Ottawa, ON. – National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 9 to 15 as part of oral health month in Canada. Organised by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, this awareness week is a perfect opportunity to make oral hygiene a priority in our daily lives. The week’s theme is “Oral Health for Total Health”, a reminder that taking care of the mouth, teeth and gums benefits our overall physical and mental wellbeing.
Dental hygienists are primary health care providers who work in a variety of settings, including independent dental hygiene practice, with people of all ages. Responsible for more than just cleaning teeth, they work with patients to develop daily oral care routines, and offer treatment recommendations and disease prevention strategies. Whether calming down toddlers at their first dental visit or providing care to adults with periodontal disease, dental hygienists want to ensure that you have a healthy smile for life. They are “partners in prevention”.