Educators' Survey Report 2016
CDHA endeavours to promote quality education programs to advance the profession of dental hygiene. In order to stay abreast of trends in the Canadian dental hygiene educator community, CDHA conducted its third national survey to update its profile of Canadian dental hygiene educators, including their work environments, experiences with educational approaches, and opinions on different national policy issues.
CDHA is proud to announce the release of the Canadian Competencies for Baccalaureate Dental Hygiene Programs, 2015. Baccalaureate dental hygiene education is a critical step along the pathway from diploma to doctoral programs within Canada and
internationally. It supports a continuum of education for the dental hygiene profession, and it is now important to establish a standard for such education in Canada.
ETP Competencies & Standards for Canadian Dental Hygienists
The development of this document was a collaborative project involving the major stakeholders responsible for the profession; Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), Federation of Dental Hygiene Regulatory Authorities (FDHRA), Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC), National Dental Hygiene Certification Board (NDHCB) and dental hygiene educators. All provincial dental hygiene regulatory authorities have agreed in principle to adopt and implement the new competencies and standards document. French version
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Pathways to Support the Oral Health of Canadians: The CDHA Dental Hygiene Education Agenda
The CDHA Education Agenda explores variables that influence the dental hygiene profession and impact the educational needs of dental hygienists as they strive to promote the oral health of Canadians. This document calls for increased access to bachelor degree programs, complemented by master, doctoral, and post-doctoral studies that allow dental hygienists to use and expand their growing body of knowledge.