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ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER

BCDHA is proud to have advocated over the past months for dental hygienists to be included as one of the professions who will be able to provide COVID-19 vaccines. Thank you to the CDHBC and Government for supporting this advocacy work and moving the order through. Keep an eye on our site and CDHBC as more information becomes available.

Read the order here.

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MESSAGE FROM BCDHA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ANDREA BURTON

We have received hundreds of letters over the past few days regarding the Quality Assurance Program for dental hygienists in BC. We will answer each one individually, but it’s going to take a bit of time – in the meantime, please see the attached note of thanks to all who have shared their thoughts and concerns.”

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BCDHA Statement on Changes to B.C.’s Vaccination Rollout

Click here to read.

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BCDHA Covid-19 Survey

We hope that your loved ones and yourselves had a warm and safe holiday season. BCDHA is committed to supporting our members through the developing COVID-19 pandemic and would like your help to continue to understand BC dental hygienists’ ongoing situations since our July 2020 survey.  Please help us by completing our survey.

This survey should take approximately 9-12 minutes to complete. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact us at info@bcdha.com.

Complete survey here.



BCDHA is pleased to offer this complimentary webinar:

PPE is not enough
Protecting you & your patients during and after COVID-19!

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 – 7:00-8:00 pm
Speaker: Martha Szczepulski, BDSc(DH), DHP(c), PID

For information and registration click here.


BCDHA is pleased to bring you this complimentary webinar series:

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Head & Neck Cancer
Our Critical Role & Responsibility

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 7:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 – 7:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 – 7:00-8:00 pm

Did you know that the proportion of oropharyngeal cancers has risen sharply in Canada, with oral HPV infection cited as a risk factor? Nearly 75% of all oropharyngeal cancers are HPV-related. These engaging virtual learning opportunities can be viewed individually or watch all 3 to strengthen your knowledge. You will learn what the medical community has learned about the HPV infection, why this information is essential to dental hygiene practice, and what we can implement immediately.

Learn more here.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) presents:

Recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) on the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine – An online open-access webinar for health care providers, hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID). Health care providers will be informed on the NACI recommendations on the use of this COVID-19 vaccine, followed by Q&A with the presenters.
Friday December 18, 2020 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm (EST). For more information on this webinar and to register click here.


VIRTUAL FIRESIDE CHAT 

Thanks to those who joined our last virtual chat where we had guest speaker Ajit Johal answer your questions on the Covid-19 vaccine. Be sure to join us again on February 22, 2021,  from 7 pm – 8 pm to hear the latest update from your association and have the opportunity to discuss topics important to you in your oral health offices.
If you have a particular issue or subject you’d like to discuss, please send your ideas to info@bcdha.com or wjobs@bcdha.com to help us plan future chats.

Feel free to join the chat at any time and stay as-long-as you like. This chat is complimentary and there is no need to pre-register

For more details on this chat click here. 

To join chat click here.


Spread the word! Help people to see their dental hygienist as part of their primary health care plan!

Print this pdf format to hand out to clients and post in your office or around your neighbourhood.

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