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OHASA 40th Anniversary

Posted by Stella Pascale on Sunday, 18 February 2018 21:28

Whoop whoop!!!

Heres to many more years of providing excellent info and to bringing Oral Hygienists together and to communicate under 1 umbrella.

And to the individuals who tirelessly devote their time so we can reap the benefits.

It is much appreciated.

Regards,

Anisa 

 

Happy 40th birthday OHASA! May we grow from strength to strength.

Best wishes

Keshree Naicker

 

Happy 40th anniversary Ohasa,work well done over the yrs . Looking forward to many more fabulous years.

Lots of love Natalie Taft.

 

Congratulations on the 40th Birthday OHASA! Well done for what you have accomplished in these years.

May we go from strength to strength.

Sanet

 

Happy 40th Birthday OHASA! Colgate wish you the happiest ever year!

 

 


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Introducing our International Speakers - SADA Dental & Oral Health Congress & Exhibition 12-14 October 2018

Posted by Stella Pascale on Friday, 16 February 2018 06:57

Professor Avijit Banerjee
Dr Steven Eckert
Dr Federico Ferraris
Professor Norbet  Gutknecht
Professor Andrea Pilloni
Dr Michael Lynch
Miguel Stanley
Dr Perez Varela
Prof Alvin Wee

Together our inspiring international speakers are bringing a
Melting Pot of the Best Oral Health Knowledge,
Innovative Technology and Services to this outstanding 3 day event

We expect over 900 delegates in 2018, including some of the world’s top Dental professionals and local and international speakers, as well as over 200 traders in our Exhibition hall displaying the very latest and most innovative techniques, materials, equipment, and services in the Dental space. As the largest primary event of its kind on the African continent, we will be hosting in our capital, Pretoria, at the newest Sun International establishment, Times Square in the heart of Menlyn. This state-of-the-art entertainment and conference center will host days of inspiring presentations, speaking engagements and dynamic, hands-on workshops.


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Annual HPCSA Fee Renewal

Posted by Stella Pascale on Thursday, 15 February 2018 05:06

Practitioners will be notified of their annual HPCSA registration renewal via SMS and email. Please update your contact details to ensure you receive this important notification. 

Practitioners can renew the HPCSA annual fees online by following these easy steps online – remember to first create an account after which the renewal process can be followed. Our Call Centre agents are on stand-by to assist with this process. You can reach them on 012 338 9300 or 012 338 9301.

Once you have gone through the renewal process online, including making the appropriate payment, you will be able to view and print your electronic “QR code” practitioner card for 2018/19. This is an official HPCSA practitioner card that has replaced the previous physical practitioner card.

Please note:

  •          The walk-in facility of annual fee payments at HPCSA offices are no longer available due to safety concerns.
  •          Exemptions from payment of 2018/19 annual fees:

Should you no longer be practicing your profession due to ill health, you may be exempted from payment of the 2018 annual fee. A medical report, issued by a medical practitioner, must accompany such application, which should reach the Council’s offices before 1 April 2018.

Exemption from paying the annual fee may be granted from the year in which you turn 71 (if you turn 71 before 1 April 2018) except for practitioners registered in Professional Boards for Environmental Health Practitioners, Medical Technologist, Radiography & Clinical Technology, Dietetics and Nutritionists, who may be granted exemption from the year in which they turn 66.

  •          Voluntary erasure:

Written application for voluntary erasure under section 19(1)(c) of the Act must be received by Council on or before 31 March 2018 and 2018/19 annual membership fees will not be due and payable on successful finalisation of application by Council.

  •          Allocation of monies received from practitioners:

Monies received from practitioners will be allocated against oldest debt first. It is important that practitioners therefore use the Online Renewals Portal to ensure that there are no other monies due and payable.

  •          Erasure from relevant register due to non-payment of 2018/19 annual fees:

The non-payment or partial payment of 2018/19 annual fees will result in a Registered Person being suspended from the register and the need for restoration which in all cases attracts a penalty fee.

University of the Western Cape - Expanded Functions (2013) Government Notice No R 800

Posted by Stella Pascale on Thursday, 15 February 2018 04:58

The University of the Western Cape invites Oral Hygienists for a Course in the Expanded Scope of Practice (2013) which includes procedures such as sealant restorations (PRR), periodontal splinting, tooth whitening techniques and procedures, fabrication of vacuum formed mouth guards and the Oral Hygiene Process of Care.

