National Oral Health Month
National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) took place on April 4‒10, 2023, as part of Oral Health Month in Canada. This week emphasized, “Oral Health for Total Health”.
This year, Nova Scotia's registered dental hygienists (RDHs) implemented initiatives for National Oral Health Month and National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) activities in-person or virtually.
Over the past three years, dental hygienists have found new, creative ways to deliver oral health initiatives to Nova Scotians. An example of this is, instead of in-person presentations, dental hygienists have been using virtual platforms to speak to groups on oral health. During National Oral Health Month, Nova Scotia's dental hygienists used their social media platforms to spread the message of ‘Oral Health for Total Health’.
During April 2023, the CDHNS launched a new initiative as part of the CDHNS’s commitment to reach all Nova Scotians to get out the messages that:
(1) oral health is important to overall health, and
(2) dental hygienists are an integral partner in helping Nova Scotians achieve oral health.
New in 2023!
Educational Brochure "Oral Health for Your Infant"
The CDHNS has once again partnered with Leslie Kenwell, RDH, in creating an educational brochure., Oral Health for Your Infant. This brochure will be a useful tool to help educate clients on infant oral care.
An electronic version of this brochure is available here.
The CDHNS has a limited number of printed copies available for dental hygienists. If you are interested in obtaining some brochures to distribute to clients in your practice setting, please submit your request to the CDHNS via email to Kelly Hurlburt @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2021, the CDHNS developed a short 30-second commercial to highlight dental hygiene practice from a regulatory standpoint. The focus was on ensuring the public receives safe, ethical, and compassionate oral health care from Nova Scotia registered dental hygienists. It was broadcast on CTV channels across the province during the week of April 19-25, 2021.
The commercial is also embedded at the top of this page. You may access it directly via YouTube as well.
We are encouraging all RDHs to disseminate this commercial in 2023 through their social media once again.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Information Brochure for clients
The CDHNS partnered with Leslie Kenwell, RDH, in creating a brochure on silver diamine fluoride (SDF).
This brochure will be a useful tool to help educate clients on SDF.
The CDHNS has a limited number of printed copies available for dental hygienists. If you are interested in obtaining some brochures to distribute to clients in your practice setting, please submit your request to the CDHNS via email to Kelly Hurlburt at email@example.com.