Legislation, Regulations and By-Laws


The College of Dental Technologists of Ontario (CDTO) was established under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 which, together with the Dental Technology Act, 1991, gives the College its authority and mandate to regulate the dental technology profession in Ontario. Legislation is created by the Ontario government.

Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 

Dental Technology Act, 1991



The regulations under the Dental Technology Act, 1991 describe the specific rules and requirements that support the College in governing the profession. In particular, the College looks to its regulations when creating its registration and examination policies and procedures, implementing and administering its Quality Assurance program, and defining professional misconduct.

Regulations are created by the Board. If the Board determines a need to create or modify regulation, it will develop a draft and circulate it to stakeholders for comment. The comments are reviewed and incorporated into a final version. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care must approve all regulations made by Ontario health professions regulators.

General (Quality Assurance, Advertising and Notice of Meetings and Hearings)
Professional Misconduct



The Board creates its By-laws in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The By-laws provide the legal framework and foundation for all that the College does including who may stand for election to the Board, the information that may appear on the public register, and how conflicts of interest are handled and addressed. Proposed changes to the By-laws may be subject to public consultation, such as changes related to payments and fees, maintenance of the register and professional liability insurance. Registrants and the public should be aware that the RHPA supersedes the College by-laws, standards and policies – the College continually updates them to ensure they are relevant and consistent.

College By-laws

The College’s By-Laws were first approved on September 25, 2015. Since this date, the following revisions have been made:

Date approved by the Board  Revisions History 
 June 10, 2016  Schedule 5
 July 31, 2017  Schedule 5
 September 22, 2017

 A.  13.11

A.  21.06, 07, 08, 09

 June 8, 2018  Schedule 5
 April 25, 2018  Schedule 5
 April 26, 2019  Schedule 5
 June 19, 2020  Schedule 5
 June 25, 2021  Schedule 5
 June 24, 2022  Schedule 5
 December 16, 2022

 Changes for Governance Modernization and  Housekeeping, see Public Consultation link for full  details:

 https://cdto.ca/for-consultation-proposed-changes-by-  laws-phase-one/

June 23, 2023 Schedule  5



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