Practice SUPPORTs

Q&A Articles

Documentation practices – Should you be concerned?
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Employee Rights…Should I get paid for Staff Meetings?
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Have you ever been asked to do a ‘working interview’?
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ARTICLES \ Websites & More

Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Management
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Purevac Positioning Guide
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Poverty: A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers
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EBH – Evidence Based Healthcare
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CPR-Basic Life Support Certification Resource
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Return to Work or Employment Issues

If you need help after viewing the Employment Law Webinar, BCDHA has retained Lia Moody of Samfiru Tumarkin Law Firm to provide expertise on return-to-work & employment issues.

Email with Subject: “LEGAL QUESTION” and we will consider whether it is appropriate for us to consult directly with Lia.


The Comprehensive Refresher Program modules were developed by a team of BC Dental Hygiene educators. This self-study review program has been tailored to suit all dental hygienists – from those who completed their dental hygiene education many years ago, right up to the most recent graduates. This refresher program is flexible and can be customized to give you just what you need. It consists of 21 self-study modules, with each module focussing on a specific area of dental hygiene practice. These modules help hygienists to both prepare for the CDHBC’s QAP Assessment Tool, and to address individual learning goals. Originally developed in 2012, these modules have been re-written to include up-to-date information and address current QAP criteria. These modules are sold as downloadable pdf documents.

BCDHA Fee Guides

This guide has been developed by the British Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association for use by dental hygienists who are not working in the traditional dental practice setting. This guide is available to dental hygienists that operate their own dental hygiene practices. NOTE: The fee guide comes into effect February 1st. Dental hygienists who work in the traditional dentist office setting will continue to bill using the dentist’s number and fees. Click here to view the CDHA National List of Service Codes

2022 BCDHA Dental Hygiene Services Fee Guide
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2022 Abridged Dental Hygiene Services Fee Guide
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2021 BCDHA Dental Hygiene Services Fee Guide
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2021 Abridged Dental Hygiene Services Fee Guide
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If you require a copy of past fee guides, contact


– PBC will pay fee code 00971 at the rate of 00125, which is limited to two units per patient per calendar year.
– 00971 will be eligible for a temporary period for dates of service between April 6, 2020 and the removal of emergency care restrictions coinciding with recommendations of the provincial health officer.
– Code 00971 is not covered for the First Nations Health Authority (Policy: 40000).


The Jane App Webinar
June 28, 2018



BCDHA Presents: Autism Quest, Robbie Messer and His Life With Autism

Originally Livestreamed by BCDHA on Tuesday July 5th, 2022

Check out our video and join us for a fascinating discussion of Autism and Oral Health.

Things you’ll learn:

  • Identify common struggles people with autism face in everyday life
  • List strategies for providing oral care services for clients with autism
  • Discuss inclusive language for use with people who live with a disability.


Robbie Messer was born on August 17th, 1999.

He was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Early intervention, a supportive family, and hard work helped shape Robbie into someone who became successful academically and socially.

In his sophomore year, Robbie coordinated an Autism Day at his high school and created a video to help others understand it better. It was a great success across the school district, and Autism Day was held again in his junior and senior years.

Robbie’s “Autism Quest” carries on to this day. It is his pleasure to be an autism advocate and create awareness by sharing his experience with you.


Webinar: Health Canada Approves HPV Vaccine to Reduce Risk of Oropharyngeal Cancer

Originally Livestreamed by BCDHA on Tuesday June 14th, 2022

We invited all BCDHA members, and dental hygienists from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, for the first-of-its-kind webinar.

Never have the western provinces hosted an event like this.

This event highlights the recent Health Canada (HC) Notice of Compliance for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to reduce the risk of oropharyngeal cancer & head and neck cancer.


This is an important step forward and will significantly affect the oral health of Canadians.

Learn up-to-date information so that you and the dental team can make evidence-informed decisions regarding the care of your patients.

Celebrate the news of a head & neck cancer vaccine with your oral health colleagues from across western Canada.



Originally Livestreamed by BCDHA on Thursday June 9th, 2022

Do you have questions about the LGBTQIA2S+ community? 

Check out this video webinar and Q&A session with Ryan Rutar where we explore how to improve cultural humility and awareness with the LGBTQ+ community.

Learning Objectives that guided the presentation are, how to:

• Recognize our unconscious bias and increase our emotional intelligence
• Identify familiar terms used by the LGBTQIA2S+ community
• Develop different strategies for at risk individuals
• Recognize effects in the mouth during Gender Confirmation
• Modify strategies to enhance cultural humility within our office

Ryan D Rutar, RDH, MAM, BS, BA 

Ryan is the President and Co-Founder of Pearly White Prevention, LLC. He consults in dental offices to help empower the dentist/hygiene relationship and coaches hygienists that want to change the way they deliver care. He has a dual role at Morning Glory Dental private practice. He works as a clinical hygienist and streamlines hygiene as the Dental Hygiene Manager. In 2021, He was the honored recipient of the “Hearts to Hands Award.” by Phillips and RDH Magazine. He also developed the first “Rutar Toothbrush Meditation Technique” to combine health of mind and mouth. Ryan empowers dental professionals to create change and how they can contribute to their practice. He is focused on mental health and the LGBTQIA2S+ community. If you would like to learn more, he may be contacted through his website –


Tuesday April 26. 2022

Please enjoy the replay of the video webinar on employment law featuring Vancouver-based employment lawyer Lia Moody.

In this wide-ranging 90 minute Q&A Lia addresses many questions directly from BCDHA and CDA Alliance members about workplace safety, contract and salary concerns, mat leave details, and much more.

Lia Moody, B.A., LL.B.

Lia Moody is a Vancouver employment lawyer and Managing Partner of Samfiru Tumarkin LLP’s Vancouver office, focusing on Labour and Employment Law in British Columbia.

* If you are a current BCDHA or CDA Alliance member and require the password, please email us at

Wages and Benefits for the Clinical Dental Hygienist: Are Yours Keeping Up?

March 22, 2022

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The Myths and Secrets of Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice with Dr. John Gilbert

January 18, 2022




BCDHA/BCDA Co-Webinar: The Effect of COVID-19 on the Oral Health of Elders Living in LTC 

November 22, 2021




Public Health Crisis – Health Threats and How Dental Hygiene Can Support an Equitable, Sustainable and Resilient Recovery from COVID-19
October 5, 2021




The Oral Systemic Message: Our Clients have never been more ready, are you?
September 21, 2021

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Dental Hygienists – How to Survive Clinical Practice!
June 10, 2021


HPV-Risk Management and Prevention Strategies
May 19, 2021

MHx Update Form  (This document may not open on your Smart phone)


HPV-The Impact on Screening Practices
April 21, 2021

Printable BCDHA HPV Campaign Handout

HPV-Related Head and Neck
Cancers: A Changing Epidemiology
March 24, 2021

Printable BCDHA HPV Campaign Poster


PPE is not enough
Protecting you & your patients during and after COVID-19!
February 24, 2021


Oral Telehealth:
Assess, Capture & Connect!
July 29, 2020

Handout Oral Telehealth

Employment Law Webinar
May 28, 2020

Transforming Health Benefits for BC First Nations
May 13, 2020

Handout FNHA Benefits Transformation

Income Protection for the Dental Hygienist
June 11, 2019

Antibiotic Stewardship
September 9, 2019

Vaccine Hesitancy – What does the Dental Hygienist need to know?
November 29, 2019

Regulatory Changes
November 6, 2019

Radiographic Interpretation for Dental Hygiene
April 17, 2017