“The importance of advocacy”

advocateBeing an advocate means that you hope to influence public-policy within existing social, economic and political frameworks and institutions.  Individuals can advocate, and so can groups.

Your professional association, the BC Dental Hygienist Association (BCDHA) and its national partner, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), is the body through which advocacy happens for the profession. The BCHDA operates under a simple guiding principle, that all British Columbians should have access to the quality preventative oral health care services that dental hygienists provide.  BCDHA collaborates with government, the regulatory body and clients in order to serve its members. Members get many benefits but of critical importance is a single body through which advocacy and promotion of the profession can occur.

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Gift from the heart- February 7, 2015



BCDHA proudly supports Gift from the heart!

Gift from the Heart is a day set aside for dental hygienists across Canada to provide no cost oral health services to those in need. It’s also a day to increase stakeholder’s awareness of just how many people face access to oral healthcare barriers in our province, and the important role that B.C. dental hygienists can play in addressing their needs.

Participating clinics in B.C. are:


Melinda Robertson RDH,
604 – 298 – 0049

Focus On Dental Hygiene, Cheri Wu RDH, Owner
141 Menzies Street,
Victoria, BC V8V 2G4
250-590-1931/ toothfairy@focusondh.com

Check out last year’s video to learn more about this great program!

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