CDHA President’s Welcome

On behalf of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) board of directors, I would like to invite you to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, to attend CDHA’s 2017 conference, hosted in partnership with the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and Practice. We hope you will join us from October 19 to 21 as we explore the conference theme: “Translating Knowledge to Action.” You’ll have an opportunity to learn from and network with colleagues and internationally recognized speakers, who will present a wide range of oral health topics over the course of three days. Ottawa is the place to be to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. I look forward to learning and celebrating with you!

Gerry (Geraldine) Cool, RDH

Background

The conference is designed to bring the Canadian and international dental hygiene communities together in order to:

  • Share new knowledge obtained through research investigations
  • Explore how to translate research to practice in a meaningful and useful manner
  • Explore oral health research
  • Build collegial relationships among oral health researchers and organizations representing academia, government, and industry
  • Build collegial relationships among oral health researchers and organizations representing academia, government, and industry
  • Provide opportunities for “hands-on” training in scientific writing, editorial review, searching for best evidence, and teaching research methods