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Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Supports the Inuit Oral Health Action Plan

December 9, 2014

Healthier teeth are leading to healthier lives across Inuit Nunangat, thanks to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s continued commitment to oral health. The latest initiative of Healthy Teeth, Healthy Lives: The Inuit Oral Health Action Plan saw the distribution of Inuit-specific handouts and activity sheets in English and Inuktitut. The materials, now available for download on ITK’s website, include tips and facts on baby, toddler, and adult tooth care.

Canada’s Dental Hygienists call for Federal Leadership in Health Care

December 2, 2014

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), a member of the Health Action Lobby (HEAL), supports the HEAL consensus statement launched today calling for the federal government to embrace the Canadian Way of addressing national health issues through compassion, consensus, and collaboration.

Universal Childrens Day 2014

November 18, 2014

On November 20, dental hygienists across Canada will celebrate Universal Children’s Day and reconfirm their commitment to promoting and protecting children’s rights, including the right to good oral and overall health, education, and freedom from harm.

Diabetes and Dental Hygiene

November 3, 2014

As Canadians mark National Diabetes Awareness Month this November, dental hygienists remind us that oral health professionals are important members of the diabetes health care team.

How Sweet It Is—Proper Dental Hygiene at Halloween

October 27, 2014

Canada’s dental hygienists remind all ghosts and goblins preparing for a night of Halloween fun to be BEWARE of cavities on October 31 and beyond.

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

October 7, 2014

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Mandy Hayre, at its recent annual general meeting in Moncton, New Brunswick. Mandy hails from British Columbia and joins president-elect Donna Scott (Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories) and directors Gerry Cool (Alberta), Janel Parkinson (Saskatchewan), Mary Bertone (past president, Manitoba), Sandy Lawlor (Ontario), Sophia Baltzis (Quebec), Joanne Noye (Nova Scotia), Tracy Bowser (Prince Edward Island), Tiffany Ludwicki (Newfoundland & Labrador), and Wendy Taylor (New Brunswick) on CDHA’s board for 2014‒2015.

CDHA forges important partnerships with dental industry

October 2, 2014

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes in working with dental industry leaders to enhance both the dental hygiene profession and oral health overall. CDHA is committed to growing successful partnerships with these companies who are global frontrunners in innovative oral health care products and enlightened ambassadors for the profession.

Dental Hygienists Promote Oral Health for Older Adults

September 29, 2014

On October 1, Canadians will honour and 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.

Celebrating Excellence in Oral Health and Dental Hygiene

September 10, 2014

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize eighteen leaders in oral health for their outstanding contributions to the profession of dental hygiene, the national association, and to the overall health and well-being of the Canadian public. 

Canada's Dental Hygienists Recognize the Passing of the Honourable Jim Flaherty

April 11, 2014

On behalf of the entire dental hygiene community, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) wishes to express sincere condolences on the passing of former Finance Minister, The Honourable Jim Flaherty.

Dental Hygiene and Your Diet

March 26, 2014

March is National Nutrition Month and a perfect opportunity for dental hygienists to remind Canadians of the important link between proper nutrition and oral health

Embrace Your Oral Health April 6-12: National Dental Hygienists Week

March 21, 2014

April is Oral Health Month in Canada, and an important part of the celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™), which takes place from April 6–12. Sponsored by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), a national organization representing more than 26,800 dental hygienists across the country, NDHW™ is a perfect opportunity to take up the challenge of making oral hygiene a priority in your daily life. The week’s theme is “Oral Health for Total Health,” and it reminds us that taking care of our mouth, teeth, and gums positively impacts our overall health and well-being.

National Dental Hygienists Week Featured Articles

March 20, 2014

• Good oral hygiene is a must for Canada’s seniors - Word count: 270 
• Join the fight against early dental decay - Word count: 262 
• Teach kids how to take care of their teeth - Word count: 207 
• Oral hygiene is crucial to overall good health - Word count: 284 
• Embrace dental hygiene for life - Word count: 71 
• A dental hygienist is your partner in prevention - Word count: 255 
• Flash a memorable smile in just minutes - Word count: 130 
• National Dental Hygienists Week: April 6–12 - Word count: 251 
• Put more bite into injury prevention - Word count: 197 
• Watch for signs of oral cancer - Word count: 219 

Dental Hygienists Celebrate World Oral Health Day

March 17, 2014

On March 20, oral health professionals in 75 countries around the world will celebrate healthy smiles as part of World Oral Health Day (WOHD). Organized by the World Dental Federation, this annual event is designed to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining good oral health across the lifespan.

Dental Hygienists Take Oral Health to Heart

February 11, 2014

February is Heart Month in Canada and a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the risks of heart disease and stroke and the importance of making better lifestyle choices for optimal health. Dental hygienists—your partners in prevention—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 Have Heart Offering a Day of No-Cost Services

February 3, 2014

In celebration of Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, registered dental hygienists across Canada are opening their doors on Saturday, February 8, 2014, to provide no-cost preventive dental hygiene services as part of a national campaign.

Dental Hygienists Work to Improve Oral Cancer Outcomes

January 30, 2014

Dental hygienists in Canada have joined the global fight to help save the 1.5 million lives that the World Health Organization estimates are lost prematurely each year to cancer. As active supporters of World Cancer Day on February 4, dental hygienists remind Canadians that early detection and prevention strategies are key to improving treatment outcomes.

Tobacco and Your Teeth: Dental Hygiene For Life!

January 17, 2014

Canada’s dental hygienists will mark National Non-Smoking Week (January 19–25) by urging all Canadians to eliminate tobacco use for better oral and overall health.

Colgate-Palmolive and CDHA Award 24 Academic Admission Scholarships

January 15, 2014

n an effort to support the education of dental hygiene professionals, Colgate-Palmolive has established an annual academic admission scholarship, administered in partnership with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), to assist students enrolled in dental hygiene programs.

Make 2014 Your Year for Improved Oral Health

January 10, 2014

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 at this time of year, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook oral health when making choices about improving overall physical and mental wellness.