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September 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

A Hygienist Responds to a Study on COVID-19 and the Dental Practice

by Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH, DrBicuspid.com

Public health dentists and dental assistants in Italy who treated patients while the COVID-19 pandemic ran rampant did not appear to develop the disease, according to an article published on September 3 in Oral Diseases. But does this apply to dental hygienists? There

September 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

U of A Dental Hygiene Students Fundraising for Instructor Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer

by Edmonton Journal

A group of University of Alberta students is raising money for ovarian cancer in honour of their professor recently diagnosed with the disease. Alanna Blanchette, a fourth-year dental hygiene student, has helped organize the “Team 4 Fighters” who are participating

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

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 HygieneNews

Canada’s 2020 Dental Hygiene Superheroes Unmasked


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

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall Health

Caring for Your Back in Dentistry

by Jaime Robertson, RDH, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

Whether you’re a dentist, dental hygienist or assistant, you work in a fabulous profession! Dental professionals take care of people for a living, our industry is relatively recession-proof and the dental field enjoys a well-deserved prestige. While clinical practice can

June 4, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

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


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

May 25, 2020 News News

COVID-19 Update for CDHA Members


Return to Work Guidance A comprehensive downloadable Return to Work Handbook, including questions to ask your employer, is now available for CDHA members. This handbook complements the Return to Work webpage providing interim guidance for dental hygienists considering a return

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 13, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

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


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

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

May 5, 2020 News News

COVID-19 Update for CDHA Members


Provincial Re-Opening Announcements As provinces announce their frameworks and timeframes for re-opening across the country, CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists. We know that the priorities of many relate to the supply of personal protective

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 15, 2020 News News

The Canadian Academy of Dental Health & Community Sciences (CADH) Donates Over 30,000 PPE

by Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, CADH donated PPE to Trillium Health Partners and Chartwell Retirement Residences; Will offer free dental hygiene services to all healthcare workers in Mississauga CADH, one of Canada’s leading Dental Hygiene colleges located in Mississauga, announces the donation

April 14, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

COVID-19 Update for CDHA Members


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.

March 26, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Oral Science Hosts Live Free Webinar on 5 Essential Hygiene Solutions

by Oral Science

Let’s make the most of this downtime and challenge ourselves to expand our knowledge. Please join our Oral Health Consultant and RDH Lucy Pavao for a 1 hour webinar LIVE on Instagram and Facebook Wednesday April 1st at 1PM EST.

March 12, 2020 News News

Enacting Change: Dentistry, Dental Hygiene Students Push Green Plans

by University of Manitoba

A group of green-minded students is working to reduce the carbon footprint of the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. The Student Environmental Group was created earlier this year to look at ways to decrease the

February 13, 2020 Feature CharityDental HygienePatient ManagementPeriodontology

Let Love Rule: Flight 1246, Seat 18A

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Crosscheck complete. Ready for departure from one of the most remarkable adventures I’ve had the privilege of embarking on. I’m faced with the incredibly challenging task of describing what seems to be an indescribable dream; a blur of circumstances sous

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February 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontology

20/20 Vision on Dental Hygiene

by Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

With the ball drop at midnight and the off-key vocals of “Auld Lang Syne” bidding farewell to 2019, we enter a time of both reflection on what the previous year brought, as well as turning our sights to the future