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

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

Happy Holidays

Posted by admin On December - 27 - 2013Comments Off

xmas party 2013

On behalf of the staff at the SDHA, we would like to wish you the warmest of holiday seasons and a wonderful 2014.

The SDHA is now on Facebook! Please follow this link and “LIKE” us - We will be using this page to post news and events to members, and also as a means for open discussion.

License Renewal Memos, brochures for upcoming Professional Development and the fall issue of the SDHA Edge will be mailed on October 30, 2013


Effective October 31, 2013, the website will be open to begin processing 2014 license renewals with electronic payment options (Visa and MasterCard).  As an incentive to complete your renewal online, those members that renew online prior to January 6, 2014 will be entered into a draw for complimentary professional development through CDHA and SDHA.

  • CDHA: The Oral Cancer Awareness course (7 credits and a value $149)
  • SDHA: One full day course complimentary in the 2014 calendar year

In order to make the renewal process more cost efficient and GREEN, hard copies of the license application forms will not be printed and mailed to members.  If you would prefer to submit your license renewal by mail, you can either print a hard copy license renewal form from the website, or call the SDHA office and request a hard copy to be sent to you.  Members renewing by hard copy/mail are not eligible for the draw for complimentary professional development or to pay by credit card; this is only available to renewals completed online.

The deadline for license renewals (both online and hard copy) is Monday, January 6, 2014.   This earlier deadline allows for the processing of license renewals prior to the license expiration date of January 15.  If you are submitting by hard copy, cheques may still be postdated to January 15, 2014. Please be advised that a LATE FEE of $100.00 will be applied to any license renewal not processed by the expiration date of January 15, 2014.


To login online to the Members Section for license renewal, update contact information or check your CC Transcript, the following is required:

  • Visit
  • On the right margin you will see the Member Login
  • User ID: your SDHA #
  • Password: Upon initial login, you would have been prompted to create a password.  If you cannot remember your password, attempt a guess.  If it is incorrect, you will offered a PASSWORD RESET.
  • If you have problems logging in, please contact the SDHA at  306-931-7342 or


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