Date: 18-22 June 2018.

Applications are currently open.

Application forms are attached and are also available through the University of the Western Cape, Oral Hygiene Department and OHASA.

Cost - R5000.

Note that seats are limited.

Deadline for application indicating your interest is 6 April 2018.

Upon receipt of your application, a registration form with details of payment will follow.

Contact person: Ms Kelly Stuurman 021-9373162 kstuurman@uwc.ac.za


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February 2018 eNews - IFDH

Posted by Stella Pascale on Saturday, 10 February 2018 14:36

IFDH Newsletter
February 2018
 
 
 Board of Directors
 

President
Robyn Watson, RDH, MPA
Rhodes, New S. Wales
AUSTRALIA

President Elect
Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet, RDH
THE NETHERLANDS

Vice President
Wanda Fedora, RDH
Sydney, Nova Scotia
CANADA

Treasurer
Mary Rose Pincelli Boglione
Florence, ITALY

Secretary
Michaela ONeill
Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

 
 
 House of Delegates
IrelandIndia
PhilippinesPhilippines
 Staff

Executive Director
Peter Anas
director@IFDH.org

Membership Director
Laikisha Jeffries
membership@IFDH.org

Membership Coordinator
Clare Karpinski
coordinator@IFDH.org

Join IFDH as an Individual Member
 
Contents:
 
The IFDH President
Robyn Watson
Robyn Watson
RDH, BSc, MPA

A Review of IFDH Halfway Through Our Term

It seems another year has flown by and the IFDH Board of Directors looks forward to another eventful year. Let's look at what we've been doing and what's coming up.

Read the latest message from our President Robyn Watson, including:

  • Our Members' Social Responsibility Programs
  • World Dental Hygienist Awards Program
  • 2019 ISDH
  • A Review of IFDH Goals

Read the full message.

IDFH News

2019 IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH)

Brisbane Australia

2019 IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH)
2019 IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH)
2019 IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH)

The DHAA, in coordination with the IFDH Board of Directors and Scientific Committee are working furiously behind the scenes planning what looks to be the biggest and best International Symposium on Dental Hygiene yet!

Lock the dates in your diary now (15-17 August 2019) and start planning your trip to balmy Brisbane, Australia!

The Symposium will offer three days of world-class speakers, engaging exhibition and memorable social activities. While you are here don't miss the opportunity to cuddle a koala, visit the iconic Australia Zoo or take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef - or even visit some other amazing parts of our country!

We look forward to welcoming you 'down under'!

Watch the video on Brisbane!

Register your interest and to receive updates at www.isdh2019.com.

Call for Abstracts: Oral Session and Poster

Submissions Open: February 19th
Submissions Close: April 30th
Go to www.ISDH2019.com for more details.

2016 IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH)
2016 IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH)
2016 IFDH International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH)

Make Your Travel Plans Now

Remember to add ISDH to your calendar and make travel plans to attend the 2019 ISDH in Brisbane, Australia:

  • August 13-14: IFDH House of Delegate Business Meeting
  • August 15-17: International Symposium on Dental Hygiene

Not Sure What to Expect at the ISDH?

Read the article and see photos of:


Congratulations to our 2017 Research Grant Recipients!

Janelle Cobb

A Qualitative Study: An Evaluation of the Perception of Ohio Dental Hygienists that Work in Nursing Home Facilities with the Elderly Population and Use the Oral Health Access Supervision Act Permit
by Janelle Cobb
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA

Tari Devaney

Oral Health Care Training of Caregivers for the Developmentally Disabled
by Tari Devaney
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington USA

Lindsay Doerschuk

Exploring Student-Led Interprofessional Education through a Community Service Project
by Lindsay Doerschuk
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington, USA

 
dentsply sirona preventive

Remember that this IFDH Webinar
Is Available for Online Viewing & CE for 3 Years!

IFDH Education Academy
colgate oral health network

Increasing Health Literacy to Reduce Dental Caries. Are you and your Practice Health Literate?

