Fact Sheets and Resources

Keeping Canada’s Aging Population Healthy

A long-term care toolkit for independent dental hygienists was created in collaboration with the dental hygiene practice team and CDHA’s Independent Practice Advisory Committee. Resources have been vetted and selected from across Canada and include support for business development, higher learning options and community health initiatives.

Dental hygienist resources

Oral Rinsing for Periodontal Health

Dental hygienist resources

Xerostomia

Many individuals experience xerostomia, commonly known as dry mouth, which may contribute to serious oral conditions. Dental hygienists play an important role in the prevention, early detection, and identification of potential underlying causes, and the treatment of problems associated with xerostomia.

Dental hygienist resources
Client Resources

Denture Care

Many people do not realize the importance of maintaining the health of their mouth after they lose all or even some of their natural teeth.

Dental hygienist resources
Client Resources

Information Sheets

Client Resources

Electronic Cigarettes

Client Resources

Mouthguards

Client Resources

Brushing Your Child's Teeth

Client resource

Advocacy Poster Series

Dental hygienist resources

Oral Cancer

Dental hygienist resources
  • Oral Cancer Screening for Today's Population including extraoral and intraoral assesment charts - Download here
Client Resources
Self-Examination

CDHA is exgremely proud to partner with the Oral Cancer Foundation amd the American Dental Hygienists Association on the #checkyourmouth campaign. http://checkyourmouth.org. To learn more, visit the website, read these great articles by CDHA members Jo-Anne Jones and Alexandra Sheppard http://files.cdha.ca/profession/ohcanada/oralcancerfeatures.pdf and watch this video with an important reminder from Jo-Anne of the importance of educating our clients on self-examination and the subtle signs of oral and oropharyngeal cancer.


Whole Body Health Requires Oral Health

Research suggests a connection between oral and overall health. Oral health can influence other body systems, while therapies for chronic diseases can have an impact on the oral cavity. See the resources below:

Talking Points
FDI World Dental Federation Resources

Chair-side warm up and stretching exercises

Dental hygienist resources

Client's Bill of Rights

CDHA has developed a new Dental Hygiene Client's Bill of Rights. Please help to inform your clients of their rights by distributing this information and posting it in your operatory. By providing your clients with increased information you will help them to make better decisions regarding their own oral health. You can also use this Bill of Rights as a checklist for your own practice. Is your practice upholding the rights listed in the Bill?

Please click here to view and print the document (PDF format).