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Call for Nominations – SDHA Council Vacancy

Posted by admin On July - 9 - 2018

At this time, the SDHA is extending a Call for Nominations for one (1) Registered Dental Hygienist who is interested in serving on the SDHA Council for a three (3) year term – October 2018 through to October 2021. The election to fill the Council vacancies will occur at the SDHA AGM on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Regina.

The SDHA Council consists of 6 elected dental hygienists and 3 public representatives appointed by government.

Now is the opportune time to consider the difference your participation could make on the SDHA Council. If you or someone you know is interested in contributing their time, talent and wisdom to the growth of the SDHA, please submit the Biography Form to the SDHA office no later than Friday, August 24, 2018.


Saskatchewan Polytechnic is offering a Local Anesthesia continuing education course at Regina Campus, Regina SK. The course is for Registered Dental Hygienists who have not taken a local anesthesia course in their undergraduate program or who have taken a course but do not meet the licensing body’s restrictions on local anesthetic administration.

August 23, 24, 25, 26, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Course Information

SK Polytechnic Farewell Celebration

Posted by admin On April - 25 - 2018

Pilates for Dental Hygienists’ Information Night

Posted by admin On August - 9 - 2017

Does This Look familiar? Do you suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain? Are you worried about your future as a Dental Hygienist?

   Pilates for Dental Hygienists’ Information Night

   When: August 15, 2017 at 6:45 PM

   Where: Lead Pilates 10-214 Joseph Okemasis Dr, Saskatoon

Please join us to learn more about the new Pilates for Dental Hygienists’ Program.  The evening will include Pilates demonstrations, refreshments & information regarding the new pilot program.  The 16-week program is developed to strengthen & re-align your upper body from poor ergonomics & repetitive work place strain. The goal for this program is to decrease chronic pain & increase the longevity of your career as a dental hygienist. By completing the program, you will earn 16 CE credits that can be submitted to the SDHA. The hour-long class will run Tuesdays at 6:45 pm from September 5, 2017 to December 19, 2017.  The cost of the program will be $160 & is limited to 15 people.  A second class may be available if there is enough interest. Each person that attends the information night will receive a free class from Lead Pilates & 1 CE Credit.  Contact for more information.


ART Course – July 27 & 28, 2017 – Regina

Posted by admin On June - 1 - 2017



Atraumatic restorative therapy (ART) is a procedure that utilizes adhesive restorative materials to provide interim restoration of decayed teeth. Hand instruments are often used to remove carious tooth tissue. No local anaesthesia or electrical instruments are required. ART delivers a provisional procedure for populations that do not have immediate access to full dental care. Dental hygienists placing temporary restorations must ensure that the client is aware of the temporary nature of the restorations and must advise clients to obtain further dental care from a dentist or dental therapist. Throughout this course dental hygienists will learn to provide ART through both lecture and hands-on clinical and laboratory experiences. Lectures include, but are not limited to, a review of anatomy, caries development and identification, indications and contraindications for ART, patient education, risk assessment, and referral. Clinical and laboratory sessions include pulp testing, use of hand instruments, and mixing and placing glass ionomer cement.

Brochure and Registration Form