Thank you to Alice Horowitz, PhD, MA, RDH the presenter for the IFDH Education Academy's first-ever webinar in December 2016. The webinar will remain accessible from our website with one hour of content (1 CE), which includes background and update on oral health literacy and its potential impact on decreasing dental caries, especially among pregnant women and their children.

promote this to your members

Participants will learn:

• 

What health literacy is & why it is important

• 

How to incorporate important communication skills to increase health literacy among their patients


Have Any of Your Members Volunteered?

Every Child has a Toothbrush
Crest+OralB
promote this to your members

For those inspired to improve the oral health of children, the IFDH "Every Child has a Toothbrush" campaign is designed to teach children how to use a toothbrush effectively so they can better control biofilm and reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Grant money is still available! To participate in the program: dental hygienists must create a community-based event that involves providing oral health education to children, teaching tooth-brushing techniques and conducting an oral examination to determine other needs. More details »


IFDH Enters into the World of Twitter!

Twitter

Come and follow us

@IFDHygienists


IFDH Research Resources Exchange

International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH)

The IFDH is committed to continually pursuing professional development and academic expansion for the profession of dental hygiene around the world. Resources are provided to further support practitioners, educators, associations and researchers who seek to enrich their career pathways. 

SADA Dental & Oral Health Congress & Exhibition 12-14 October 2018

Posted by Stella Pascale on Wednesday, 7 February 2018 07:12

SAVE THE DATE!
SADA Dental & Oral Health Congress & Exhibition 12-14 October 2018
Inspiring Speakers
Innovative Technology & Services
A Melting Pot of the Best Oral Health Talent the World has to Offer

2018 promises to be a year of great growth and exhilarating advances in the Dental industry, so in order to echo this sentiment, we are proud to announce a new name and identity for this premier congress, ensuring its brand and value are sustainable and contemporary.

Please join us at the 45th annual, SADA Dental & Oral Health Congress & Exhibition. After last year’s roaring success, we are proud to officially open the 2018 Congress to our valued members as well as the Dental and Oral Health community.

We expect over 900 delegates in 2018, including some of the world’s top Dental professionals and local and international speakers, as well as over 200 traders in our Exhibition hall displaying the very latest and most innovative techniques, materials, equipment, and services in the Dental space. As the largest primary event of its kind on the African continent, we will be hosting in our capital, Pretoria, at the newest Sun International establishment, Times Square in the heart of Menlyn. This state-of-the-art entertainment and conference center will host days of inspiring presentations, speaking engagements and dynamic, hands-on workshops, and we will enjoy luxurious evenings of networking, cocktails and of course our esteemed Gala Dinner.

As one of our valued members we would love to host you at our biggest, but most focused and significant Congress to date, an event that will change your world.

Kind regards
KC Makhubele
Chief Executive Officer


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IFDH eNews November 2017

Posted by Stella Pascale on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 06:25

IFDH Newsletter
November 2017
 
 
 Board of Directors
 

President
Robyn Watson, RDH, MPA
Rhodes, New S. Wales
AUSTRALIA

President Elect
Corrie Jongbloed-Zoet, RDH
THE NETHERLANDS

Vice President
Wanda Fedora, RDH
Sydney, Nova Scotia
CANADA

Treasurer
Mary Rose Pincelli Boglione
Florence, ITALY

Secretary
Michaela ONeill
Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

 
 
 House of Delegates
IrelandIndia
PhilippinesPhilippines
 Staff

Executive Director
Peter Anas
director@IFDH.org

Membership Director
Laikisha Jeffries
membership@IFDH.org

Membership Coordinator
Clare Karpinski
coordinator@IFDH.org

Join IFDH as an Individual Member
 
Contents:
 
The IFDH President
Robyn Watson
Robyn Watson
RDH, BSc, MPA

Lots Happening in the Dental Hygiene World

Read the latest message from our President Robyn Watson, including:

  • 2019 ISDH changing location
  • Her recent travels
  • ACFF World Cavity Free Day
  • Member milestones

We wish Robyn improved health as she was in an accident in Russia and had to cancel several visits to dental hygiene events in the past month.

Read the full message.

IDFH News

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
IFDH Announces Change of Venue for 2019 International Symposium (ISDH)

2019 ISDH Location & Dates to be Announced Soon

The IFDH and Korean Dental Hygienist Association have mutually agreed on postponing plans to hold the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) in Korea until 2024, initially scheduled to be held in Seoul in 2019. The IFDH Board of Directors advised the KDHA of a change of venue due to the current political tensions in the area.

