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Welcome to CDHA webinars! New topics and release dates are being added regularly so check back often. Click on "Upcoming Webinars" below to display webinars coming up in the next few months. Click on "Available Webinars" for the full list of previously recorded webinars that are ready for viewing. Click on "Webinars Ending Soon" to view any webinars expiring soon—get them while they're available. If you have further questions about CDHA webinars, please read the “How CDHA Webinars Work” section.

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Anti-Indigenous Racism in Canada’s Health and Dental System

Originally Released: January 24, 2024

This presentation provides a description of First Nations and Inuit health and well-being prior to European contact and discusses the impact that colonialism and anti-Indigenous racism had and continues to have on Indigenous peoples’ health. Learn how to incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing into reconciliation initiatives and into your dental hygiene practice.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Kenvue
Beyond Skin Deep: Middle Age & Oral Health sponsored by Kenvue

Originally Released: September 20, 2023

This engaging webinar dives into the changes that occur in middle age for both men and women to learn about the physiological changes, sex-specific symptomatology, and changes in immunity that influence oral health. It also provides concrete steps and treatment pathways that you can apply immediately into clinical practice.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Waterpik
The Oral Microbiome and the Link to GI Health sponsored by Waterpik

Originally Released: July 19, 2023

Emerging studies are starting to show a strong link between oral health and gut health. Periodontal bacteria have been shown to worsen inflammatory bowel disease and potentially play a role in the development of colon cancer. This webinar will examine the emerging evidence on how the oral microbiome and subsequent inflammation play a role in gastrointestinal health.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

PHILIPS
Oral Care for High-Risk Populations sponsored by PHILIPS

Originally Released: April 19, 2023

Oral dysbiosis, the primary cause of poor oral health, is largely influenced by age and other chronic medical conditions. This presentation will explore the complex healthcare needs of high-risk populations and offer a review of evidence-informed dental hygiene therapies and strategies for treating oral dysbiosis, including a new treatment option called Prevora.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

A Hitman’s Guide to Psychological Safety at Work

Originally Released: March 22, 2023

This presentation, originally released during CDHA’s 2021 Virtual Conference, raises awareness of the issues of workplace bullying and examines psychological safety through three lenses (performance, mental health, and legal). Learn how to effectively address and eliminate psychological harm in the workplace using prevention strategies, knowledge, and courage.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Building a Sustainable Healthy Workplace

Originally Released: March 22, 2023

This presentation, originally released during CDHA’s 2021 Virtual Conference and delivered in collaboration with the Canadian Dental Association, Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, and Canadian Dental Assistants Association, provides details on the experiences of dental team members, our role in creating a healthy workplace, and the resources that can be found on the Healthy Workplace Matters microsite.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Pandemic Impact on Mental Health of Dental Hygienists

Originally Released: February 22, 2023

This webinar, in collaboration with the Healthy Professional Worker Partnership, examines the mental health, leaves of absence, and return to work experiences of dental hygienists compared to other healthcare professionals in dentistry, medicine, nursing, and midwifery. Learn how personal, familial, work, organizational, and pandemic factors influence the mental health, distress, burnout, and intention to quit the dental hygiene profession.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

AAP Classification
Exploring the New AAP Periodontal Disease Classification
Part 1: Introduction
sponsored by PHILIPS

Originally Released: January 18, 2023

Originally released in 2020, this webinar focusses on summarizing the rationale for an updated periodontal diagnosis system, the changes adapted in the 2017 AAP WWDC as they relate to the diagnosis of periodontitis and gingivitis, and key strategies for utilization of the updated diagnostic system for improved client care. Access to this webinar will register you for Part 1: Introduction and Part 2: Staging & Grading.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

AAP Classification
Exploring the New AAP Periodontal Disease Classification
Part 2: Staging & Grading
sponsored by PHILIPS

Originally Released: January 18, 2023

Originally released in 2020, this webinar focusses on application of the updated periodontal diagnostic system in common real-life case scenarios to increase comfort with the changes in verbiage and establish best practices for client-centered dental hygiene diagnosis and care. Access to this webinar will register you for Part 1: Introduction and Part 2: Staging & Grading.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Manuscript Writing for the Novice Researcher
in collaboration with the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene

Originally Released: May 25, 2022

Converting one’s research into a scientific paper is not a simple task and requires a succinct writing style and inclusion of several critical components. This presentation, originally presented on February 26, will assist new researchers and aspiring writers in successfully preparing manuscripts for publication.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Managing Clients with Special Needs in the Dental Clinic: A Dental Hygienist’s Perspective

Originally Released: May 18, 2022

Routine oral care can be challenging for both caregivers and dental professionals. This presentation, originally released during CDHA’s 2021 Virtual Conference, will provide an overview of how to help individuals with disabilities learn to tolerate dental treatment and set them up for a lifetime of good oral health.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Evidence-Based Strategies for Comfort & Career Longevity

