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.
Independent Practice Supports
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
If you require a copy of past fee guides, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
– 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).
As we move towards voluntary membership, you will notice some of our webinars are now password protected. If you are a dental hygienist or dental therapist in BC, or you are a CDA Alliance Member, send an email to email@example.com and we will forward the password to you.
Dementia and Implications for Oral Health presented by the Alzheimers Society
Thursday November 17, 2022
You will learn about signs and symptoms, effective communication strategies, and practical tools to support clients and associates living with dementia.
You can all play a role in making our community and workplace more inclusive and accessible.
This session will include Q&A and additional resources to support you in your career.
- – to recognize the signs and symptoms of dementia
- – to consider different strategies for supporting a person living with dementia
- – to apply knowledge using a case study
Courageous Conversations Part 01 – Mastering the Important Conversations You’ve Been Avoiding – Mindset
Tuesday November 8, 2022
Learn to have difficult conversations with ease.
A cornerstone of a productive, positive work culture is the ability to communicate within a team with compassion, accountability, non-judgement, and accuracy. It takes personal solid leadership to master conflict and challenging conversations, and that kind of leadership is an inside-out job.
This presentation will help dental professionals stop avoiding these critical conversations and learn to embrace and succeed with them by using a self-management checklist and a simple 3-step mindset framework.
This presentation includes real-life examples and tremendous inspiration about what can be accomplished professionally and personally when we assess and shift our mindset and internal emotional guidance system.
This is one of the most fun, enlightening, and inspiring programs you’ll ever attend and one of Katherine’s favourite topics to present. She believes these skills could change the world and that once you know them, you and your team will never be the same again. No more excuses… and no more limits.
In this course, you’ll learn:
- The cost and the gift of conflict in the workplace
- 3 steps to developing a positive leadership mindset and strong emotional platform
- A self-management checklist to use before you speak into conflict\
HPV Webinar: A Silent Killer Among Us – October 6, 2022
What the Oral Health Professional Needs to Know!
This event highlights the “Call to Action” by the Chief Dental Officer of Canada and the recent Health Canada (HC) Notice of Compliance for the HPV vaccine to reduce the risk of oropharyngeal cancer & head and neck cancer.
- Identify the referral pathway after a patient has received a diagnosis and the potential treatment and outcomes of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
- Discuss the indication, dosing schedule, effectiveness and safety profile of the HPV vaccine
- Identify communication strategies and supportive educational resources for the oral healthcare provider and the patient
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the password to access this members-only webinar.
Triunity Mortgage Group – August 10, 2022
Learn how you can benefit from a Triunity Mortgage.
Autism Quest: Robbie Messer and His Life With Autism – July 5, 2022
Let Robbie inspire you with his story – and provide you with tips that will help you support patients with Austism
Approval of HPV Vaccine to Reduce Risk of Oropharyngeal Cancer – June 14, 2022
Join us and a panel of experts to learn how you can support patients in learning more about HPV, risk and what they can do about it.
Never Assume: Making Space for Enhanced Cultural Humility with LGBTQIA2S+ Patients
Join Ryan Ruter, President and Co-Founder of Pearly White Prevention as he shares information on mental health and the LGBTQIA2S+ community – and how you can improve your own relationship with your patients.
Employment Rights with Lawyer Lia Moody: April 26, 2022
Lia has been working with BCDHA for several years to help Dental Hygienists and CDAs with job issues – contracts, loss of employment, change of hours, etc. If you need help, check out this webinar and if your question isn’t answered, email email@example.com and we’ll connect you directly to Lia – no cost to members!
Wages and Benefits for the Clinical Dental Hygienist: Are Yours Keeping Up?
March 22, 2022
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
For handouts referenced during this video please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-Related Head and Neck
Cancers: A Changing Epidemiology
March 24, 2021
Employment Law Webinar
May 28, 2020
Income Protection for the Dental Hygienist
June 11, 2019
September 9, 2019
Vaccine Hesitancy – What does the Dental Hygienist need to know?
November 29, 2019
The Jane App Webinar
June 28, 2018
November 6, 2019
Radiographic Interpretation for Dental Hygiene
April 17, 2017