Many concerns have been raised in relation to the 2019 ISDH and the heightened political situation involving North Korea. Many of the House of Delegates are apprehensive in relation to the safety for its members and are concerned that many international participants will choose not to commit to attending the ISDH in South Korea in 2019 due to the tensions in North Korea and the possible outcomes.

We have had indications from potential speakers and participants that they would not participate in a conference in S. Korea because of this situation.

We have been watching the situation evolve for several months and it has not been an easy decision to make, but unfortunately the increase in tension with the ongoing nuclear testing and build-up of strategic weapons in the area makes the situation too volatile and we feel that it is perceived as unsafe for participants to travel to the region. This situation could improve or devolve, but we do not know which way it will go and with a short time to prepare a new venue, we have been investigating the possibilities.

The IFDH Board has been in contact with the runners-up from previous ISDH bids in 2013 and 2016 and is in negotiation with an alternate IFDH House of Delegate member country. This country will be announced when the details are finalised.

In spite of the current political tension around the Korean Peninsula, South Korea is stable both socially and economically, which is reflected through some social indicators such as the KOSPI (Korea Stock Market Index) and has been steadily rising despite these global issues.

This decision has not been made lightly and is very regrettable. We are very mindful of, and deeply regret that the environment has caused such a disappointment to the KDHA. The Board is most appreciative of the hard work they have done up to this stage to develop the ISDH and look forward to going to Seoul in 2024.

Signed,

Robyn Watson             Kyung Sook Moon
President IFDH            President KDHA


IFDH Welcomes its 31st Country House of Delegate Member:Federation of Indian Dental Hygienists Association (FIDHA)

Ramakant Pandey receiving IFDH membership certificate

A new national association of dental hygienists was formed in India early in 2017 - the Federation of Indian Dental Hygienist Association (FIDHA). This Federation comprises all state dental hygienist associations and individual dental hygienists from different parts of India. Its office is in New Delhi, India, with Ramakant Pandey as President, who, in photo at right, is shown receiving their IFDH membership certificate from IFDH Treasurer Mary Rose Pincelli Boglione, at the IFDH seminar in Dubai (see article below).

The IFDH Membership Committee and Board of Directors have approved all elements of their application and welcome them to the IFDH as its 31st country! We look forward to welcoming the following to our House of Delegates - Surendra Shukla and Shrikant Borade.


IFDH Teams with CAPP for Dubai Seminar

IFDH Teams with CAPP for Dubai Seminar

A Periodontal Instrumentation and Sharpening Hands-on Course by the IFDH, taught attendees to learn practical principles for confronting clinical complications with dexterity, skill and confidence. It focused on innovative instrument designs and solutions driven approaches to meet the inevitable challenges of mechanically treating "invisible" root surfaces and examine the design characteristics of a variety of hand instruments and are listed for appropriate skill levels. It was held on 4th Nov 2017 at the Dental Hygienist Seminar (part of 9th DFCIC) in Dubai by the Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP). See pictures in the UAE section of Member News below.


IFDH Research Grants Update

 Magandhree Naidoo of South Africa

Congratulations to Recipient Magandhree Naidoo of South Africa

Dental care has been acknowledged as one of the leading unmet health care need among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Individuals with ASD have distinctive characteristics and behaviors that impact on their oral care, thereby creating challenges for parents, caregivers and dental professionals. The communication impairment frequently noted in this population has impacted oral care at home, school and the dental office. Transparent pictorial cues in the form of a dental communication board will be beneficial for facilitating a dental visit for this population. Read more.

promote this to your members
dentsply sirona preventive

December 15th Deadline for 2017 Applications

The IFDH has research grants for dental hygiene students available, so please check the website for details. The purpose of this program is to promote experience in the research process and dissemination of findings contributing to the dental hygiene body of knowledge. This grant program provides small grants for students enrolled in dental hygiene graduate programs conducting thesis research. Deadline is December 15th.


Remember that this IFDH Webinar
Is Available for Online Viewing & CE for 3 Years!

IFDH Education Academy
colgate oral health network

Increasing Health Literacy to Reduce Dental Caries. Are you and your Practice Health Literate?