Originally Released: February 16, 2022

Did you know that 4 out of 5 dental hygienists report work-related pain? Untreated chronic pain can result in physical and financial disaster. This presentation will offer evidence-based strategies to promote pain-free dental hygiene practice.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Job Market and Employment Survey Report

Originally Released: February 2, 2022

This presentation will provide an overview of the results of the 2021 CDHA job market and employment survey, focusing on trends in compensation segmented by geography and other criteria.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: N/A

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) Best Practices

Originally Released: September 8, 2021

This webinar provides key principles related to the development, administration, and scoring of reliable, valid, and fair Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and includes the presentation of three distinct OSCE activities by dental hygiene educator colleagues that should help you integrate OSCEs within your dental hygiene curriculum.

CDHA Educator Members Pricing: FREE
All Others: N/A

Cannabis Use: Symptoms & Risks

Originally Released: December 16, 2020

Recreational cannabis became legal in Canada in October 2018. Most recently, edibles were introduced, adding to the market of oils and combustibles. This comprehensive presentation will focus on the associations of cannabis use with poor oral health, risk of oral changes, addiction, mental health complications, and more!

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Social Media Engagement for the Dental Hygienist: Risk, Reward, and ROI

Originally Released: November 18, 2020

This engaging presentation will provide dental hygienists with best practices and tools to create their own digital footprint using various social media platforms. Learn the dos and don’ts of social media for healthcare professionals, including code of conduct, privacy considerations, and professional responsibilities.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Uncovering Risk & Liability in Dental Hygiene Practice

Originally Released: July 22, 2020

Learn about CDHA’s professional liability insurance and clinic business insurance programs. This offering will provide an overview of the college complaint process and the civil or legal processes involved when a member faces an allegation of professional negligence or misconduct.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Grassroots Engagement: Advocating for Oral Health

Originally Released: September 18, 2019

Learn to communicate with confidence to elected officials about the priorities of Canadian dental hygienists. This presentation will emphasize ways to effectively deliver messages in the public policy sphere.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Canada’s New Food Guide: Highlights & Oral Considerations

Originally Released: May 22, 2019

This webinar summarizes Canada's new food guide and provides updated, evidence-based guidance about how to promote good healthy food choices and eating behaviours in your practice. Dietary guidelines and considerations, and a suite of tools and resources will be examined to better educate your clients on the updated recommendations.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Noise Levels in the Workplace sponsored by Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education

Originally Released: April 17, 2019

Concern has been expressed that noise levels found in dental practice are at an intensity, duration and/or frequency that could result in noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) or tinnitus in dental professionals. Using an evidence-based approach, this webinar will explore the impact and implication of noise exposure on individual wellness in the work environment.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Fundamentals of Educational Assessment

Originally Released: October 17, 2018

How do you determine if students are learning what they’re supposed to be learning? Assessing this can be a very meaningful activity for educators and students and it can also improve the quality of learning in the classroom. This webinar will review the fundamentals of assessment: the what, when, why, and how.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

CDAC Accreditation Process

Originally Presented: April 18, 2018

The presentation will focus on the accreditation process used by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) to evaluate dental hygiene education programs in Canada.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Instrument Reprocessing Essentials

Originally Presented: January 24, 2018

Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC Canada) states “Adherence to hand hygiene and medical equipment cleaning and disinfection/sterilization procedures are examples of practices that may result in infection if best practices are not followed.”

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

What’s all the Fuss about Fluoride in our Water?

Originally Presented: October 04, 2017

Many provincial, national, and international organizations support community water fluoridation as nearly 70 years of research and practice prove that fluoridation helps to prevent tooth decay. This webinar will provide you with background information to help you better understand community water fluoridation and shed light on why it remains an important, safe, effective, and equitable means of reducing dental decay in communities.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

Silver Diamine Fluoride for Caries Control

Originally Presented: May 10, 2017

Silver-containing products have long been used as antimicrobial agents in many medical applications, including dentistry. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) has been used for caries management in other countries for more than 80 years, gained acceptance by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2014, and was approved by Health Canada in 2017. During this webinar, Dr. Scott Tomar will discuss the mechanisms by which SDF works, the clinical indications for SDF, and its method of application based on the scientific literature.

Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

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: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00 plus applicable taxes

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DISCLOSURE: CDHA has no commercial interest in any products or services discussed in any of our webinars.

EDUCATIONAL DISCLAIMER: Completing a CDHA webinar does not provide the viewer with expertise on the presented topic. Viewers are encouraged to use evidence-informed approaches by doing their own research before implementing new products, technologies or procedures into their clinical practice.