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Dental Hygienists Support Proposed Federal Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

May 3, 2016

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the federal government for its proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, blunt wraps, and most cigars. Announced on April 30 in the Canada azette, Part I, this amendment to the Tobacco Act is open to review and comments from interested parties for a 30-day consultation period.

Dental Hygienists Urge You to Commit to Good Oral Health in 2016

May 1, 2016

The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to set new personal and professional goals. While many of us focus on self-improvement after the holidays, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook oral health when making choices about improving overall physical and mental wellness.

Quit Smoking With Help From Your Dental Hygienist

May 1, 2016

This National Non-Smoking Week (January 17–23) dental hygienists remind all Canadians of the critical need to eliminate tobacco use for optimal oral and overall health. According to the World Health Organization, smoking is the leading preventable cause of death. They estimate that one billion people will die from tobacco-related diseases in the 21st century.

Mourning the Loss of a Dental Hygiene Pioneer

May 1, 2016

The members, board, and staff of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) extend their deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of inspirational dental hygiene educator, researcher, and author, Margaret (Peggy) Walsh, who passed away at the end of January 2016.

Dental Hygienists Take Action to Reduce the Burden of Oral Cancer

May 1, 2016

On World Cancer Day (February 4), Canada’s dental hygienists will renew their commitment to the global fight against cancer, which claims 8.2 million lives worldwide every year. World Cancer Day’s new three-year “We can. I can.” campaign theme emphasizes the role that we all have to play in raising awareness and reducing the impact of cancer on individuals, families, and communities.

Celebrate your smile this April!

May 1, 2016

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 9–15 as part of oral health month in Canada. Why not help your smile shine by making your dental hygienist your partner in disease prevention for better overall health.

CDHA Responds to ABC's The Bachelor's Misrepresentation of the Dental Hygiene Profession

May 1, 2016

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) joins our US counterpart, The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in expressing extreme disappointment in ABC Studios and The Bachelor for its recent unprofessional and inaccurate description of the dental hygiene profession in social media posts. The amount of hard work and dedication it takes to become a dental hygienist as well as the invaluable services they provide to enhance the oral and overall health of the Canadian public deserve nothing but respect. Please read the letter from CDHA President Donna Scott, RDH, and CDHA CEO Ondina Love, CAE, to the President of ABC Studios.

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Celebrate World Oral Health Day

March 18, 2016

On March 20, Canadian dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day. This year’s public awareness campaign has chosen as its slogan: “It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body,” in recognition of the fact that a person’s oral health affects their overall health and well-being.