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Oral Health and the 2017 Fall Reports of the Auditor General

November 22, 2017

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to see that the 2017 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada focus on the importance of oral health programs for First Nations and Inuit peoples.

Diabetes and Dental Hygiene

November 7, 2017

On November 14, Canadian dental hygienists will join more than 1 billion people worldwide in marking World Diabetes Day.

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

October 30, 2017

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Sophia Baltzis, at its annual general meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, on October 21.

How Sweet It Is: Dental Hygienists Promote Oral Health at Halloween

October 24, 2017

Canada’s dental hygienists remind all ghosts and goblins preparing for a night of Halloween fun to beware of treats—particularly sticky and chewy candies—that can get stuck in the grooves of teeth and increase the risk of dental cavities.

Dental Hygienists in Canada’s Capital to Share Clinical & Research Expertise

October 13, 2017

More than 500 dental hygienists from around the world will gather in Ottawa, Ontario, from October 19 to 21 to share leading-edge research and clinical and teaching experiences at Translating Knowledge to Action, a global conference co-hosted by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) and the US National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and Practice (NCDHRP).

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence

October 9, 2017

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize ten individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation.

Canadian Dental Hygienists Support World Cavity-Free Future Day

October 5, 2017

October 14 marks the second annual World Cavity-Free Future Day (WCFFD), an initiative launched by the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future to raise awareness and engage communities in the global fight against dental caries (tooth decay).

Dental Hygienists Promote Oral Health for Older Adults

September 28, 2017

On October 1, Canadians will celebrate the older adults whose mentoring, leadership, and volunteerism have shaped the nation. National Seniors Day is also a perfect opportunity for dental hygienists to remind this vital segment of our population of the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene habits as they age.

Canadian Dental Hygienists Recognize Key Dental Industry Partners

July 21, 2017

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is deeply committed to its dental industry partnerships, which play a significant role in helping to establish dental hygienists as integral members of the oral health care team.  Through the creation of its Partners’ Circle, CDHA recognizes key dental industry leaders who are progressive thinkers and long-time ambassadors for the profession.

Dental Hygienists Urge Canadians to Say No to Tobacco

May 29, 2017

Dental hygienists will mark World No Tobacco Day on May 31 by reminding Canadians of the serious health risks associated with tobacco use.

Dental Hygienists Support Enhanced Federal Funding for Territorial Health

March 24, 2017

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) supports the federal government’s enhanced investments in the Territorial Health Investment Fund, as outlined in Budget 2017. This funding will improve access to health services in the territories—including children's oral health services—and will reduce reliance on medical transport outside the region for treatment. A total of $108 million will be added to the fund over four years, with $54 million allocated to Nunavut, $28.4 million to the Northwest Territories, and $25.6 million to Yukon.

Dental Hygiene and Your Diet

March 22, 2017

During National Nutrition Month this March, dental hygienists—your partners in prevention—remind everyone of the important link between proper nutrition and oral health.

Dental Hygienists Celebrate Your Oral Health in April!

March 15, 2017

National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW>sup>™) takes place from April 8‒14 as part of oral health month in Canada. During that week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us all that taking care of our mouth, teeth, and gums benefits our overall physical and mental well-being.

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Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate World Oral Health Day

March 13, 2017

On March 20, oral health professionals around the world will celebrate World Oral Health Day, a global awareness campaign to highlight the prevalence of oral disease and the importance of preventive care for maintaining good oral and overall health across the lifespan.

Dental Hygienists Take Your Oral Health to Heart

February 21, 2017

February is Heart Month in Canada and a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the risks of cardiovascular (heart) disease and stroke and the importance of making better lifestyle choices for optimal health. Dental hygienists are strong supporters of this public education campaign and remind Canadians not to overlook their oral health when seeking to improve their physical well-being.

Dental Hygienists Help to Reduce Risks of Oral Cancer

February 1, 2017

As active supporters of World Cancer Day (February 4), Canada’s dental hygienists remind us that healthy lifestyle choices and early detection, through regular screenings by dental hygienists, are key to improving treatment outcomes for oral cancer.

Dental Hygienists Urge You to Quit Smoking

January 13, 2017

Research shows that smoking can damage every part of the body, including the mouth, causing life-threatening cancers and chronic diseases. During National Non-Smoking Week (January 15‒21), dental hygienists across Canada remind us all of the need to eliminate tobacco use for better oral and overall health.

Dental Hygienists Advise You to Focus on Oral Health in 2017

December 28, 2016

The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals. While many people focus on self-improvement initiatives, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook oral health when making choices about improving overall physical and mental well-being.