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Laser Working Group

Posted by admin On November - 20 - 2015

The SDHA is in the process of reviewing our current policy relating to the use of lasers for dental hygienists in the treatment of periodontal disease. A Position Statement was developed in 2014 and the Council committed to performing a bi-annual review. It’s time to do that!

If you are interested in being part of the Laser Working Group to review literature, consult with experts and make a recommendation to Council regarding the use of lasers for dental hygienists, please contact the SDHA at 306-931-7342 ext 4, or

Member mailing coming this week

Posted by admin On November - 2 - 2015

Thanks to all who completed their license renewal by the new deadline.  Renewals have been processed and a mailing will be sent this week that includes:

  • Memo
  • License certificates and receipts
  • SDHA Newsletter
  • Brochure for 2nd Annual SDHA Conference – April 15 & 16, 2016
  • New address cards – The SDHA is moving this month.  Please update your SDHA contact info to:
    • SDHA, 1024 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 0R9

Mental Health First Aid Course

Posted by admin On September - 11 - 2015
Developed through the Mental Health Commission of Canada, this two-day certification course helps improve mental health literacy and gives participants the skills to provide early intervention to individuals developing or experiencing a mental health crisis. Trained mental health first-aid (MHFA) providers are able to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, provide initial support until either the crisis has resolved or appropriate treatment is found and provide guidance on follow-up care. With one in three Canadians experiencing some form of mental health problem at some point in life, the knowledge and skills acquired in this course have broad applications, including with family, friends, colleagues, coworkers, patients and oneself. This course employs a combination of lecture, small-group work, videos, case presentations and simulated scenarios to deliver the full 12-hour MHFA curriculum. Dr. Brothwell is certified to teach MHFA.

See Brochure

New Online Resource for Dental Hygienists

Posted by admin On September - 3 - 2015


Product information, webinars and other resources.  For information on upcoming webinars, check out this brochure.


Upcoming Professional Development

Posted by admin On August - 21 - 2015

The following Professional Development Opportunities are available to you:

  1. SOHP Annual Conference: Evraz Place, Regina – September 10-12, 2015.  Registration is available at:
  2. Clinical Update for the Dental Team: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg – Saturday, October 3, 2015.  BROCHURE LINK
  3. CDHA Conference: Victoria, BC – October 29-31, 2015.  Registration and Information available at:
  4. The College of Dentistry and the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan are offering the following CE courses.

    1. Facially Generated Treatment Planning

    2. Risk Management, Collaborative Practice & Ownership In Today’s Dental Practice

    For Further information, annual CE Calendar 2015-16, or to register online please visit the College of Dentistry website….…/alumni/continuing-education.php


Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists’ Association (SDHA)
1024 8th street east, Saskatoon S7H 0R9 Ph: (306) 931-7342 Fax: (306) 931-7334