It's all about utilizing our skills as registered dental hygienists to give back to the community.
We know as dental professionals there are young and the old across Canada that are not able to access regular dental care for themselves or their family. GFTH has designated a day ( This year- Saturday April 6th) where we can all unite to provide no cost dental care to those in need.
As dental hygienists we can decide to focus on an area of our scope of practice that meets the needs of the population we are planning on serving. For example, oral hygiene instruction, fluoride treatment, scaling/debridement, oral cancer screening, smoking cessation, and nutritional counselling.
What's really amazing about the day is each and every volunteer decides on the services they want to provide and the amount of time they're able to give on April 6th. There will be registered dental hygienists seeing clients in private prac…