CDHA Webinars

Welcome to CDHA webinars. New event dates are being added regularly so check back often. The "Upcoming events" link below displays webinars coming up in the next few months, click the "Free" link for a list of webinars that are free to members or click "On Demand" for the full list of on demand webinars. "Ending Soon" are any webinars expiring soon - get them while they're available. The "Complete Library" is all our content organized by date published. Read the FAQ page if you have further questions about CDHA webinars.

CDHA webinars and courses are typically recognized by your regulatory authority and can be used toward your quality assurance requirements. Please consult your regulatory college for more information.

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Remineralize & Prevent Caries with Varnish Technology

Originally Presented: September 28, 2016

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.

Available Until:March 31, 2017 Member Pricing:$10.00

Get Smart about Employment Contracts

Originally Presented: July 22, 2016

According to the CDHA 2015 Job Market and Employment Survey, many dental hygienists are working without any type of employment contract. Additionally, many dental hygienists are unsure whether they are an employee or self-employed. Although the number of dental hygienists with a contract has increased over 2013 and 2011, many questions arise when thinking about employment contracts

Member Pricing:$15.00

Navigating the Labyrinth of Procedure Codes & E-Claims

Originally Presented: May 13, 2016

This informative session will clarify the procedure coding and claims submission for independent practice. The first half will focus on changes to IST and fluoride varnish codes as well as commonly used and misused procedure codes. The second half will highlight the newly updated CDHA claim form, electronic claim submission process, e-funds transfer, and code frequency limits. The webinar will also unlock the intricacies of CDHA’s independent practice network, Unique Identification Number system, and CDHAnet database.

CDHA Member Pricing:$25.00

FREE
The Mysteries of the Peer-Review Process

Originally Presented: April 27, 2016

This presentation will explain the peer-review process, what it entails, and why it is essential for the publication and dissemination of credible evidence for decision making within a profession such as dental hygiene. Recognition of the current hierarchy of evidence and how peer-reviewed articles can be used in clinical practice to provide the best possible care will be discussed. This presentation is suitable for all types of practitioners who wish to provide the latest evidence-based care for their clients as well as for budding new scholars who wish to begin publishing their research.

Member Pricing:FREE

FREE
Baccalaureate Dental Hygiene Education: Exploring the New National Competencies

Originally Presented: March 09, 2016

In this session, we will explore the “why,” “how,” and “what” questions surrounding the national competencies for dental hygiene education in Canada. We will examine the results of the 2013 CDHA Delphi study implemented in collaboration with the University of Manitoba to gain a better understanding of the competencies associated with four-year dental hygiene baccalaureate education as well as other Canadian and international literature that sheds light on baccalaureate education. In particular, we will analyze the competencies that were found to differentiate between diploma and baccalaureate dental hygiene graduate abilities.

Member Pricing:FREE

FREE
Key Highlights from the 2015 Job Market and Employment Survey

Originally Presented: February 03, 2016

The presentation will summarize the findings from the 2015 job market and employment survey that Framework Partners undertook for CDHA. It will review the profile of respondents, hours worked, employment status, and hourly rates or annual salaries across Canada. The presentation will also discuss trends in other facets of employment including contracts, performance reviews, and job satisfaction. Finally, findings about independent dental hygiene practices and the future plans of respondents will be reported. Comparisons to data from previous job market and employment surveys will be made.

Member Pricing:FREE

TIME FOR CHANGE! A New Curriculum for Evidence-based Periodontal Debridement

Originally Presented: January 13, 2016

Ultrasonic instrumentation technology has evolved dramatically, providing greater utility subgingivally including debridement of light deposits and the disruption of biofilm. This shift beyond “gross calculus removal” has prompted a significant increase in the use of ultrasonics over the past 25 years, yet the availability of instructional resources and support for teaching ultrasonic instrumentation has not kept pace.

Member Pricing:$25.00
Educators Pricing:FREE

E-Cigarettes: Exploring the Issues

Originally Published: December 11, 2015

Since electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were first introduced to North American markets in 2007, their use has increased substantially, especially among youth and young adults. Approximately 2.5 million Canadians ages 15 and older (8.5% of the total population) have tried using an e-cigarette.

Member Pricing: $10.00

FREE
Healthy Smiles Ontario Webinar

ORIGINALLY PRESENTED: NOVEMBER 6, 2015

This webinar provides information about the government commitment to integrated oral health programs and/or benefits for children and youth from low income families.

Pricing
Members: FREE
Student: FREE

FREE
Independent Practice: Gearing Up and Getting Going!

Originally Published: June 09, 2015

Close to 700 dental hygienists are now practising independently, which makes it an ideal time for a maintenance check-up on this alternative practice option. This webinar will take you through the basics of starting your own independent practice and gearing up for opening. The webinar will review the important practical and personal factors that impact the success of dental hygiene practice, with reference to current experiences. This webinar will appeal not only to members who are considering independent practice, but also to those who are interested in an update on current market dynamics and key success factors.

