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August 12, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

COVID-19 Highlights Need for Improved Dental Care in Remote Communities, Hygienist Says

by CBC

When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, all of Haida Gwaii’s three dentists were away at a dental conference, leaving one hygienist to deal with any dental emergencies. The situation forced Natasha Kellett, the only dental hygienist still working on the chain of islands off

August 10, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Canadians Might Want to Brush Up on Dental Hygiene, Poll Suggests

by Canora Courier

Health care has long been regarded as a source of pride for many Canadians. The fact that most of us share the same language as residents of the United States has led to many social media threads where Canadians joyfully

August 10, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s 2020 Dental Hygiene Superheroes Unmasked

by CDHA

From an impressive field of 755 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its third annual Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition. This remarkable field of nominees was narrowed to 20

June 23, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Study Finds Oral Hygiene Training Can Significantly Reduce Pneumonia in Nursing Homes

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, MedicalXpress

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, a leading health services research group based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published a paper in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open evaluating the

June 16, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Dental Hygienists and Dental Industry: A Partnership for Progress

by CDHA

As we navigate these challenging times, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is deeply appreciative of the amazing dedication and commitment of our new and long-time dental industry partners. CDHA is grateful for these professional partnerships, which yield so many

June 5, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

The Rift Over COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

by CBC News

As many shuttered dental clinics are preparing to reopen, a rift is growing in the industry over proper protocols to keep patients and staff safe — with one Ontario dental hygienist calling clinics a “ticking time bomb” for creating new

June 4, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

COVID-19: College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) Guidance on Returning to Dental Hygiene Practice

by CDHO

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to dental hygienists who are planning for the return to practice. This document outlines the conditions under which dental hygiene care may be provided. Dental hygienists who are unable to meet

June 4, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Returning to Work

by CDHA

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) has developed the following interim guidance for dental hygienists considering a return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. CDHA’s best practice recommendations are based, first and foremost, on ensuring safety for dental hygienists, their

May 19, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

‘Vague, Disappointing, Not Good Enough’: BC Dental Hygienists React to Reopening Guidelines

by City News

Dental hygienists have questions about why some jurisdictions have stronger protections for a return to work than will be in place here in B.C. Other provinces require N95 masks for all procedures, and the absence of such a requirement in

May 14, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Alberta Dental Hygienists Can’t Resume Non-Emergency Procedures Until May 19

by Edmonton Journal

Alberta dentists who want to offer a full range of procedures at the beginning of phase one of the province’s COVID-19 relaunch will have to do so without dental hygienists. The governing bodies representing dental hygienists and dentists are giving

May 13, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Jobs Report Highlights Concerning Trend for Health Benefits Tied to Employment in Canada

by CDHA

Today’s national employment numbers indicate that 2 million more Canadians are unemployed and seeking work as of April. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is calling on employers to maintain workplace-sponsored health and dental benefits so that Canadians can continue

Hygienists
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental HygieneHygienistsPatient Management

Keep Calm & ADPIE: Unleashing Hygienists’ Potential

by Tracy Poirier, RDH, IMC™

Did you know that acronyms are actually very modern inventions? They were found to be in existence around World War 1, but were still not used very much until World War 2. The word “acronym” did not even come into

May 12, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Hindsight is 20/20: Missing the Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Diagnosis

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

Amid our present-day pandemic, the disease of oral and oropharyngeal cancer once again has a much larger adversary. April has come and gone with very little focus on it being Oral Cancer Awareness Month. All attention understandably has been on

autistic client
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePatient ManagementPatients with disabilities

Getting To Know Your Clients Who Have Autism

by Jennifer Grzebien, RDH

It was in March of 2019 that my daughter was diagnosed with autism at a support level 3, just before her 3rd birthday. This means that she requires substantial support in order to get through her day. Since then, I

May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Socially Distanced Dentistry

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

Dentistry is a very socially interactive profession. COVID-19 has changed our abilities to interact completely. Never in our wildest dreams would any of us ever predicted to be in this circumstance today. It would be impossible to predict exactly how

selfcare
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthWellness

A Selfcare Survival Guide for Busy Dental Professionals

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Many of us only think of getting fit and healthy to look good for college reunions or to rebound after the failure of a relationship (the proverbial “revenge body”). It’s beyond just looking good; it’s about creating a body that

May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

So How Have You Been?

by Catherine Wilson, Guest Editorial

Catherine Wilson was a British serial killer who was hanged for one murder, but was generally thought at the time to have committed six others. She worked as a nurse and poisoned her victims after encouraging them to leave her

May 11, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Alberta Dental Hygienists, Assistants Raising Alarm Over Reopening

by Global News

As dentist offices begin to reopen across Alberta, there are growing concerns about safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We gave a lot of our [personal protective equipment] away when we were told to support our front-line workers,” Melanie Johnston-Dore, a

April 21, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Stay Home with the Digital Edition of Oral Hygiene.

by Oral Health

WE WILL BE PRESENTING OUR MAY ISSUE OF ORAL HYGIENE EXCLUSIVELY ON OUR WEBSITE! At a time of challenge, having the right information and inspiration is more vital than ever! As always, we are committed to bringing Canada’s dental hygienists

April 14, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

COVID-19 Update for CDHA Members

by CDHA

Urgent request for Volunteers to Assist with COVID-19 from Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer CDHA received a letter from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) asking to reach out to our members with this call for assistance.