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The CRDHA seeks new members to join Public Advisors Network

The Public Advisors Network (the PAN) is seeking the voice and perspective of a diverse group of Albertans to help inform the regulation of the dental assisting and hygiene professions in Alberta. The PAN is a new initiative of the College of Registered Dental…

Posted on May 11th

April 4th to 10th is National Dental Hygienists Week!

April 4th to 10th is National Dental Hygienists Week™! Edmonton’s High Level Bridge will be lit purple on the evening of Monday, April 4th to recognize the profession. This year, the theme of National Dental Hygiene week is "Oral Health for Total Health,"…

Posted on Apr 4th

The Passing of Dental Hygiene Leader Margaret Maclean

The College would like to recognize the passing of Margaret Maclean, a leader in the field of dental hygiene in Alberta, who passed away on March 7, 2022. Margaret was appointed to establish the University of Alberta's School of Dental Hygiene. At the time, there…

Posted on Mar 16th

COVID-19 Public Health Measures Eased in Step 2

On March 1, the Province of Alberta will enter Step 2 of their plan to ease public health measures. As some public health measures are being lifted and our communities are learning to live with COVID-19, registered dental hygienists are reminded to remain diligent…

Posted on Feb 28th

Virtual Continuing Competence Event

On November 20, the College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia is hosting a Virtual Continuing Competency Event.   The one day event, "Enriching Awareness of the Dental Hygienist: Clinically, ethically and personally" can be taken by RDHs and submitted for Continuing…

Posted on Oct 22nd

Dental Hygiene Clients Required

The College requires volunteer clients for a Performance Exam to test dental hygiene applicants for registration. Do you know anyone who has not seen a Registered Dental Hygienist recently and may want $100? Please contact the College for information and to book…

Posted on Oct 7th

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Federal Government recently passed legislation to make today, September 30th, a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. September 30th also marks Orange Shirt Day, which is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM)…

Posted on Sep 30th

News Release: A Statement on Behalf of the Federation of Dental Hygiene Regulators of Canada (FDHRC) and the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board

To our valued stakeholders: On behalf of the Federation of Dental Hygiene Regulators of Canada (FDHRC) and the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board (NDHCB), we are announcing the formal decision to amalgamate our two organizations into a single national…

Posted on Sep 27th

Upcoming Changes to COVID-19 Public Health Actions

On July 28, 2021, the Government of Alberta announced changes to the COVID-19 Public Health Actions. These changes, which go into effect on August 16, 2021 include: Mask use for public transit, including ride share vehicles, taxis, motor coaches and shuttles will…

Posted on Jul 29th

Alberta Heath Monitoring Cases of Myocarditis and Pericarditis Following COVID-19 Vaccine

A new resource has been published by Alberta Health regarding the monitoring of cases of myocarditis and/or pericarditis following the COVID-19 vaccine. Read the full document.  The resource was developed to provide health professionals, including dental hygienists,…

Posted on Jul 22nd

COVID-19 Vaccine Video Series

19 To Zero is a dedicated coalition of academics, public health experts, behavioural economists, and creative professionals working to understand, engage with, and ultimately shift public perceptions around COVID-19 behaviours and vaccination. As part of their…

Posted on Jul 7th

Upcoming Webinar - COVID Science: Cutting Through the Noise

The Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology at the University of Alberta is hosting a free online webinar, "COVID Science: Cutting Through the Noise" on Tuesday, June 22. Learn how misinformation about COVID is having a tremendously adverse impact on public discourse,…

Posted on Jun 15th

COVID-19 Vaccination and Stage 1 Reopening Updates

The Government of Alberta has announced that second vaccine doses are being offered in stages to Albertans born in 2009 or earlier beginning June 1, 2021. Every approved vaccine has met Health Canada's strict standards for safety, quality and effectiveness. Everyone…

Posted on Jun 4th

Mask Exemption Requirements Updated in Alberta

Dental hygienists and clients should be aware that Alberta Health has updated the rules around masking and exceptions for medical conditions. Masks remain mandatory in all indoor public places and indoor workplaces unless you qualify for an exception. As of May…

Posted on May 21st

Update of Oral Sedation Practices for Registered Dental Hygienists

It is the role of the CRDHA to embrace leading regulatory practices and update Practice Standards and Guidelines in order to protect the public. There has been changes to Provincial Standards regarding sedation and how to keep the public safe. The CRDHA is currently…

Posted on Apr 26th

Dental Hygienists Included in Phase 2C of COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Earlier this week, the Government of Alberta announced that health care workers as outlined in Phase 2C of Alberta’s COVID-19 Immunization Program are now eligible to book their immunization appointments through Alberta Health Services or their local pharmacy.…

Posted on Apr 16th

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 1 to 7, 2021 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week in Canada. Eating disorders can be manifested in several ways. Current diagnostic categories include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other specified or unspecified feeding or eating disorders,  selective…

Posted on Feb 5th
Logo for World Cancer Day 2021

February 4th is World Cancer Day

February 4th is World Cancer Day. Do not underestimate the power and action of the dental hygiene collective to save lives. By educating and informing ourselves and clients about oral cancers and the importance of oral cancer screening, you can make a difference.…

Posted on Feb 3rd

Massage Therapy Referrals

In order to access massage therapy services at this time during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Alberta is requiring patients to have a referral from a medical doctor or another regulated health professional. College registrants are reminded that, as…

Posted on Jan 12th

Recruitment request for research participants for a national study on barriers to students with disabilities in health professional programs, including dental hygiene

The College has been asked by a research team operating out of the University of British Columbia to recruit participants for a national study investigating the barriers and facilitators to the inclusion of students with disabilities in health and human service…

Posted on Jan 4th