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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
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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

Expanded recall for GUM Paroex rinse

Sunstar Americas Inc. is expanding its recall (from its October recall published on Nov 2) for its prescription anti-gingivitis oral rinse, GUM Paroex (Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12%) (DIN 02384272), to all lots on the Canadian market. The additional…

Posted on Jan 4th

Alberta Health Services recently updated COVID-19 FAQs

Alberta Health Services (AHS) recently updated their online COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document. While specifically written for AHS staff, it includes information which may be of interest to Alberta Dental Hygienists, as well as the public, including…

Posted on Jan 4th

Emerging issue: COVID-19 exposure in workplace common areas

Alberta OHS incident monitoring shows an emerging trend for COVID-19 exposure related to the failure of controls in workplace common areas. COVID-19 exposure in oral healthcare settings can increase: with failure to follow rules, procedures and guidance related…

Posted on Jan 3rd

Safety Alert on PPE from Health Canada

Health Canada is warning Canadians that the company Maskopia (formerly known as Medkem Canada Inc.) in Brampton, Ontario, has been selling personal protective equipment (PPE), including gowns, masks and gloves, via social media and websites such as Kijiji without…

Posted on Dec 22nd
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Reminder

This is just a reminder that the mandatory webinar, Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct, must be completed by December 31, 2020.  Please retain your certificate of completion for uploading when the CE component of the new registrant database…

Posted on Dec 17th

December 2020 Mini InTouch

The December 2020 issue of the Mini InTouch is in your inbox. ...

Posted on Dec 10th

Pre-Procedural Mouth Rinse

The College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta is aware of recently published research showing that a hydrogen peroxide pre-procedural rinse is largely ineffective in inactivating SARS-CoV-2. Also, a published systematic review found no evidence to support…

Posted on Dec 7th

Questionnaire on the pandemic impacts in healthcare workers

Below is an invitation to complete a short questionnaire on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers. This crowdsourcing initiative is a collaboration between Statistics Canada, Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian…

Posted on Nov 26th