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Posted by Stella Pascale on Monday, 27 July 2020 05:06



COVID-19 Survey of Dental Hygienists

Posted by Stella Pascale on Monday, 13 July 2020 09:55

As you have seen in our recent eNews and social media, IFDH has recently concluded a Survey on COVID-19 for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists.

10,000 Dental Hygienists from 30 countries participated!

The categories included:

  • Level of Treatment
  • PPE
  • Impact on Standard of Care
  • Personal experience with COVID-19
  • …and more!

See the full results with a summary, PowerPoint and pdf, all at http://www.ifdh.org/ifdh-2020-covid-survey.html

A pdf summary is included with this email.

We hope you will share this valuable information with your membership.

Thank you!


Peter Anas

Executive Director


                         March 12-13, 2021 – Barcelona, Spain


International Federation of Dental Hygienists

100 South Washington St.

Rockville MD 20850, USA

Phone:  240-778-6790, Press 3

Fax:  240-778-6112

Visit our web site at www.IFDH.org


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Eversmile OrthoFoam & WhiteFoam

Posted by Stella Pascale on Sunday, 28 June 2020 21:22


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IFDH June eNews COVID-19 & More

Posted by Stella Pascale on Sunday, 28 June 2020 20:34



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Sanmari Botha 1975 - 2020

Posted by Stella Pascale on Thursday, 18 June 2020 08:11

It is with great sadness that I have to inform the OHASA Members of the passing of one of our colleagues

Sanmari  was born on 29th November 1975 and passed away on the weekend.

Sanmari stayed in Port Elizabath at the time of her death. 

She qualified at Stellenbosch University in 1996 and  she worked at the Medicross in Port Elizabeth until opening her own practice in December 2019.

Sanmari was a Eastern Cape Branch member for a number of years and served on the EC Branch committee – we will miss her.

While there is nothing that we can say to help ease the family's sorrow,

take comfort in the knowledge that there will always be tomorrow.

We cannot comprehend just how sad they must be feeling, 

the pain within their heart takes time to start the healing.

Let the memories of the years you have shared

wash over your heart and soul 

Let the knowledge that you are in our prayers

help you to console.

Let His spirit fill you with strength and love

may it help the pain decrease

as each day that brings a glorious dawn

create an inner peace.


With our sincerest and deepest condolences for your loss

 OHASA Executive and Branch Committees

CAPP Oral B Webinar 11 June 2020 - Peri-Implant Complications

Posted by Stella Pascale on Monday, 1 June 2020 20:16

Oral-B & CAPP cordially invite you to join us for our next FREE CME Live Stream event on 11th of June 2020.


When: 11th of June 2020:  2pm Dubai | 6pm Singapore | 8pm Sydney


Speaker: Prof. Axel Spahr, Australia (Dr. med. dent. habil., MRACDS {Perio})


Topic: Peri-Implant Complications – Aetiology, Pathogenesis, Prevention and Treatment



The replacement of missing teeth with restorations anchored on endosseous dental implants is a common treatment option, attractive for dentists and much sought-after by patients. The number of dental implants placed worldwide is increasing continuously, resulting in an impressively and aggressively growing implant market. The number of implant manufacturers is also increasing, providing us today with a huge range of different implant types/shapes, lengths, diameters and surfaces. Unfortunately, the increasing number of implants is accompanied by an increasing incidence of peri-implant mucositis and even worse, peri-implantitis, leading to the disintegration of a formerly successfully osseo-integrated dental implant and eventually to implant loss. Therefore, great endeavour has been made during recent years to identify and validate materials and techniques suitable for implant maintenance as well as potential factors associated with peri-implant complications and protocols for the treatment of peri-implant diseases.


Lecture Objectives:

- structure and special features of peri-implant tissues

- important factors for implant failure or implant complications

- materials and techniques for the maintenance of dental implants

- prevention and treatment approaches for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis

- an algorithm for implant maintenance based on the current evidence


Price: FREE


CME: 1 CE Credit (ADA CERP) – Recognised by MOHAP, DoH-Abu Dhabi, DHA & GCC Authorities for 1 CME


Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DN8HoX9CQAOGyBYt3daf6g


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Speakers CV

Prof. Axel Spahr, Australia

CV: Prof. Spahr is Head of Discipline Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry and Subject Area Periodontics as well as Deputy Head of School at The University of Sydney Dental School. He is also Head of the Department Periodontics at the Sydney Dental Hospital. Axel is the former Head of Periodontics at the University of Ulm in Germany and has worked at various international universities and research facilities. He has additional training in microbiology, molecular biology, extensive experience in basic science research, animal research and clinical research. Prof. Spahr’s research interest includes periodontal regeneration, bone regeneration, periodontitis and systemic diseases, antimicrobial therapy as well as dental implants and peri-implant diseases. He has led large externally funded research projects and is collaborating with leading international research groups and companies in the field of periodontology, implantology and bone regeneration.


