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May 25, 2021 Video Dental HygieneDental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Empowered Hygiene for Practice Success

by Oral Health

  Weekly Wisdom:  This week Peter Barry reminds us of how important our dental hygiene teams are — they are much more than teeth cleaners!     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to

April 7, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Some Suggest Study Showing Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Hygienists Demonstrates Great Leadership in the Dental Industry

by TempStars

A recent study has shown dental hygienists contracted COVID-19 at a much lower rate than other health care professionals, revealing great leadership among those is the dental industry, some suggest. The study, conducted by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)

February 25, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Study Finds Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Dental Hygienists in the US

by American Dental Association

Joint research investigates pandemic’s impact on infection control practices in dental health setting; employment rate of dental hygienists Despite having been designated as high risk for COVID-19 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a new study finds 3.1 percent

January 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Igniting That Spark For Your Hygiene Career Once Again

by Dezarae Aldridge-Earl, RDH

You are a dental hygienist. You went to school, you graduated, wrote the national board exam, found yourself a job and now you scale likely somewhere between 160 to 256 teeth each day, four days a week or upwards of

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.

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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

October 7, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

by CDHA

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

June 4, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Returning to Work

by CDHA

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) has developed the following interim guidance for dental hygienists considering a return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. CDHA’s best practice recommendations are based, first and foremost, on ensuring safety for dental hygienists, their

May 14, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Alberta Dental Hygienists Can’t Resume Non-Emergency Procedures Until May 19

by Edmonton Journal

Alberta dentists who want to offer a full range of procedures at the beginning of phase one of the province’s COVID-19 relaunch will have to do so without dental hygienists. The governing bodies representing dental hygienists and dentists are giving

May 11, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Alberta Dental Hygienists, Assistants Raising Alarm Over Reopening

by Global News

As dentist offices begin to reopen across Alberta, there are growing concerns about safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We gave a lot of our [personal protective equipment] away when we were told to support our front-line workers,” Melanie Johnston-Dore, a

March 16, 2020 News News

A Message to All Dental Hygienists in Ontario – COVID-19 Pandemic

by College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

The RCDSO has advised dentists that they strongly recommend that all non-essential and elective dental services should be suspended immediately. The CDHO has been in discussion with the RCDSO and is in full support of this action. The CDHO also strongly

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February 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Amazing, Innovative, Dental Hygienists!

by Linda M. Douglas BSc, RDH

According to CDHA, the key responsibilities of dental hygienists are health promotion, education, clinical therapy, research, change agent, and administration. The following five hygienists are amazing dental hygiene professionals who have definitely demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement. They have

December 4, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Saskatchewan’s Dental Hygienist Shortage Exacerbated By Extra Year of Required Training

by CBC News

A chronic shortage of dental hygienists in the province became worse this year after changes were made to the diploma program for students. Instead of two years to get a diploma, the Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association now requires students to

November 27, 2019 News News

With Help From UBC Student Hygienists, Union Gospel Mission Expands Clinics To New West Clients

by Vancouver Sun

It’s been three years since Dwight Harvey has had his teeth cleaned by a hygienist so he was happy to be among the first patients at the expansion of a pop-up dental office staffed by University of B.C. students. Students

November 22, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienists

The ‘System’ Of A Dental Hygienist

by Sherry Priebe, RDH, BDSc, MSc

I recently had coffee with one of my dental hygiene classmates from the University of Alberta. We reminisced about our days of learning about the profession of dental hygiene with memories of our favourite instructors, exams, radiography labs, petri dishes

November 22, 2019 Feature Continuing EducationDental HygieneHygienists

RDHU Celebrates 10 Years!

by Kathleen Bokrossy RDH

I’ve been blessed to have an extraordinary support team of friends, family and colleagues who have helped me with every step of our mission, to help ‘Transform the Dental Hygiene Experience’, for the Clinician, the Client and the Practice.Advertisement It

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).

September 4, 2019 News News

B.C. Health Minister Proposes Allowing Dental Hygienists To Treat Patients Who Haven’t Seen Dentist In Previous Year

by Georgia Straight

Six million Canadians do not visit the dentist each year due to cost, according to federal NDP health critic Don Davies. The NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway has insisted that access to medically necessary dental care should be a right in Canada. “It’s