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About the College

What's New

  • Feb 12 Update - Mario Mouamer - Notice of Criminal Proceedings Mr. Mouamer was criminally charged with 17 counts of sexual assault on June 19, 2017 by the Windsor Police Service, contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada. The trial began Feb. 10, 2020 and has been scheduled until Feb. 28, 2020 at the Superior Court of Justice in Windsor, Ontario. The College is following the trial closely and will provide pertinent updates should there be further concerns to public safety. Read More
  • Feb 7 New Public Appointee Mr. Gaganjot Singh has joined Council as a Public Appointee effective January 31, 2020. Welcome, Mr. Singh! Read More

Authority of the College

Under Ontario law, 26 health professions are permitted to self-regulate. Health regulatory Colleges are entrusted with carrying out that authority, acting in the public interest. In Ontario, these Colleges regulate about 300,000 health care professionals, who all follow the same types of strict regulations, policies and standards.

The College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) is one of these health regulatory Colleges.

Its role and powers are set out under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Denturism Act, 1991.  The CDO reports to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 promotes a patient's right to choose the appropriate health care provider, and ensures that this choice can be made from qualified and accountable professionals.

In health care, self-regulation is a partnership with the public. The CDO’s governing Council (which is like a Board of Directors) includes Denturists elected by their peers and public representatives who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor. Members of the public also serve on every CDO committee and hearing. That means the public voices and interests are heard in every decision.

The CDO undertakes professional self-regulation in a manner that is transparent, responsive and accessible.