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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 —

May 15, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

New Report from National Center for Health Statistics Emphasizes Need for Improvement in Preventive Oral Health Care

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

The ADHA agrees that the outcomes found in a newly released NCHS report underscore the need to increase and improve preventive measures to reduce incidence of dental caries. A recently released National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief details

May 7, 2015 News Dental HygieneGeneral DentistryMedical news

Your eyes and your gums

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study reports that gum disease is an independent risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at mid life. The study showed those adults between 40 and 60 years of age suffering from periodontal disease, had double the risk

May 4, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Canadian Dental Hygienists Support Improved Health Services to Remote First Nations Communities

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to see that the 2015 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada focus on the critical issue of access to health services and medical transportation for remote First Nations communities. This

April 28, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

ADHA Supports New Community Water Fluoridation Recommendation Issued by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

by Oral Health

Continued use of community water fluoridation aligns directly with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s mission to help improve the public’s oral and overall health. Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final Public Health

April 14, 2015 News Chronic DiseaseDental HygieneGeneral Dentistry

Canadian employers focus on chronic diseases (and that means cavities too)

by Kahaliah Richards

The needs and wants of Canadian employers for healthcare benefits are surely changing. Now, it is all about managing chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and obesity. The days of offering a simple drug plan so that employees could

March 31, 2015 News Community outreachDental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsHealth screeningsMedical newsOverall HealthPublic Relations - Patient CareWellness

Where You Read – Dr. Daniel Lee

by Kahaliah Richards

Attached are 2 photos of our recent annual trip in January 2015 to Quesada, Guatemala. This is part of an official Canadian charity (12+ yrs going) called Health Outreach (founded by Dr. Tim Lee, Mississauga), where the volunteers (dentists and

March 30, 2015 News Dental HygieneGeneral PracticeOral Health

Your dental hygienist wants you to show off a bigger & healthier smile this April

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

April is Oral Health Month in Canada, and an important part of the celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™), which takes place from April 5–11.  Sponsored by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), a national organization representing more than

March 19, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Supports Federal Investment in Nunavut Health Services

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the federal government for its $32 million investment in services to address mental health issues, chronic disease, and children’s oral health in Nunavut.  This funding aims to improve access to care and reduce

March 12, 2015 News Dental HygieneGeneral DentistryWellness

Does expensive hygiene care work better (?)

by Kahaliah Richards

A recent NY Times article reported that, in an experiment, Parkinson’s patients said an expensive version of a drug worked better than the cheap version of that same drug. Does the same principle apply to hygiene services? Would patients rate

March 9, 2015 News Dental HygieneGeneral Dentistry

“They just taught us how to treat teeth.”

by Kahaliah Richards

This statement comes from a Canadian dentist who admits he feels uncomfortable communicating with his patients about their oral health prospects. He blames his dental school training for his singular focus on the teeth. And no doubt there is also

March 5, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Dental Hygienists Celebrate International Women’s Day

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

On March 8, dental hygienists across Canada will join in the worldwide celebration of International Women’s Day. First established in 1911, this annual event commemorates women’s achievements while continuing the call for full gender equality in all facets of life.

February 9, 2015 News ClinicalDental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryMedical newsOverall Health

Will OHIP pay for hygiene services?

by Kahaliah Richards

Recently, I received a petition by nurses and hygienists which argued for OHIP payment for hygiene services. It seems the petition was started by nurses who were frustrated with the growing demands of ER patients experiencing dental problems. So, what

February 3, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Dental Hygienists Promote Early Detection of Oral Cancer

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

As active supporters of World Cancer Day (February 4), Canada’s dental hygienists remind us that early detection is key to improving treatment outcomes for oral cancer. World Cancer Day unites the global population in the fight against cancer, which claims

January 28, 2015 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthOral Health & Systemic Health

Canadian Dental Hygienists Set to Surpass $400,000 of Donated No-Cost Dental Hygiene Services

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

In celebration of Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, Registered dental hygienists across Canada are opening their doors and their hearts on Saturday, February 7, to provide no-cost preventive dental hygiene services, including oral cancer screenings, as part of a national