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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

November 1, 2018 News News

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, Tracy Bowser, at its recent Leadership Summit held in Charlottetown, PEI. Tracy is from Prince Edward Island and joins president-elect Leanne Huvenaars (Saskatchewan), past

August 16, 2018 News News

Premier Dental & ADHA Announce Winners of the ‘What Inspires You?’ Video Contest

by Krysten McCumber

In partnership with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), Premier Dental, a global developer and manufacturer of dental and medical products, announced the winners of the #WhatInspiresYou video contest that launched at ADHA’s Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio this past

July 25, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Celebrate Longstanding Partnerships with Dental

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes in working with dental industry leaders to advance both the dental hygiene profession and the oral health of Canadians. The association recognizes the role that these global frontrunners in innovative oral health care

July 11, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

From an impressive field of 818 deserving nominees, representing every province and territory in Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its inaugural dental hygiene superhero competition. This remarkable field of nominees was

June 6, 2018 News Oral Health

BC Dental Hygienists Provide Dental Care for Underserved

by British Columbia Dental Hygienists' Association

The British Columbia Dental Hygienists Association’s Caring Campaign will provide dental hygiene care for underserved or disadvantaged British Columbians who might not otherwise be able to access these important services. This project is a collaborative initiative between the British Columbia

March 12, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

2018 World Oral Health Day: “Think Mouth, Think Health”

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On March 20, Canadian dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day (www.worldoralhealthday.org).  Using the theme “Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health,” this public awareness campaign highlights the important connection between oral and overall health. 

Leadership
February 13, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

The Song of Leadership

by Katherine Eitel Belt

Lessons in leadership show up in unlikely places. As the mother of two rough and tumble boys, one of life’s greatest gifts was unexpectedly having to raise my niece, Carrie, from the age of five. While I’ve cheered at baseball

February 12, 2018 News Oral Health

Canadian Volunteers to Provide Dental Work in Haiti

by Global News

A group of Canadian dental professionals and volunteers are heading to Haiti next month to provide much-needed dental care. On a previous trip to the Caribbean country, they saw hundreds of patients, 10 to 12 hour days, and very poor

January 30, 2018 News Oral Health

Dentists Warn of ‘Dental Hygiene Kits’ Sold Through Groupon

by Global News, Canada

Groupon has come under fire for selling so-called dental hygiene kits for people to use at home. As Global’s Phil Carpenter reports, dental workers in Montreal say using the instruments incorrectly can be a safety hazard. Cleaning your teeth isn’t

January 29, 2018 News Dental HygieneNewsOral cancer

CDHA Urges Hygienists to Remind Patients of Oral Cancer Screening

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

World Cancer Day (February 4) is a perfect time for dental hygienists across Canada to remind the public of the importance of regular oral cancer screenings, not only during dental appointments, but also now at home. The Canadian Cancer Society

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Alternative Rinses: Moving Away From Chlorhexadine

by Sheri B. Doniger, DDS

Periodontal disease is at an epidemic level. “Periodontal diseases and dental caries are the most prevalent chronic diseases, affecting children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.”1 Over seventy percent of Canadians have some form of periodontal disease. The statistics are similar

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Kissing Mandibular Teeth An Unexpected Radiological Finding

by Dr. Hans Ulrich Brauer & Dr. Bruce Pynn

Introduction Kissing teeth are extremely rare incidental radiological findings. Only very few cases have been reported in the literature. Kissing mandibular teeth can be divided into kissing molars (KM) and kissing canines (KC). Kissing Molars KM are impacted permanent molars