Student Publications

One of the ways students contribute to the profession of dental hygiene is through their articles, research and scientific papers, and theses and dissertations. Generally, students of all academic levels write articles on dental hygiene issues, events, and insights for dental hygiene newsletters and journals.

Student Submissions to the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene

CDHA's Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene (formerly Probe) has published many student articles and papers (see the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene Submission Protocol). This journal includes reports on activities done by dental hygiene students, reports on volunteer work in other countries, and scientific papers. Student submissions to the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene include:

Graduate and Doctoral Theses and Dissertations

Another major contribution to the profession is graduate and doctoral theses and dissertations written by dental hygienists who have chosen to further their education. CDHA has created a collection of theses and dissertations written by Canadian dental hygienists on dental hygiene-related issues. These documents have investigated very relevant questions and issues concerning the profession (like education, professionalism, and future direction, to name a few), and they add academic insight to the wider debate. Included here is a list of the titles and authors of these theses and dissertations, to give an idea of the academic work being done in Canada by dental hygienists, as well as to give an idea of the graduate and doctoral programs that dental hygienists have chosen to pursue.

  • "Discursive Constructions of Social Responsibility" by Shafik Dharamsi.
    A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of PhD, University of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia. November 2003.
  • "Sustaining Proficient Practice Through Continuing Education: Perspectives of Dental Hygienists" by Brenda Katheryn Udahl.
    A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of human resource development, University of Regina. Regina, Saskatchewan. January 2003.
  • "A Distance Delivery Model to Improve Accessibility to Post-Diploma Baccalaureate Level Dental Hygiene Education" by Sandra Joy Cobban.
    A project submitted to the Athabasca University Governing Council in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of distance education, Athabasca University. Athabasca, Alberta. March 2000.
  • "The Learning Needs of Dental Hygienists: Content and Delivery" by Margaret Wilson.
    A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of education in adult and higher education, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. Spring 1999.
  • "Preparatory Education Requirements for Dental Hygienists" by Louanne P. Keenan.
    A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of education in adult and higher education, Department of Adult, Career and Technology Education, University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. Fall 1995.
  • "Status of Dental Hygiene as a Profession: Perceptions of Dental Hygienists and Dentists in Alberta" by Charla Joyce Lautar.
    A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of PhD, Department of Educational Policy and Administrative Studies, University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta. August 1993.
  • "Dental Hygienists in Canada: Descriptive Profile and Labour Force Behaviour" by Patricia Marion Johnson.
    A thesis submitted in conformity to the requirements for the degree of PhD, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. 1989.
  • "Factors Influencing the Utilization of Dental Hygienists by Private Practice Dentists in the Province of Saskatchewan" by Frances Ruth Cotton.
    A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of education in curriculum and instruction, Faculty of Education, University of Regina. Regina, Saskatchewan. April 1987.
  • "Attitude of Canadian Dental Hygienists Toward Mandatory Continuing Education" by Margery G.E. Forgay.
    A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of arts, Department of Adult Education, University of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia. April 1980.
  • "Career Patterns of Dental Hygienists in Ontario" by Lynn Jones.
    A thesis submitted in conformity to the requirements for the degree of master of arts, Department of Educational Theory, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. 1978.