ART Course – July 27 & 28, 2017 – Regina

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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.

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Spring Local Anesthetic Module – Winnipeg

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Creating the Ultimate Dental Hygiene Appointment

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Treat yourself with the gift of professional development and a power toothbrush! Join CDHA in Saskatoon on Friday, January 20, for a half-day workshop sponsored by Crest + Oral-B. Learn how to create the ultimate dental hygiene appointment so you can see a positive change in your workplace and clients. Spaces are limited and registration closes soon! Participants will receive the Crest + Oral-B Pro 5000 power toothbrush with Bluetooth technology.

In today’s competitive dental marketplace, it is imperative that you bring value to your dental hygiene practice or dental hygiene department. What can you do to make it stand out from the crowd? How can you create a loyal following and have clients value their appointments and take ownership of their oral health between visits?

Focus Group Opportunity

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Please join us on October 18th from 6:30 to 8pm at the SDHA office as part of an inter-professional collaborative project with a speech-language pathologist colleague. Oral health professionals (hygienists, assistants, therapists and dentists) are welcome to provide input on patient education materials that have been developed for patients with difficulties.  Your valuable feedback is appreciated and in return, coffee, tea, juice, snacks and Category C CCP credits will be offered for your time.  Please contact Kellie at if you are interested in participating.

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It’s that time again…

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All categories of dental hygiene licenses are up for renewal with current licenses expiring on October 31, 2016. The deadline for license renewals (both online and hard copy) is Monday, October 17, 2016.

To login online to the Members Section for license renewal, update contact information or check your CC Transcript.


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