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British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals

Who we are:

The BC College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP) is the regulatory body for all oral health professionals in BC. BCCOHP’s role is to protect the public and promote better health outcomes for patients. BCCOHP regulates 16,000 oral health professionals including certified dental assistants, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental technicians, denturists and dentists. We protect the public in three main ways: 

  1. Ensuring that oral health professionals are able to practice competently. 
  2. Setting standards for the delivery of safe and patient-centred oral health care. 
  3. Investigating complaints about oral health professionals. 

Our vision is to reimagine oral health care oversight in BC. We draw from a shared legacy and rich diversity of thought to deliver modernized oral health care regulation.  

Our mission is to provide regulatory leadership that collaboratively builds public confidence in the delivery of safe, ethical, competent, team-based oral health care.  


We put people first. We recognize that the most important resource in delivering our mission is the diversity and knowledge of people: those who do the work of regulation, the professionals we regulate, and the patients and public we serve.  

We do what we say. We are committed to achieving meaningful outcomes for patients and the public, and to being transparent about our work and its impact.  

We get it done. We build credibility and trustworthiness through the quality of our regulatory work, while approaching new challenges with openness and curiosity.  

We take the long view. Through continuous improvement, we use our influence to make a positive impact today and in the future. 

Strategic Focus:

We will incorporate meaningful Indigenous involvement in decision-making and adopt practices that uphold anti-racism, cultural safety and humility.  

We will identify the strategic opportunities within regulatory modernization, including the new governing legislation.  

We will unify core regulatory functions and professional and ethical standards that protect the public from harm and promote public interest. 

Our work environment:

BCCOHP provides a working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and rewarding. We offer opportunities for personal and professional growth and encourage reasonable work-life balance with flexible work arrangements including hybrid work options, and flexible start and end times.

Salary and Benefits:

BCCOHP offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, extended health and dental care, and professional development allowance, and personal days for employees to use to allow themselves to look after their health and well-being and attend to their personal schedules.