Thank you to Alice Horowitz, PhD, MA, RDH the presenter for the IFDH Education Academy's first-ever webinar in December 2016. The webinar will remain accessible from our website with one hour of content (1 CE), which includes background and update on oral health literacy and its potential impact on decreasing dental caries, especially among pregnant women and their children.

promote this to your members

Participants will learn:

• 

What health literacy is & why it is important

• 

How to incorporate important communication skills to increase health literacy among their patients


Have Any of Your Members Volunteered?

Every Child has a Toothbrush
Crest+OralB
promote this to your members

For those inspired to improve the oral health of children, the IFDH "Every Child has a Toothbrush" campaign is designed to teach children how to use a toothbrush effectively so they can better control biofilm and reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Grant money is still available! To participate in the program: dental hygienists must create a community-based event that involves providing oral health education to children, teaching tooth-brushing techniques and conducting an oral examination to determine other needs. More details »


Stay Involved with Your Committee

The committees below met in Lucerne, Switzerland and the Minutes for those meetings are included in HOD section of the website. Stay involved, or get involved. Committee Chair emails are included below.


IFDH Enters into the World of Twitter!

Twitter

Come and follow us

@IFDHygienists


IFDH Social Responsibility Conference Adopts Resolution

The International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) held A Global Oral Health Strategy Session, Social Responsibility Conference in Florence, Italy, July

IFDH 2019 ISDH Press Release

Posted by Stella Pascale on Friday, 10 November 2017 03:43

IFDH Announces Change of Venue for ISDH 2019

The IFDH and Korean Dental Hygienist Association have mutually agreed on postponing plans to hold the ISDH symposium in Korea until 2024, initially scheduled to be held in Seoul in 2019. The IFDH Board of Directors advised the KDHA of a change of venue due to the current political tensions in the area.

Many concerns have been raised in relation to the 2019 ISDH and the heightened political situation involving North Korea. Many of the House of Delegates are apprehensive in relation to the safety for its members and are concerned that many international participants will choose not to commit to attending the ISDH in South Korea in 2019 due to the tensions in North Korea and the possible outcomes.

We have had indications from potential speakers and participants that they would not participate in a conference in S. Korea because of this situation.

We have been watching the situation evolve for several months and it has not been an easy decision to make, but unfortunately the increase in tension with the ongoing nuclear testing and build-up of strategic weapons in the area makes the situation too volatile and we feel that it is perceived as unsafe for participants to travel to the region. This situation could improve or devolve, but we do not know which way it will go and with a short time to prepare a new venue, we have been investigating the possibilities.

The IFDH Board has been in contact with the runners-up from previous ISDH bids in 2013 and 2016 and is in negotiation with an alternate IFDH House of Delegate member country. This country will be announced when the details are finalised.

In spite of the current political tension around the Korean Peninsula, South Korea is stable both socially and economically, which is reflected through some social indicators such as the KOSPI (Korea Stock Market Index) and has been steadily rising despite these global issues.

This decision has not been made lightly and is very regrettable. We are very mindful of, and deeply regret that the environment has caused such a disappointment to the KDHA. The Board is most appreciative of the hard work they have done up to this stage to develop the ISDH and look forward to going to Seoul in 2024.

Signed,

 

Robyn Watson                   Kyung Sook Moon

President IFDH                  President KDHA

 

For more information, contact IFDH Executive Director Peter Anas (director@IFDH.org).

 

Robyn Watson RDH MPA

President 


 


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Expanded Functions 2013 - University of Pretoria

Posted by Stella Pascale on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 01:21

There has been a lot of confusion regarding the Expanded Functions 2013 Course that is being presented by the University of Pretoria.

The Expanded Functions will procede, Final due date for payments will be 14 days prior to the start of the course.

Please ignore the application deadline - however there is limited space available.

There will be no examinations, candidates will be assessed on their competancy of the functions, no prior learning needed.

Who can apply - graduates between 2000 and 2012. Candidates that have graduated before 2001 need to email their certificates of the Expanded Functions 2001 along with their applications.

All queries must be sent to nthabiseng.mokoka@enterprises.up.ac.za 

Please find below the document with all the instructions of the Expanded Functions Scope of Practice 2013 being presented by the University of Pretoria

 


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Dental Assistants Registrations

Posted by Stella Pascale on Thursday, 14 September 2017 02:47

 

 

 


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