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-Your BCDHA Team
On December 5th, 2013 BCDHA Executive Director, Cindy Fletcher and Board Chair, Mandy Hayre had an opportunity to meet with B.C. Minister of Health, Terry Lake. The purpose of the meeting was to talk about how the BCDHA can work with government and other healthcare providers to strengthen the oral healthcare sector. Cindy and Mandy presented Minister Lake with a short informational handout that focused on dental hygienists as an underutilized primary health care resource.
BCDHA thanks Minister Lake for taking time out of his busy schedule to address some of the issues facing dental hygienists. The Association looks forward to an ongoing, collaborative relationship with the Minister.
Cherlyn Cortes is an HIV Nurse Educator at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). She has been an RN since 2005 and initially focused on sexual health and primary care. About two years ago she became an HIV Nurse Educator and focuses primarily on being a clinical mentor to front-line nurses and other health care workers. She educates in the areas of HIV treatment, care, and testing technologies.