Yours sincerely,




HPCSA - Protecting the Public and Guiding the Professions

Posted by Stella Pascale on Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:44

Risk Assessment & Intervention with Fluoride Varnish Webinar 21 May 2020

Posted by Stella Pascale on Friday, 15 May 2020 06:26


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Dental Protection COVID-19 Relief

Posted by Stella Pascale on Thursday, 7 May 2020 07:01

For immediate release

06 May 2020

Covid-19: Dental Protection announces two months’ free membership

A package of support – the equivalent of the next two months of membership for free - has been set out by Dental Protection for members in private practice that have experienced a significant drop in their workload and a dramatic fall in income due to Covid-19.

All members working in the private sector either full time or part time will be eligible for two months of subscription relief. Members will be contacted in order to obtain the necessary information to make their subscription relief payment. This subscription relief will be paid to members by electronic funds transfer.

Alternatively, members who choose to stop practising completely - even for a short period during this crisis – can instead opt to become a deferred member of Dental Protection. They will not pay a subscription during this time and they may return as an active member on the same terms when they resume practice at a later date. It is important to note that while membership is deferred members will not be entitled to the benefits of membership if they carry out any clinical activity including providing telephone triage for patients with urgent needs.

Dr Alasdair McKelvie, Head of Dental Services for South Africa at Dental Protection, said:

 “As colleagues and as a fellow dental professional, we want to support members during these unprecedented times.

“Above all else we want to reassure members that Dental Protection is here for them through good times and bad.  As a mutual organisation we know there has never been a more important time for us to use our discretionary powers to step in and offer the assistance members need.

“This is not going to be an easy time for any of us, but we are going to get through it.


“We hope that the subscription relief being offered will make a difference to members during this time. We will also continue to monitor the situation closely and we will keep the support provided by subscription relief under review in the months ahead.”


Notes to editors

Counselling service

Our counselling service is provided by our trusted partners ICAS, who offer a personalised and professional service tailored specifically to your requirements and delivered by experienced qualified counsellors.

ICAS's telephone counselling provides immediate access to support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and face-to-face counselling sessions can be arranged near to you and at your convenience, all funded by Dental Protection.

The service is entirely independent and confidential. 

Dental Protection members can call ICAS now on +44 3300 241 021   and quote their Dental Protection membership number to book a free session.

For further information contact: Patricia Canedo at patricia.canedo@medicalprotection.org +44(0)7976 378216.

About Dental Protection

Dental Protection is a registered trademark and a trading name of The Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”). MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support and can also provide, depending on the type of membership required, the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, E-learning, clinical risk assessments, publications, conferences, lectures and presentations.

MPS is not an insurance company. All the benefits of membership of MPS are discretionary as set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.




Patricia Canedo

Press Officer

+44 (0)797 637 8216




Level 19 | The Shard | 32 London Bridge Street | London SE1 9SG | UK
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Promotion of Oral-B CME LiveStream Webinar - 14th May 2020

Posted by Stella Pascale on Thursday, 7 May 2020 06:54

Oral-B & CAPP cordially invite you to join us for our next FREE CME Live Stream event on 14th May 2020.


When: May 14, 2020 14:00 Dubai

Time: 2pm Dubai | 6pm Singapore | 8pm Australia (Duration 1 hour)

Speaker: Dr. Alice Huynh (Specialist Periodontist), Australia

Topic: Perio After Lockdown: Pain Presentations and Management in a COVID-19 World

Abstract: In the current COVID-19 climate, our dental practices are severely affected and post-lockdown, the types of cases coming through the door will be quite different to what one would see on a day to day basis. In light of that, this talk aims to give you some back-to-basics knowledge regarding treatment of periodontal emergencies that you may encounter, as well as general pain aspects related to periodontal treatment that you may be faced with on a daily basis.

Price: FREE

CME: 1 CE Credit (ADA CERP) – Recognised by MOHAP, DoH-Abu Dhabi, DHA & GCC Authorities for 1 CME


Register in advance for this webinar:



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Speakers CV

Dr. Alice Huynh (Specialist Periodontist )

Alice is a registered specialist periodontist, specializing in periodontal treatment and dental implants, with a particular interest in soft tissue surgery.


Alice gained critical experience in working with medically compromised patients at the Alfred Hospital, where she also developed an interest in surgery. Since then, she has worked in private practices in Melbourne and embarked on her specialty training in periodontics at the University of Melbourne.

Alice is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists, the Australian Society of Periodontology, International Team for Implantology and the Australian Dental Association. Alice is a casual lecturer for the ITI, various ADA events and examiner for the Melbourne Dental School.


Yours sincerely,





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