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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

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March 23, 2020 News BlogsSocial networking

A Dental Hygienist’s Short Guide To Professional Networking

by Molly Crockett

Countless hours of learning (especially online classes) is essential, especially when studying to be a dental hygienist. There’s no point in time where there’s “too much” learning. However, problems may arise if you don’t have the right contacts, or have

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

August 1, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

From an impressive field of 856 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its second annual dental hygiene superhero competition. This remarkable field of nominees was narrowed to 20

July 31, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Are Filling An Oral Health Care Gap In Arkansas

by Arkansas Public Media

Dental hygienists are starting to fill a crital gap in oral health in Arkansas, experts say, given the state has a  shortage of dentists, especially in low-income rural districts. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2015 reported

April 22, 2019 News News

The Pineyro Arch™ Kit Allows Hygienists to Treat, Maintain Full Fixed Hybrid Patients

by Paradise Dental Technologies

Paradise Dental Technologies (PDT Inc.) has released the latest innovation in implant hygiene and maintenance for full fixed implant restorations, The Pineyro Arch Kit. Designed with Dr. Alfonso Piñeyro, DDS, it is the first instrument set of its kind specifically

March 4, 2019 News News

Dental Hygienists Want You to Have a Healthy Smile for Oral Health Month

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

As part of oral health month in Canada, National Dental Hygienists Week™ takes place from April 6 to 12.  It’s a perfect opportunity to set new goals to help your smile shine.  Start with six simple steps: floss, brush, use

Mild Cognitive Impairment
February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Managing Oral Health’s Implications For/From Mild Cognitive Impairment

by Julie DiNardo, RDH

Chances are that you know of someone with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) 1, and/or your practice has some patients at high risk or early signs of this same, dreaded condition. And chances are you know that these same individuals are

November 2, 2018 News News

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence

by CDHA

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize a number of individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation. “Our 2018 award winners have set high goals and achieved