CDHA’s New President

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in CDHA, Media release | 0 comments

 

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

October 30, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) — The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Sophia Baltzis, at its annual general meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, on October 21.  Sophia hails from Quebec and joins president-elect Tracy Bowser (Prince Edward Island), past president Gerry Cool (Alberta), and directors Mandy Hayre (British Columbia), Leanne Huvenaars (Saskatchewan), Deanna Mackay (Manitoba), Beth Ryerse (Ontario), Francine Trudeau (Quebec), Wendy Stewart (Nova Scotia), Anne Marie Caissie (New Brunswick), Tiffany Ludwicki (Newfoundland & Labrador), and Natasha Burian (North) on CDHA’s board of directors for 2017‒2018.

Sophia holds a diploma in dental hygiene from John Abbott College in Montreal, and has been working in clinical private practice since 2002.  She joined CDHA’s board of directors as the representative from Quebec in 2011, and has played a key role in raising awareness of critical oral health issues among policy makers and elected officials at the provincial and federal levels. Advocating measures to improve the oral and overall health of the general public as well as mentoring her junior colleagues in dental hygiene are Sophia’s twin passions.  “I feel so privileged to be a part of the dental hygiene profession,” Sophia remarks, adding, “As CDHA president, I hope to connect with dental hygienists across the country and help build and maintain their professional pride. Most importantly, I want to increase awareness among Canadians of the profession and the fact that dental hygienists are primary health care providers.”

Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 28,495 registered dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students. Dental hygiene is the sixth largest registered health profession in Canada with professionals working in a variety of settings, including independent dental hygiene practice, with people of all ages, addressing issues related to oral health. For more information on oral health, visit: www.dentalhygienecanada.ca.

 

 

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How Sweet It Is – Media Release

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in CDHA, Media release | 0 comments

How Sweet It Is: Dental Hygienists Promote Oral Health at Halloween

 

October 23, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) — Canada’s dental hygienists remind all ghosts and goblins preparing for a night of Halloween fun to beware of treats—particularly sticky and chewy candies—that can get stuck in the grooves of teeth and increase the risk of dental cavities.

 

According to Health Canada, 57% of children ages 6 to 11 have or have had cavities.  While no one wants to take the “treat” out of trick-or-treating, a little bit of restraint and advance planning can go a long way to maintaining children’s oral health.  As Sophia Baltzis, president of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) explains, “Reducing overall sugar consumption, carefully timing when treats are eaten, and promoting good oral hygiene habits can prevent tooth decay and help your child to have a cavity-free Halloween.”  Here are some tips from Canadian dental hygienists for a tooth-friendly night of fun.

  • Choose sugar-free candy and chewing gum, or chocolates and powdery candy (which dissolve quickly in the mouth) over toffees, lollipops or other hard treats. The less time that sugar is in contact with the teeth, the better.
  • Hand out small toys, stickers, temporary tattoos or glow sticks instead of candy.
  • Set a daily limit on treats and remind children to brush their teeth before eating candy.
  • Encourage children to drink a glass of water to rinse away the sugar after eating if brushing beforehand is not an option.
  • Have your children eat their candy after a meal rather than as a mid-day snack

Parents and guardians can continue to encourage good oral health after Halloween by celebrating National Brush Day on November 1. It’s a perfect time to give everyone in the family a new toothbrush and talk about the importance of keeping teeth clean. “Make a pledge with your children to brush for two minutes, twice a day, with a fluoride toothpaste, and show them how to brush their teeth and tongue and clean between their teeth,” Baltzis adds.  Together with regularly scheduled dental hygiene appointments, proper oral hygiene care at home will keep our children smiling through Halloween and beyond!

 

Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 28,495 registered dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students. Dental hygiene is the sixth largest registered health profession in Canada with professionals working in a variety of settings, including independent dental hygiene practice, with people of all ages, addressing issues related to oral health. For more information on oral health, visit: www.dentalhygienecanada.ca.

