies were adopted by the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences – A Division of the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene a�� Est. 2001 as the program outcomes and must be proven by the student to successfully graduate from the Dental Hygiene Program at CADH. The competency of a dental hygiene student and practicing dental hygienist cannot be compromised, as the public depends on client-centered clinicians who practice according to the Dental Hygiene Standards of Practice www.cdho.org/reference/english/standardsofpractice.pdf.