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Why an Understanding of Head and Neck Anatomy Matters After Dental Hygienist Training

Dental hygiene is a critical field that ensures oral health and hygiene, directly impacting overall health and well-being. Dental hygienist training at CADH covers various aspects and emphasizes the crucial importance of a profound understanding of head and neck anatomy.  This knowledge goes beyond merely identifying teeth and gums, delving into the intricate structures and systems that support and affect oral health. Here’s why an in-depth grasp of head and neck anatomy is vital for

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Considering Restorative Dental Hygienist Training? The Latest in Tooth Whitening Technology

In the ever-evolving field of dental care, the demand for bright, white smiles stays the same. This aesthetic desire drives continuous advancements in dental treatments, particularly in tooth whitening. After restorative dental hygienist training, tooth whitening goes beyond the aesthetics of a bright smile for many of your patients. Rather, it’s about oral health and confidence.  Understanding and applying the latest tooth whitening technology is crucial for those pursuing a dental hygiene career. At the

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Dental assistant careers

Should You Pursue Dental Assisting? Explore the Career Path

As you consider a career in dentistry, you might wonder if dental assisting is the right choice for you. This rewarding and dynamic profession plays a crucial role in dental healthcare. At the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene (CADH), we believe in providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your career path.  Let’s dive into what being a dental assistant entails, the qualities of a great assistant, how

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Nutrition And Dental Hygiene: What’s The Connection?

There is no denying the role that nutrition plays in maintaining dental hygiene. As taught in dental hygiene courses, proper dental hygiene goes beyond brushing and flossing – it is also related to our food choices. The food we eat daily, our eating habits, and the quality of our diet contribute immensely to the state of our teeth and general dental health. Many foods contain sugary and acidic compounds that progressively harm the teeth.  These

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Transforming Dental Health: How Mobile Clinics Are Changing the Dental Hygienist Game

In dental hygiene, innovation and dedication often pave the way for extraordinary achievements. A shining example of such progress is the emergence of mobile dental hygienist clinics. This revolutionary approach brings dental care directly to those in need, breaking down traditional barriers to access oral health services.  Breaking Down Barriers to Dental Care For many Canadians, accessing dental care can be challenging due to mobility issues, busy schedules, or a deep-seated fear of dental procedures.

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3 Essential Communication Techniques for Students in Dental Hygienist Training

If you’re considering a dental hygienist career, it’s important to remember that your role will be front-facing. This means that you will be helping patients directly. You will assist dentists with examinations and procedures and perform cleanings and will also play a significant role in patient education and effective communication. After you’ve completed our rigorous 79-week dental hygienist diploma program, you will be fully prepared to perform the duties highlighted above. Remember to use these

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Dental Hygiene training

A Guide to CDHO Registration for Students in Restorative Dental Hygienist Training

Restorative dental hygiene is a great career path for professionals in the field seeking advancement. In this rewarding role, you’ll improve patients’ lives by fixing their smiles and oral health. Your duties include taking dental impressions for bridges and crowns, placing and removing dental restorations, adjusting restorations, and performing various orthodontic procedures. Our 22-week diploma program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for success in this career. All students admitted to this

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In Dental Hygienist Training? Why Patients Avoid The Dentist

There’s been an encouraging recent shift in people’s attitudes towards their dental health and hygiene. Yet, it’s evident that much work remains to be done to shift the tide entirely. Whether recently graduated or seasoned, every dental professional has encountered patients reluctant to make that all-important appointment. Despite the emphasis on oral health, many people still skip out on regular dental check-ups. This aversion is often rooted in genuine concerns and fears.  As dental hygienists,

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What Is CDB? A Guide For Dental Hygienist Training Grads

How often have you witnessed someone you know foregoing needing dental attention because they cannot afford it? Perhaps you’ve struggled to access dental care yourself. According to Stats Canada, in 2018, 22.4% of Canadians reported avoiding dental work due to cost. It’s safe to assume that the economic struggles brought on by the global pandemic in 2020 could have affected that figure. Realizing that oral health is a crucial part of overall well-being, the government

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A young woman having her impression taken by a dental assistant after restorative dental hygiene training
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Taking Impressions After Restorative Dental Hygiene Training

Taking dental impressions is one of the most fundamental skills you’ll acquire during restorative dental hygiene training. This is important as taking dental impressions will probably be one of your most regular duties throughout your career. A dental impression is a snapshot of the patient’s dental anatomy and is instrumental in various treatments, from crowns and bridges to dentures and orthodontic appliances. Capturing an accurate impression is vital, as even a tiny error can lead

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