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healthy fit
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsOverall HealthWellness

7 Career Boosting Reasons To Being Healthy & Fit

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Forget trying to lose weight for the next selfie on Instagram – get healthy and fit to boost productivity and mental clarity. You see being physically fit has major physiological benefits that go far beyond fitting into your skinny jeans.

ce courses
November 19, 2019 Feature Continuing EducationDental HygieneHygienists

Why CE Goes Beyond Professional Obligation

by Beth Parkes, RDH, BSc

As dental hygienists across Canada, we are united and bonded by one major, collective fear: The Continuing Competence, Quality Assurance auditing process. The mere mention of the term elicits a sequence of events including, but not limited to, sweating, blurred

November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsHygienistsNew grads

Financial Tips, Tricks And Traps For The Dental Hygienists

by David Chong Yen, CPA, CA, CFP; Louise Wong, CPA, CA, TEP; and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

As we approach the end of the year, it’s common for many people to look at their bank accounts and question where all the money they made has gone. Taking control of your finances requires discipline and we have provided

dream job
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsHygienistsNew dentistsNew grads

Strategies To Help Land Your Dream Job

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Ivividly remember my interview, first job and very first day. I thought outside of the box to secure my first job. Writing my resume was a challenge being a new graduate without any dental experience. Unlike some of my 2007

patient experience
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental TechnologyHygienistsNew Technologies

Leveraging New Technologies To Enhance Patient Experience And Increase Patient Retention

by Julie Gaffney RDH, BSc

The dental patients we once knew are a thing of the past – much like your old flip phone. Today’s patients are tech savvy, well educated and likely to have researched all of their symptoms and dental treatments prior to

job contracts
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

So, You Just Got A Job Offer… Contracts: What You Need To Know

by Stuart Rudner, Employment Lawyer and Mediator

Perhaps you’re fresh out of school, looking for your first position as a hygienist. Or maybe you have been working as a hygienist for many years and are looking to move to a new practice (or multiple practices). Or, perhaps

business dental hygiene
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeFinancesHygienistsPractice Operations

The Business Of Dental Hygiene

by Jodie Cantarelli AAS, RDH, Dip.AdEd

As a practicing dental hygienist, I focused on the delivery of patient-centred care, avoided the financial and operational aspects of a dental practice, and had no need for business acumen. Over time working in dental clinics, my interests and horizons

October 31, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Offer Tooth-Friendly Tricks & Treats For Halloween

by CDHA

As witches and wizards prepare to haunt neighbourhoods across Canada on October 31, dental hygienists urge us all to be mindful of warding off cavities on Halloween night. While the new Canada’s Food Guide emphasizes sugar reduction for good overall

October 17, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

ADA Supports Legislation Regulating Vaping Devices

by ADA News

The ADA reiterated its support for legislation aimed at regulating vaping devices and liquids in the same manner the Food and Drug Administration regulates cigarettes and other tobacco products. In an Oct. 15 letter to Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Chair

October 16, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

by Canadian Dental Hygienist Association

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Leanne Huvenaars, at its recent national conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Leanne is from Saskatchewan and joins president-elect Tiffany Ludwicki (Newfoundland and

October 10, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Dentsply Sirona World 2019 Las Vegas: At The Forefront Of Dental Hygiene

by Dentsply Sirona

Dental hygienists play a critical role in patient care and are an integral part of the dental industry. At the Las Vegas meeting, Dentsply Sirona will offer a hygiene-specific education track that takes a holistic approach to the day-to-day needs

October 7, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up With Walgreens And Johnson & Johnson For National Dental Hygiene Month

by American Dental Hygienist's Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) announces its partnership with Walgreens and Johnson & Johnson for a National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) campaign. ADHA established NDHM to promote good oral health and celebrate the dedication of dental hygienists across the

September 30, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Call For Exemption On Treatment Of Spouses

by CDHA

In response to recent media coverage of an Ontario registered dental hygienist who lost his appeal to the Ontario Divisional Court to have his 5-year licence revocation for treating his wife overturned, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association(CDHA) is strongly urging

September 28, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Meet In Newfoundland To Share Clinical And Research Expertise

by CDHA

Dental hygienists from across Canada will gather in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, from October 3 to 5 to share leading-edge research and clinical and teaching experiences at the biennial national conference hosted by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA).

Irene Iancu,
September 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

I’m All In

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Have you ever asked for a raise and been declined? What about benefits, new equipment, fancy scrubs or lab coats? I’m guilty. We all have needs and wants. Practice owners have moments of splurge when the cash in pouring in,

September 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygienePediatric dentistry

10 Strategies For Handling Parents Of Your Pediatric Patients

by Brenda McNulty, Jameson Advisor, Jameson Management

Pediatric patients in the dental office create an interesting environment that can be both exciting and chaotic. Often times, the parents can be far more dramatic than the patients themselves. Parents are trusting your office with their most prized possession.

diabetes
September 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Integrating Preventive Oral Healthcare Into The Medical Management Of Diabetes: Early Findings From A Toronto Pilot Study

by Julie DiNardo, RDH, Kate Marten, RDH, Dr. David Engelberg, Dr. Elena Pankratieva, Shakira Wynter BHS/RPN, Geena Sakellaris, RN

The integration of services is a route increasingly taken by healthcare organizations to improve outcomes and access, and to reduce costs. A new American study has shown, for example, a greater level of integration in medical services and a focus

Dental Hygienist
September 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Strategies To Increase The Profile Of Dental Hygienists In The Community

by Natalie Muccioli Emery

As a profession, dental hygiene is at a tipping point. We are balancing on a scale. On one end, the occupational model of practice, and on the other end, the professional practice model. The past 30 years have been a

August 16, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Surgeons Urge England’s Schools To Go Sugar-Free

by BBC News

Dental surgeons are calling for the government in England to encourage all schools to go sugar-free in a bid to combat tooth decay. They say it is essential to cut sugar in school meals to tackle a condition affecting a

August 15, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Mobile Dental Hygiene Clinic Set To Hit The Streets In Kelowna

by Kelowna Now

A new service is coming to Kelowna that will be offering dental services to less fortunate individuals around the city. The Mobile Dental Hygiene Clinic is a dental RV that will offer its services to eligible low-income, health and mobility-challenged