News Releases - 2019

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Health Minister’s Mandate Letter Advances National Dental Care in Canada

December 16, 2019

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) supports Prime Minister Trudeau’s instructions to the Hon. Patty Hajdu, minister of health, to work with Parliament to study the possibility of national dental care.

Throne Speech Advances the Conversation on Oral Care in Canada

December 6, 2019

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) congratulates the federal government for its commitment to exploring universal dental care, better health care for Canadians, and access to high quality, culturally relevant health care for...

Dental Hygienists Offer Tooth-Friendly Tricks & Treats for Halloween

October 28, 2019

As witches and wizards prepare to haunt neighbourhoods across Canada on October 31, dental hygienists urge us all to be mindful of warding off cavities on Halloween night.

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

October 15, 2019

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Leanne Huvenaars, at its recent national conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence

October 9, 2019

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

Dental Hygienists Meet to Share Clinical and Research Expertise

September 27, 2019

Dental hygienists from across Canada will gather in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, from October 3 to 5 to share leading-edge research and clinical and teaching experiences at the biennial national conference hosted by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA).

Dental Hygienists Call for Exemption on Treatment of Spouses

September 20, 2019

In response to recent media coverage of an Ontario registered dental hygienist who lost his appeal to the Ontario Divisional Court to have his 5-year licence revocation for treating his wife overturned, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association(CDHA) is strongly urging the government of Ontario to grant the same exemption for spousal treatment to dental hygienists as they have for dentists.

Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked

July 23, 2019

From an impressive field of 856 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its second annual dental hygiene superhero competition.

Dental Hygienists Recognize Valuable Partnerships with Dental Industry

July 23, 2019

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) continues to build key partnerships with dental industry leaders to enhance public understanding of the dental hygiene profession and improve the oral health of Canadians.

Expansion of dental services to low-income seniors

April 12, 2019

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is applauding a move by the Ontario government to expand dental care for low-income seniors in the province. The investment of $90 million will see new services provided as early as summer 2019.

Smile! It’s Spring & Oral Health Month

March 26, 2019

As part of oral health month in Canada, National Dental Hygienists Week takes place from April 6 to 12. It’s a perfect opportunity to set new goals to help your smile shine. Start with six simple steps: floss, brush, use an antibacterial oral rinse, eat a healthy diet, eliminate tobacco use, and see a dental hygienist regularly.

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National Nutrition Month

March 25, 2019

March is Nutrition Month in Canada and a perfect opportunity to rethink our daily food and beverage choices for improved oral and overall health. Dental hygienists have been telling us for years that the more sugar we eat, the worse off our teeth and body will be. Their efforts are now strongly supported by Canada’s revised Food Guide, which confirms the importance of reducing sugar consumption for better health.

World Oral Health Day

March 15, 2019

On March 20, Canadian dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day, the world’s largest awareness campaign on oral health. This year’s theme is “Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health,” which encourages people of all ages to take action to prevent oral diseases and protect their overall health.

National Non-Smoking Week

January 21, 2019

Canada’s dental hygienists will mark National Non-Smoking Week (January 20–26) by urging all Canadians to quit smoking and vaping for better oral and overall health.

New Years Resolution - Cannabis

January 2, 2019

The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals. With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, dental hygienists urge everyone to think carefully before using cannabis, given its negative impact on oral health.