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October 13, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists In Ontario Can Now Legally Treat Their Spouses

by Lindsay Kantor, Torkin Manes LLP

As of October 8, 2020, dental hygienists in Ontario can legally treat their spouses as defined by law. Pursuant to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (the “RHPA“), a regulated health professional in Ontario who engages in simultaneous therapeutic and sexual relationships

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

November 22, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsHygienistsNew gradsPractice management

Oral Hygiene Presents: The Hygienist Handbook

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

As you are all very aware, dental hygienists are educated health professionals who specialize in the promotion of oral health and the prevention of oral diseases. But in the grand scheme of things, you are so much more than that.

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsPain management

The Dental Hygienist As A Trusted Resource Provider: There Is A Resource For That!

by Natalie Muccioli Emery, RDH, BHA

Historical thinking about the role of the dental hygienist as a member of the health care team is that their purpose is primarily auxiliary or clinical.1 However, a paradigm shift in the profession has been in process for several years.2

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsPatient Management

How To Craft The Perfect Re-Care Program

by Jodie Cantarelli, AAS, RDH, Dip.AdEd

In the world of dental hygiene, we commonly refer to routine follow up exams with patients as ‘recall’ appointments. More appropriately, these can be considered re-care exams, as our patients aren’t recalled per se, rather compassionately re-cared for through the

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsOverall HealthWellness

7 Career Boosting Reasons To Being Healthy & Fit

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Forget trying to lose weight for the next selfie on Instagram – get healthy and fit to boost productivity and mental clarity. You see being physically fit has major physiological benefits that go far beyond fitting into your skinny jeans.

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November 19, 2019 Feature Continuing EducationDental HygieneHygienists

Why CE Goes Beyond Professional Obligation

by Beth Parkes, RDH, BSc

As dental hygienists across Canada, we are united and bonded by one major, collective fear: The Continuing Competence, Quality Assurance auditing process. The mere mention of the term elicits a sequence of events including, but not limited to, sweating, blurred

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsHygienistsNew dentistsNew grads

Strategies To Help Land Your Dream Job

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Ivividly remember my interview, first job and very first day. I thought outside of the box to secure my first job. Writing my resume was a challenge being a new graduate without any dental experience. Unlike some of my 2007

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental TechnologyHygienistsNew Technologies

Leveraging New Technologies To Enhance Patient Experience And Increase Patient Retention

by Julie Gaffney RDH, BSc

The dental patients we once knew are a thing of the past – much like your old flip phone. Today’s patients are tech savvy, well educated and likely to have researched all of their symptoms and dental treatments prior to

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

So, You Just Got A Job Offer… Contracts: What You Need To Know

by Stuart Rudner, Employment Lawyer and Mediator

Perhaps you’re fresh out of school, looking for your first position as a hygienist. Or maybe you have been working as a hygienist for many years and are looking to move to a new practice (or multiple practices). Or, perhaps

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeFinancesHygienistsPractice Operations

The Business Of Dental Hygiene

by Jodie Cantarelli AAS, RDH, Dip.AdEd

As a practicing dental hygienist, I focused on the delivery of patient-centred care, avoided the financial and operational aspects of a dental practice, and had no need for business acumen. Over time working in dental clinics, my interests and horizons

June 25, 2019 News News

Hygienists Are Ditching Dentists’ Offices To Set Up Their Own Clinics

by Emilly Baron Cadloff, The Globe and Mail

Ashley McCarthy’s workday often starts at a Calgary-area school, but she’s not a teacher. She’s one of an increasing number of dental hygienists who have opened up their own businesses, taking advantage of recent changes in provincial regulations. Alberta bylaws

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

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

The Right Question

by Debra Engelhardt Nash

“How’s your dog?” “What’s new with the kids?” “Are there any changes in your health history?” These are typical and appropriate questions to ask patients during their recare visit.Advertisement But there is one question that sometimes isn’t asked that should

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

Get Fit, Get Smarter!

by Dr. Uche Odiatu DMD

Your three-pound brain is the CEO of your whole body’s operation. It’s the playmaker, manager and overseer. It keeps 2000 gallons of blood surging through your heart each day and throughout 63,000 miles of blood vessels. It has you place

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygienePaediatric DentistrySleep apnea

Managing Sleep Apnea for the Pediatric Patient

by Susan Woodley, RDH and Lee Somerville, RDH, MS

Have you ever experienced listening to a grandparent, a parent or a spouse snoring so loud you couldn’t sleep? No matter how hard you tried to ignore it, that’s all you could focus on. Then suddenly, sweet silence! You breathe

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneEditorialOral Health

Crystal-Balling the Future of Oral Health

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

Sometimes it takes a village, sometimes a marriage of powerful forces to produce something meaningful and that is the case with the recently-released custom collaboration between Colgate and Scientific American Custom Media. “The Future of Oral Health, Global Challenges, Advances

November 18, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Dental Hygienists Support Children’s Rights to Oral Health Care

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On November 20, dental hygienists will celebrate Universal Children’s Day, reminding us all of the importance of protecting and promoting children’s rights, including the right to good oral health. As Gerry Cool, president of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA),

November 11, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Help and Show Support for World Diabetes Day

by Oral Health

On November 14, Canadian dental hygienists will join more than 1 billion people worldwide in marking World Diabetes Day.  As primary health care providers, dental hygienists are important members of the diabetes health care team. According to the Canadian Diabetes

November 2, 2016 News AnnouncementDental HygieneNews

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Announces New President

by Oral Health

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Gerry Cool, at its annual general meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, on October 22.  Gerry hails from Alberta and joins president-elect Sophia Baltzis (Quebec), past