This Blog is all about sharing my current perspective on all things "Dental Hygiene" related and is intended for dental professionals.
My goal is to help dental enthusiasts learn, grow, get-involved, and love their profession as much as possible!
I've spent over 10 years of my career being part of the CDHO quality assurance program, as a peer assessor. From 2006 - 2017.
I know the quality assurance audit and submission process has it's ups and downs, but overall I think we can all agree there has been some great improvements over the years. The changes are all about making it a smooth and transparent process to meet the needs of registrants.
I have recently read on a dental hygiene network/social media platform that some RDH 's in Ontario are not happy with the QA program. They are challenging the need for such a rigorous process. I can honestly say out of the hundreds of QA records I have assessed there has been a need for some registrants to make changes, in order to meet standards of practice. There has also been essential learning that has occurred due to the QA process. It's been shown to work and benefits the professional and in-turn the public.
Working towards not just maintaining a professional co…
What if you had the chance to change someone's life, provide services to those in need, be part of raising awareness for access to care issues across our country, while highlighting the role of the dental hygienist as a key oral health care provider.
This is truly what "Gift from the Heart" is all about.
It's about using our platform, our voice and and our skills as registered dental hygienists to give back to the community and make a difference in oral health and general health outcomes.
Each province across Canada is dealing with a variety of access to care issues, some more complex than others. However, the reality is Canadians of all ages are not able to access regular dental care. GFTH was created to meet the needs of these people and fill the gap that exists.
As dental hygienists we can provide a variety of preventative services, but even more importantly we can help identify red flags, risk factors, and areas of concern that are related to conditions such as h…