Let’s Build on It! DHAS Updates & Next Steps

By means of an update on the SDHA’s project to support the development of a separate professional association, we are thrilled to share with you what the new entity- Dental Hygienists Alliance of Saskatchewan (DHAS) – has been up to!

Date: May 21, 2024
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Location: Virtual

[Register here]

What’s in Store?
Learn about the work completed by the Steering Committee over the past 6 months, results from the member survey and logo contest, and feedback from the SDHA Summit Membership Engagement Session. We would also like to share what to expect in the months ahead!

Spread the Word
Please invite your fellow dental hygienists to this conversation.  If you cannot attend on May 21st, a recording of the session will be available to all SDHA registrants after the event.
If you have questions in advance, please feel free to reach out to Kellie at projectmgr@sdha.ca
We look forward to seeing you there and continuing this journey with you!

Understanding the Path to Safe Dental Unit Waterlines

Crashing the Biofilm Party: Understanding the Path to Safe Dental Unit Waterlines

May 15, 2024
2:00 PM
Register Here: [https://osap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Njq-4e99QI6ZmDvj7zpXnQ#/registration] 

Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWLs) are in the news and on inspection checklists. But the process of testing and treating waterlines is often misunderstood or even forgotten about. Science shows us that many of the aerosols we are producing in our operatories come directly from the biofilm growth in our DUWLs. And just like the biofilm in the mouth, it can be stubborn to remove. How can you keep you and your patients safe?

In this dynamic presentation, attendees will learn the why, how, and the what of dental unit waterline compliance. From testing to daily maintenance, this course will turn you into a Waterline Warrior and motivate you to go back to the op and Crash the Biofilm Party!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Describe the importance of clean dental unit waterlines

2. Define the steps needed to “pass the test”–shock, test, treat, maintain

3. Discuss products on the market that can make your job easier

 

From Mistakes to Mastery: Building a Safer Dental Visit Through Lessons Learned

From Mistakes to Mastery: Building a Safer Dental Visit Through Lessons Learned

May 1, 2024
2:00 PM
Register Here: [https://osap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0Zw1F5IRQ8iOR5g1S-jr7w#/registration

In the the ever-evolving field of dentistry, it’s essential to learn from past mistakes and constantly strive for improvement. This course is designed to help dental professionals gain valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance safety protocols and ensure the well-being of both patients and staff. Throughout this course we will delve into real life case studies of documented outbreaks and explore common pitfalls encountered in dental clinics, understanding the importance of learning from these experiences.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Analyze past examples of documented outbreaks that have occurred in dental clinics and develop an understanding of the root cause behind them.

2. Explore industry best practice, evidence-based strategies, regulatory compliance, and ongoing monitoring for creating a culture of safety within your dental clinic.

3. Identify techniques for promoting open dialogue, reporting near misses, and implementing corrective action. C

ONTINUING EDUCATION: OSAP designates this webinar for 1 ADA CERP CE Credit.

 

SDHA Summit 2024: Schedule & Handouts

April 12-13, 2024
The Glen at Crossmount 
[Directions to The Glen]
Glenlyon Hall

Check out the SCHEDULE and SPEAKER LINEUP

HANDOUTS from the speakers will be digitally available for 2 months following the event.

Personal Learning Tool Pads will be provided at the event!
& electronically available: [PLT in PDF Version]

What’s included:
-10 sessions, opportunity for up to 14.5 CCP Credits
-Tradeshow on Friday April 12th 
-Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments all weekend
-Cocktail Hour on Friday April 12th sponsored by dentalcorp

This event has a personal and professional wellness theme, offering speakers and events that focus on the health and wellbeing of YOU, the dental hygienist!

 

SDHA Annual General Meeting 2024

We are pleased to extend an invitation to you for the Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 at 7:00 PM

We kindly ask you to pre-register using this link. Once pre-registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the necessary details to join the meeting.

Meeting Materials:
Agenda
Meeting Minutes: March 25th, 2023
2022/2023 Annual Report

REGISTER HERE: SDHA Summit 2024

Registration for the 2024 SDHA Summit is NOW OPEN! Book early- limited capacity is available. You will not want to miss the excellent program we have put together this year, set to take place at The Glen at Crossmount on April 12-13, 2024. 

REGISTER HERE and take advantage of early bird pricing until February 29, 2024.

RESERVE A ROOM at the Sandman Signature Saskatoon South Hotel before March 12, 2024 to access a preferred rate. Please reference “2404SDHA”upon booking. 

Check out the SCHEDULE and SPEAKER LINEUP.

What’s included:
-10 sessions, opportunity for up to 14.5 CCP Credits
-Tradeshow on Friday April 12th with vendors curated to dental hygiene
-Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments all weekend
-Cocktails on Friday April 12th sponsored by dentalcorp

This event has a personal and professional wellness theme, offering speakers and events that focus on the health and wellbeing of YOU, the dental hygienist!

Stay tuned for an invitation to the SDHA Annual General Meeting which will be held separate to this event.

IPC Collaboration Webinar Series

OSAP and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) are partnering on a four-part CE webinar series in 2024 highlighting the relationship between infection preventionists and the dental field!

Participants will learn to identify areas of potential collaboration between Infection Prevention and Dental Services, including construction and renovation, high-level disinfection and sterilization, water management, regulatory requirement strategies, and much more.

The webinars are available as a bundle and are free to everyone. Learn More!

SDHA Summit 2024: Registration Opens Feb 1

We are excited to announce that planning is underway for our annual event! The SDHA Summit will take place at the Glen at Crossmount, 5 minutes south of Saskatoon. Registration will open for attendees on February 1, 2024 with early bird pricing available all month long. This event has a personal and professional wellness theme, offering speakers and events that focus on the health and wellbeing of YOU, the Dental Hygienist! Please contact admin@sdha.ca with any questions or inquiries.