Pricing
Members: FREE
Student: FREE

FREE
Dental Hygiene is a pain in the… Research update on ergonomics in dental hygiene and how to improve your health

Originally Presented: April 29, 2015

This webinar will begin with a review of previously identified ergonomic risk factors in the dental hygiene profession and a discussion of why these risk factors are problematic. The presenters will then provide a brief overview of the objectives and methods of their recently completed study, which evaluated the physical demands of dental hygiene.

Pricing
Members: FREE
Student: FREE

Interprofessional Education: Promoting Collaborative Care

Originally Published: January 24, 2015

Interprofessional education (IPE) aims to facilitate interprofessional collaborative care. The dental hygiene pre-licensure curriculum learning activities provide the student with collaborative care experiences; sometimes purposefully planned, sometimes not. Scholars of IPE believe that collaborative care must be taught—explicitly and with clear purpose.

Pricing
CDHA Educator Member : Free
CDHA Member: $25.00

FREE
An Evening With Heart!

Originally Presented: Monday, January 19, 2015

Information about the annual one-day Gift from the Heart event where dental hygienists give back to underserviced, lower income communities.

Pricing
Members: Free
Student: Free

FREE
Advocacy for Dental Hygienists: Government Relations 101

Originally Presented: November 19, 2014

Huw Williams, President of Impact Public Affairs, will prepare participants to engage in the crucial advocacy work that pushes CDHA’s agenda forward. Drawing on years of experience, Huw will outline the best strategies and tactics that CDHA can use to spread its message and influence decision makers.

Pricing
Members: Free
Student: Free

Everything you wanted to know about Cochrane resources, but were afraid to ask!

Originally Presented: September 10, 2014

There is much more to The Cochrane Library than over 5,900 Cochrane systematic reviews of the effectiveness of health care treatments. Cochrane's many resources include abstracts, plain language summaries, podcasts, Cochrane Journal Club, thematic collections of reviews, live and archived webinars, training and events, newsletters, and much more.More

Pricing
Members: $25.00
Student: $10.00

Interdental Brushing: Putting Statements into Practice

Originally presented: June 19, 2014

CDHA recently published a position statement and clinical practice guideline on interdental brushing. These documents were based in large part on the 2012 systematic review article on interdental brushes, which was published in the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene.More

Pricing
Members: $25.00
Student: $10.00

Effectiveness of fluoride varnishes and sealants for preventing dental caries

Originally presented: April 30, 2014

Interventions for preventing dental caries seem to be accepted by clinicians and clients as effective ways to reduce the risk of these lesions. Fluoride varnishes and sealants are two common and widely available options that can be administered to clients of all ages.  More

Pricing
Members: $25.00
Student: $10.00

FREE
Prevent and Protect: CDHA Professional Liability Insurance

Originally presented: February 26, 2014

BMS Group, CDHA's professional liability insurance and clinic business insurance broker, has partnered with Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP to provide legal and insurance services to CDHA members through the BMS Insurance Programs..  More

Pricing
Members: Free
Student: Free

Ready, Set, GO! Demystifying claims & codes

Originally presented: December 11, 2013

This webinar will provide a practical look at effective practice management through the use of technology, and will discuss the nuts and bolts of proper service coding, submitting claims, your unique identification number, and CDHAnet.  more

Pricing
Members: $25.00
Student: $10.00
IPN: Free

One-to-one dietary interventions in dental practice

Originally presented: March 28, 2013

Current evidence suggests that caries risk increases when sugars are consumed at high frequency and are in a form that is retained in the mouth for long periods of time. Giving dietary advice therefore, remains an important part of caries management of clients attending dental practices.   More

Pricing
Members: $25.00
Student: $10.00

FREE
Sun Life Financial: Critical Illness Insurance

Originally presented: April, 2011

This on demand webinar presentation will explain what critical illness insurance is, why it is an important product to consider and, most importantly, how it can make a difference. Sun Life Financial's Critical Illness Insurance – offering a little peace of mind for CDHA members.   [[CriticalIllnessInsurance|More]]

Pricing
Members: Free
Student: Free

NMSK|Neuro-musculoskeletal injuries - Webinar Series

Originally presented: October - December, 2012

Canadian Dental Hygienists are commonly affected by work-related injuries, pain and discomfort. 24% of respondents in the CDHA 2011 job market & employment survey reported having an occupational injury or medical issue related to their work as a dental hygienist. Issues and injuries to the shoulder, back and neck are most prevalent.    More

Pricing
Members: $25.00
Student: $10.00

FREE
Abuse of Older Adults Webinar series

Originally presented: Spring/Fall, 2011

As primary oral health care providers, dental hygienists are in a unique and important position to take action on suspected abuse or neglect while providing care to older adults in a variety of settings. This webinar presents an overview of what you, as a dental hygienist, might encounter and what you can do when you suspect an older adult abuse situation...   More

Pricing
Members: Free
Student: Free