Early Bird Deadline for SOHP Conference – August 11th

Posted by admin On July - 30 - 2014Comments Off

The early bird deadline for the Saskatchewan Oral Health Professions Conference is fast approaching: August 11, 2014.  You can register at: ////saskoralhealthconference.com/.

If you are booking a hotel, do so as soon as possible!

SDHA Summer Update

Posted by admin On June - 27 - 2014Comments Off

Summer is here and with that brings many exciting things for you and the SDHA alike.

We will not be sending out a mail-out package this July as in past years. All of the information can be found here on the SDHA website.  Please review your CC Transcript to ensure all CC Credits are accurate and also view upcoming Professional Development sessions being offered.

Save the Date for Upcoming Professional Development:

  1. Saskatchewan Oral Health Professions Annual Conference held in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry (CAPHD)

       2.  SDHA and SDAA Present Jo-Anne Jones

    • Topics will be:
      • Communicating with Impact:  The Silent Power of a Great Team
      • Oral Cancer – An Emerging Pandemic?
    • November 8, 2014
    • Queensbury Convention Centre – Evraz Place, Regina
    • Course brochure
    • Register by submitting completed form and fee to the SDAA (see Course Brochure)

3.  Creating a Tobacco-Free Future for the People of Saskatchewan

    • January 17, 2015
    • Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon
    • Interdisciplinary professional development event
    • More information and online registration will be available in the fall

4.  SDHA 45th Anniversary and 2-Day Dental Hygiene Conference

    • April 17 & 18, 2015
    • Travelodge, Saskatoon
    • More information and online registration will be available in the fall


Dental Hygiene Identity Statement

Posted by admin On June - 5 - 2014Comments Off

DH Identity Statement

Is dental hygiene a profession? Who decides whether it is or is not? What does professional status (or lack thereof) mean for dental hygienists today and in the future? What can individual dental hygienists, associations and regulatory colleges do to foster greater professionalism? Find answers to these questions by reviewing the presentation “Are We a Profession? The Professional Status of Dental Hygiene and Its Impact on Your Career”, given by Bernard Gauthier, PhD from the 2013 Educators’ Workshop.

May Update

Posted by admin On May - 9 - 2014Comments Off

On behalf of the SDHA council and staff, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to those that attended the AGM and Professional Development on Saturday, May 3rd in Regina.  It was well attended and we received great feedback.

Just a quick update on a few items of interest:

  1. e-CPS Course
  2. Making a Difference Contest
    • We had an overwhelming response to the contest this year. About 150 emails were received by clients commending their dental hygienist for making such a difference in their lives.  It was wonderful to see the positive and inspiring stories, and it makes me really proud to be part of this profession. The winner of the contest was Gerrard Weinberger.  He and his client received recognition at the AGM where they were presented each an iPad mini.  Due to the amount and quality of emails we received, we also chose 4 honorable mentions, and those dental hygienists are: Lisa Ogle, Nancy Newby, Darlene Lonseth and Kristin Clark.  Congratulations to all dental hygienists for truly making a difference in the lives or your clients and your community!!
  3. Community Oral Health Education Kits
    • The SDHA has Oral Heath Education Kits for you to use in your communities!  We are looking for dental hygienists to volunteer in communities throughout Saskatchewan that would be able to assist us. We would provide you with a kit, then you would be in charge of lending it to others in your community. It can be loaned out to other dental hygienists, youth mentors, health care providers and teachers to       educate children and caregivers on positive oral health behaviors. The kit is easy for anyone to educate others about oral health and its link to your overall health and well-being. It includes a magnetic board,       magnets and a large toothbrush to help display these important messages.   If you are able to volunteer, please email Chris Gordon, Member Services Coordinator at sdhamemberservices@sasktel.net

Save the Date – Upcoming Professional Development

Posted by admin On March - 20 - 2014Comments Off

1. Saturday, April 5, 2014 – Aboriginal Awareness & Motivational Interviewing

  • 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Western Development Museum, Saskatoon
  • Dr. Rosamund Harrison & Elodie Jordens
  • Contact the SDAA at 306-252-2769 to register


2. Saturday, May 3, 2014 – SDHA AGM and Professional Development

  • 9:00am  to 4:00pm
  • The Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina
  • Topic: Orofacial Myology – Addressing Functional Patterns – Vera Horn
  • Online Registration


3. Thursday, May 29, 2014  -  eCPS (Online      Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties)

  • 7:00pm to  9:00pm
  • Saskatoon, venue TBD
  • Instruction & information on how to use the eCPS – Michael Gaudette
  • Online registration
Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists’ Association (SDHA)
1024 8th street east, Saskatoon S7H 0R9 Ph: (306) 931-7342 Fax: (306) 931-7334 Email:sdha@sasktel.net