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January 19, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Faculty of Dentistry Offers New Part-Time Bachelor of Dental Hygiene

by Dalhousie University

Many practisting dental hygienists will get their wish this autumn. Dalhousie’s School of Dental Hygiene is offering its Bachelor of Dental Hygiene program on a part-time basis, making it easier for dental hygienists to advance their education while continuing to work. “We’ve

January 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Family Docs, Dental Hygienists Push for Role in Alberta Vaccine Rollout

by Calgary Herald

Some Alberta family doctors say they’re frustrated their offer to help administer COVID-19 shots have gone unanswered. Dr. Noel Grisdale, who has a practice in Black Diamond, says he’s among many family physicians eager to aid Alberta’s vaccine distribution program.

January 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Urge Canadians to Say No to Tobacco


Canada’s dental hygienists will mark National Non-Smoking Week (January 17–23) by urging all Canadians to stop tobacco use for better oral and overall health. Tobacco use has long been recognized as a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and lung

January 14, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Announcement – CDHO Registrar/CEO


Following a thorough executive search process with Odgers Berndtson Executive Search Firm, the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Adams, MA, MHSc to the position of Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

January 13, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Could Be Deployed to Give Albertans COVID-19 Vaccine Jab

by CBC

Dental hygienists and other regulated health practitioners may be the province’s answer to expanding its capacity to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. The College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta says it’s seeking a ministerial exemption for some hygienists to help administer

January 6, 2021 News BlogsDental HygienePractice management

Signs You’re Working With A Good Dental Hygienist

by Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle

What do you think makes for a good dental hygienist? If you are one or are planning to become one, what qualities should you possess? If you’re a dentist looking to partner with a dental hygienist, how will you know

Periodontology Classifications
November 25, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Implementing the 2018 Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases into Your Practice

by Jodie Cantarelli, A.A.S., R.D.H., Dip.AdEd, Manager of Dental Hygiene Programs at dentalcorp

By now you would have seen or heard of the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, which replaced the previous (1999) classification system and addressed most of its limitations. Research indicates that 80% of North American adults have some

Streamlining Instrumentation
November 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Streamlining Instrumentation

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

As we try and get used to our new normal, we need to look for ways to make our days run more smoothly and more efficiently. We need to implement processes to make our days run a little easier in

Exceptional Hygiene Department
November 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Breaking Down Barriers to an Exceptional Hygiene Department: What’s Holding Your Team Back?

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

As a clinical dental hygienist for 30+ years, it pains me to say this, but exceptional hygiene departments are not the norm in the dental industry. What do I mean by exceptional? I mean utilizing “best practices” in the treatment

Patient Experience
November 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Hygienist’s Pivotal Role in the Patient Experience

by Dru Halverson, RDH, BS Chief of Advisor Development & Advisor, The Jameson Group

The hygienist plays such an integral role in the overall success of our relationship with our patients. From the work we provide directly with the patient, to the role we as hygienists play in passing the baton of goodwill to

November 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

The Not So Grand Opening

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Welcome back to part three of my article series, where did we leave off? In 2019, I shared the first steps that should be considered when opening a practice, a little sneak peek into the world of @Toothlife.Irene and the

dental fear
November 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Scents, Sounds, and Sights: Managing Dental Fear in 2020

by Alina Fintineanu, RDH, C.A Ed, CTP

An Updated Look at Options for Setting Our Patients at Ease Two of the main culprits that prevent our patients from seeking care are fear and anxiety. Dentophobia (or odontophobia) is defined as “the extreme fear of going to the

November 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

United We Scale

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

I had virtual coffee with my former classmate last week. We’ve been having coffee nearly every month since we graduated from dental hygiene school together in 2007. We chat about dental hygiene, what’s new in our offices, cool things we’ve

November 11, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygiene Grads Shine in National Certification Exam

by College of New Caledonia

The CNC dental hygiene class of 2020 has outperformed the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board Examination’s nationwide average while maintaining the program’s 100 per cent pass rate. The exam tests competencies in eight areas including responsibility and accountability, client and

October 13, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists In Ontario Can Now Legally Treat Their Spouses

by Lindsay Kantor, Torkin Manes LLP

As of October 8, 2020, dental hygienists in Ontario can legally treat their spouses as defined by law. Pursuant to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (the “RHPA“), a regulated health professional in Ontario who engages in simultaneous therapeutic and sexual relationships

October 7, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President


The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Tiffany Ludwicki, at its virtual annual general meeting on Saturday, October 3. Tiffany is from Newfoundland and Labrador and joins president-elect Wendy Stewart (Nova

September 30, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Oral Science Launches VoiceWorks, a Voice-Controlled Perio Charting System to Probe, Chart, Educate & Motivate!

by Oral Science

VOICE-CONTROLLED PERIO CHARTING HEADSET & SOFTWARE THAT WILL INCREASE YOUR PATIENTS ENGAGEMENT AND YOUR OFFICE R.O.I.! Oral Science is proud to launch VoiceWorks, a voice-controlled perio charting headset and software that will increase your patients engagement and your office R.O.I!

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneDental TechnologyOral HealthOrthodontics

Can Plant-Based Really be High-Tech?

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS and Thais Carter of Cellerant Consulting Group

In Combining Botanical Foam with the Latest in LED Innovation, PhotoDynamic is Poised to Revolutionize Home-Based Oral Hygiene for Ortho Patients Moving from research and development to an operationalized business is a milestone for any company but in the case

September 2, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Update to CDHO Guidance on Returning to DH Practice and Use of Isolation Gowns


The College has revised the CDHO Guidance on Returning to Dental Hygiene Practice to include references to: its new documents CDHO Guidance on the Extended Use of N95 Respirators/Masks During a Supply Shortage and CDHO Guidance on the Use of Isolation Gowns the Public Health

August 19, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Statement from the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association on the Safety of Non-Essential Dental Procedures


On August 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) advised that “routine non-essential oral health care—which usually includes oral health check-ups, dental cleanings and preventive care—be delayed until there has been sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates from community transmission to