The Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour. All members of the Association are invited to attend.
This is an important time to learn about our profession. Come join us for this HALF DAY EVENT to hear the latest updates on current issues impacting the Dental Hygiene profession, both provincially and nationally.
Continental breakfast and refreshments included.
Pre-registration is required. Visit the BCDHA website for registration form at, www.bcdha.com.
Excerpted from the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia.
Under current regulation, dental hygienists in B.C. may provide services within
their Scope of Practice only if a patient has been examined by a dentist within
the past 365 days, or on the same day prior to treatment; those hygienists with
a residential care licence are exempt from this requirement. Any specific and
appropriate instructions which may be given by the dentist must be followed.
CDHBC has been working to remove this restriction due to the
inaccessibility/unavailability of dentists to many clients in remote areas or
with physical restrictions, which therefore limits their access to dental
hygiene care. It is the College’s position that these clients should be given
the choice to receive diagnosis and care from a dental hygienist if they are
unable to access a dentist; the hygienist would then be required to provide the
appropriate referrals and assist with facilitating referrals to a dentist or
other oral health care professionals as necessary.