Competencies, Standards, Advisories
Standards of Practice set out the professional expectations for dental technologists. They are the minimum knowledge, skills and judgement needed to practice safely and provide quality service to the public. Standards are set by the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario and all Registered Dental Technologists (RDTs) must adhere to them. The College supports its Member’s compliance by issuing Guidelines that describe the ways in which an RDT can apply the Standards to their practice.
Standards of Practice also promote the continuing competence of self-regulated health care professionals by helping Members to identify continuing quality improvement opportunities.
Why do we need Standards of Practice?
The Standards are critical for self-regulation because they reflect what dental technologists believe is the accepted way to practice the profession to ensure that the public interest is served and protected. The Standards set out the minimum requirement that dental technologists need to meet in order to provide care that is safe, competent, and ethical and give the regulator a tool to hold Members accountable if they fall below those requirements.