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November 23, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

Diabetes and Dental Hygiene

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Dental hygienists join Canadians across the country in celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month this November, and they remind us that oral health professionals are important members of the diabetes health care team. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than

November 16, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

Dental Hygienists Work to Improve Children’s Oral Health in Canada’s North

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

On November 20, Canada’s dental hygienists will celebrate Universal Children’s Day by reminding us all of the need to improve access to high-quality preventive oral health care in this country. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) strongly believes that all

October 28, 2015 News Decay assessment and preventionDental CareFinancesGeneral NewsHygienistsPreventive DentistryTooth decay

The persistence of high dental spending

by Kahaliah Richards

More studies are showing that a small segment of the community needs medical care on an ongoing basis.  This pattern is called persistent care and it seems to be associated to those with more than one chronic condition. It may well

October 26, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence in Oral Health and Dental Hygiene

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

 The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize 20 leaders in oral health for their outstanding contributions to the profession of dental hygiene, the national association, and to the overall health and well-being of the Canadian public.  

October 20, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Meet to Explore Oral Health Care and Research

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Dental hygienists from across Canada will gather in Victoria, British Columbia, from October 2931 to share leading-edge research, clinical experiences, and knowledge at the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association’s (CDHA) biennial national conference. Celebrating 52 years as a professional association, CDHA

October 5, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

National Dental Hygiene Month

by American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)

For the sixth consecutive year, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) have partnered together for National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) to promote oral health awareness and celebrate the impact dental hygienists have in

September 29, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall Health

Gum disease and high blood pressure

by Kahaliah Richards

A new, 3-year prospective Japanese study involving over 2500 university students (mean age of 18 years at baseline) examined various risk factors for the emergence of high blood pressure (hypertension). The study found that amongst a group of students who

September 22, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPublic Health

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Supports Health Action Lobby’s Call to Action on Health Care – The Canadian Way

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) joins other members of Canada’s Health Action Lobby (HEAL) to remind federal leaders that Canadians want government to make the challenges facing our health-care system a priority. Public opinion research consistently reveals that Canadians

September 17, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryGum DiseaseInfection controlPeriodontology

Treating gum disease with antibiotics

by Kahaliah Richards

As gum disease originates from an unbalanced film of bacteria under the gum line, why don’t we use local or systemic antibiotics to treat this chronic disease? Turns out that is what the studies are starting to suggest.  Besides mechanical

September 3, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Removing the Smoke Screen: Dental Hygienists Call for Government Action on E-Cigarettes

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Canada’s dental hygienists call on all levels of government to take steps to minimize the potential negative public health consequences of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), particularly for youth. In its recently released Position Statement on E-Cigarettes, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

August 26, 2015 News Dental HygieneDental HygieneGeneral DentistryHygienists

“Hygienists treating cavities is something to smile about!”

by Kahaliah Richards

This was a recent headline in the Los Angeles Times. The article outlines a new California law that authorizes dental hygienists to treat cavities without a dentist on site by placing low-cost, temporary fillings. The temporary fillings applied by the

August 24, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Dental Hygienists Call for Federal Leadership to Support Taxpayers and Improve Oral Care Outcomes

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Canada’s dental hygienists call on all federal parties to commit to addressing the costly issue of limited access to preventive oral care in Canada. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) says that inadequate government supports for dental treatment and oral

June 24, 2015 News Chronic DiseaseDental CareDental HygieneGeneral Dentistry

To prevent heart disease — brush your teeth frequently!

by Kahaliah Richards

A Scottish study of over 11,000 adults tracked over 8 years found that frequent brushing of the teeth significantly lowered the risks of having a coronary event (e.g. heart attack). This association allowed for other risk factors for heart disease

June 24, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Honors Dental Hygiene Profession’s Best at Center for Lifelong Learning at the 92nd Annual Session

by American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)

The nation’s leading organization for dental hygienists highlights the work and service of the profession’s finest during its annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 2,100 individuals gathered in Nashville, Tenn., June 17-23, 2015, for the 2015 American Dental Hygienists’

June 17, 2015 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPublic Health

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Launches Oral Health Website for the Public

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

 The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to announce the launch of www.dentalhygienecanada.ca— a website containing a wealth of information for the general public about dental hygiene and oral health. The site features oral health facts and FAQs, information

June 16, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

All-new ADHA/Henry Schein Innovation Center Debuts During the ADHA Center for Lifelong Learning at the 92nd Annual Session

by American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)

 The American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Henry Schein again partner together to showcase the latest technologies and advancements in dental hygiene at the profession’s largest gathering in the U.S. On June 19, 2015, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in

May 29, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryTooth decay

1 in 4 American adults have untreated cavities

by Kahaliah Richards

This (shocking) statistic was recently released by the US CDC. How does this level of under-treatment compare to untreated diabetes or hypertension, 2 other prevalent chronic conditions in America? A study published in 2011 found that 2.4% of American diabetics

May 27, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryMedical news

The Boomers’ impact on dental care has just begun

by Kahaliah Richards

Andre Picard, the Globe’s healthcare columnist, recently wrote an article on the aging population’s impact on overall Canadian healthcare. But what about the impact of the aging Boomers on the dental care system? Many of you will already know —

May 26, 2015 News Dental HygieneGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthPatient ManagementTechnology

Tesla and what we know as a “cavity”

by Kahaliah Richards

Have you been following what Tesla (Elon Musk) is doing to electricity markets with its new Powerwall battery for your garage? This new technology promises to disrupt the source, distribution and use of electrical power and give the household new

May 21, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsPatient Management

The Boomers’ impact on dental care has just begun

by Kahaliah Richards

Andre Picard, the Globe’s healthcare columnist, recently wrote an article on the aging population’s impact on overall Canadian healthcare. But what about the impact of the aging Boomers on the dental care system? Many of you will already know —