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Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Week 2012!

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
St. Francis of Assisi


This year I was able to get out and celebrate National Dental Hygiene Week within the community of Kensington. I had the pleasure of visiting with 4 different West Hillhurst Preschool Classes and boy was it fun! Teeth were counted in English and en francais; we learnt how to brush teeth and gums using Doogan Dog as a trusty but sneezy model,: kids listened with wide eyes and open ears during story time and explanations about what sugar bugs did in their mouth! What an attentive, and happy go lucky audience.

Dental Hygiene Week is a time when Canada recognizes the initiatives of this profession and how it impacts Canadians. It is both a good time and bad time to be a hygienist in 2012; good because of the changes made to the Health Professions Act that gave Canadians more direct access to dental hygiene care and bad because of economic changes that affected  the landscape of once plentiful jobs for us hygienists.

If there is one thing that has not changed, it is the constant need for access to preventive oral health care in this country. I would like to personally thank every hygienist I know who has been instrumental in spearheading these legislative changes that would affect how healthy Canadians mouths could be.  You pioneers and trailblazers are amazing individuals! This is a great time to be a hygienist and it is only going to get better. Lots of faith, hope, and love.



Calling All Bloggers

Calling All Bloggers

Hello Bloggers! We need your help!

We’re looking for a few great guest bloggers. We get many samples from our various vendors, and we have troubles getting to test them all. That’s where you, as our guest bloggers, come in.

Your help in testing these products will not only help us choose which ones we want to offer our clients, but will also provide our readers with a non-dental professional perspective. We think this point-of-view is appreciated by non-dental professionals and will help them make informed decisions.

Of course, we fully support Blog Disclosure polices and are in the process of developing one ourselves.

What sort of products would you be testing and reporting on? Pretty much anything dental related, and may include: manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrushes, take home-whitening products, in-office whitening products, floss, toothpaste, casual whitening strips/pens, mouth rinse, and many other products!

If you think you’d be a great fit, or want to chat with us more about this, contact us, and include the following:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Web Address of your blog
  • City of residence (we’re pretty much looking for local bloggers, mostly for logistical purposes)
  • A few words on how you think you’d be a great guest blogger.

Thanks ahead of time for your interest! We’ll contact persecutive bloggers directly.