Responses to Key Issues - 2011


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CDHA's advocacy pays off

October 14, 2011 - CDHA's advocacy pays off....join us in celebrating two milestones in access to care for First Nations and Inuit clients

  1. New pilot project in Ontario enables dental hygienists to direct bill for services
  2. Alberta pilot project participants can now e-bill

CDHA recommends improvements to Accreditation

September 16, 2011
CDHA recommends improvements to the accreditation process in two areas, including strategic issues and operational issues. To read the letter click here.

CDHA calls for removal of supervision clause in Nunavut regulations

May 13, 2011
CDHA writes to the Dental Hygiene Registrar in Nunavut to advocate for changes in regulations that would allow dental hygienists to practice independently from dentists. We also call for requirements for continuing education. To read the letter click here.

Celebrating success of the Alberta NIHB pilot project and advocating for expansion in MB, NS, ON, SK.

May 4, 2011
CDHA reports the success of the First Nations Inuit Health Branch Pilot project in Alberta to provide dental hygiene services directly to clients and advocates for expansion of the pilot project in MB, NS, ON, and SK.


CDHA successfully lobbies for CIHR fellowship funding for dental hygienists

April 28, 2011
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research have added dental hygienists to the list of health professionals who are eligible for fellowship funding, which includes a research allowance of $5,000 per annum, and/or a stipend of between $40,000 to $50,000 per annum. Fellowships provide support for highly qualified candidates at the post-PhD or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.

Bring Oral Health Messages to your local candidates

April 8, 2011
An election provides an ideal opportunity for you to speak to your local politician to raise awareness of oral health issues and the important role that dental hygienists play in improving oral health.

Consultation on the draft NDHCB Competencies

15 March 2011
CDHA provides input on the draft NDHCB Competencies that will form the basis of the next NDHCB exam.
Read the letter (PDF)

Rural and Northern Health Care Framework Consultation

February 28, 2011
CDHA contributed to a consultation on rural and northern health care in Ontario. We advocated for alternative models for oral health service delivery that make best use of independently practicing dental hygienists.

CDHA Advocates for changes to Quebec legislation

February 16, 2011
CDHA provided recommendations and rationale for changes to the Quebec legislation. To read the advocacy letter here for English and click here for French.

CDHA Support Letter to PEI to Support Self-Regulation

Jan. 25, 2011
The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is writing to you to provide strong support for a letter that was sent to you on November 28, 2010, from the Prince Edward Island Dental Hygienists Association requesting self-regulation for dental hygienists.
Read the letter (PDF)

CDHA advocates for changes to B.C. regulations and bylaws

Jan 13, 2011
CDHA analyzed the suggested changes to the dental hygiene regulations and bylaws and provided our recommendations and rationale.
Read the letter (PDF)