 

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Professional Development 2017/2018

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in CE events, continuing education, MDHA lecture series, PAR, professional development | 0 comments

LECTURE SERIES

October 17, 2017

Common and/or Significant Flat or Minimally-Elevated Red & White Lesions of the Oral Cavity

Dr. John B. Perry

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9PM

 

November 22, 2017

TMJ

Reynaldo Todescan

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9PM

 

February 7,  2018

Myth Busting Nutrition

Jorie Janzen

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9pm

 

February 21, 2018

Radiology

Lorraine Glassford

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9pm

 

Cost for the Lecture Series: $160 for all  $80 for individual  (MDHA Members only)

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

November 6, 2017

Why is Saliva so Important for your Patient’s HealthDr. Colin Dawes

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9PM

Open to everyone

Cost: $40

 

 

 

March 7, 2018

Sharpening

Lorraine Glassford & Sheryl Sloshower

Faculty of Dentistry, 7-9pm

Cost: $80/MDHA Members $160/Non-Members

 

 

 

May, 2018 –Contemporary Ultrasonic Instrumentation – A Visual Presentation (Level 1)

Dani Bobtyl

Brandon, Manitoba

Cost: $80/MDHA Members $160/Non-Members (limited seats)

 

 

May, 2018

Contemporary Ultrasonic Instrumentation – Expanding Your Clinical Confidence (Level 2)

Dani Bobtyl

Brandon, Manitoba

Cost: $80/MDHA Members $160/Non-Members (limited seats)

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2017 Membership Survey

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in CDHA | 0 comments

 

Do our programs, products, and services continue to meet your needs? Starting in mid-September, you should have received a personal email invitation from Framework Partners Inc. to participate in CDHA’s 2017 Membership Survey.

Your responses are crucial as they will help ensure that our programs, products, and services continue to meet your needs. All responses are confidential (names are only collected for the prize draw).

Complete the survey by Friday, October 6, at 11:59 pm ET and you could qualify for the chance to win*:

  • An Apple watch (up to a $500 value);
  • A $500 retail gift certificate; or
  • One of 50 $10 Tim Hortons’ gift cards

It is preferable that you complete the survey using the link provided via email by Framework Partners Inc. If you cannot locate the email or if you received a notification from CDHA via postal mail, please access the survey using the button below.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact Alec Milne at alec.milne@frameworkresearch.com.

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Upcoming FREE CE in Winnipeg

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

3M Identification of Early Dental Caries, Remineralization and Prevention with Varnish Technology – Winnipeg, MB
Event date: September 15, 2017 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Contact Info

Contact Name: info
Contact E-mail: info@rdhu.ca
Contact Phone: 855-295-7348
Free! Sponsored by 3M & rdhu – RSVP ASAP

COURSE DETAILS:

Over 50 years of extensive research has consistently demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of fluorides in the prevention of dental caries. Professional fluoride treatments have changed over the years, giving practices many treatment options  from which to choose. Currently, the evidence-based choice of fluoride delivery is a varnish treatment which results in less fluoride ingestion and allows for a slower release of fluoride to the tooth surface, aiding in remineralization.

This course will explore topical fluoride treatments, what constitutes an effective varnish, the ease of the application process and client evaluation utilizing the Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) – an effective tool that helps to determine the need for an in-office fluoride treatment.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

Irene Iancu began her career in dental hygiene in 2007 after graduating from Oxford College in Toronto. She has worked in various specialties in dentistry including Paedo, Perio, General Practice and Orthodontics. Her goal in her holistic practice is prevention and maintaining an optimal mind, mouth and body connection with her clients.

Irene is a National Speaker and has spoken at Yankee Dental Congress, Greater New York, International Straight Wire and Orthopedic Study Club along with other study clubs internationally. Irene is a quality assurance mentor contracted by the CDHO, a Clinical and Theoretical Dental Hygiene instructor at Oxford College and a practicing dental hygienist in Toronto.

Location:

Canadian Museum of Human Rights
85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5

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