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ODHA AGM 2024
Annual Meeting Notice (AGM) and Proxy
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (virtual) of the Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA) will be held on: DATE: Friday, May 24, 2024 TIME: 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Virtual – you must register by May 17, 2024 to attend Only ODHA members can…
Artificial intelligence for radiographic imaging detection of caries lesions
Artificial intelligence in radiographic detection of caries lesions
Background Early and accurate detection of caries lesions can lead to better preventive and conservative measures, thereby reducing healthcare costs. Clinical examination, combined with radiographic evaluation, is the routine diagnostic approach. However, previous studies have shown a substantial variability in its reliability…
Could oral health care professionals help increase human papillomavirus vaccination rates by engaging patients in discussions?
Could oral health professionals help increase HPV vaccination rates?
Background Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the leading cause of several preventable cancers, including oropharyngeal, cervical, vulvar, vaginal, anal, and penile cancers. The incidence of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer has increased over the past several decades, particularly among young adults. Oral health professionals are…
social media and oral health promotion
Social media for oral health promotion
Key messages Implementation of social media interventions positively influenced multiple aspects of oral health among the public. Social media platforms can serve as an effective tool for oral health promotion by enhancing knowledge transfer and content accessibility. Introduction Social media platforms…
Managing clients with substance use disorder
Managing clients with substance use disorder
Key message Oral health professionals play a vital role in detecting substance use disorders at an early stage and preventing their associated adverse effects on oral health. Substance use disorder is a treatable medical condition that affects the brain and involves compulsive…
Substance use and periodontal conditions
Substance use and periodontal conditions
Key messages Providing care to clients with substance use disorders is becoming increasingly common in the daily clinical practice of oral health practitioners. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of substance use and understanding the potential effects of substance use on oral…
Risk Factors for Young-Onset Dementia in the UK Biobank
Risk factors for young-onset dementia
Key messages Fifteen risk factors were associated with young-onset dementia. Targeting health and lifestyle factors may reduce the risk of young-onset dementia. Background The global prevalence of dementia is expected to rise from 50 million in 2020 to 115 million in…
Gingival hypersensitivity reactions to toothpastes: A case series and scoping review
Gingival hypersensitivity reactions to toothpastes
Key message Oral health professionals should consider gingival hypersensitivity resulting from toothpaste as a potential diagnosis for gingival itching and hypersensitivity. Background Toothpaste is used daily by most of the global population in conjunction with toothbrushing. Toothpastes usually have complex formulations containing up…
Risk Factors for Young-Onset Dementia in the UK Biobank
Risk factors for young-onset dementia
Key messages Fifteen risk factors were associated with young-onset dementia. Targeting health and lifestyle…
Experiences of Canadians with long COVID
Experiences of Canadians with long COVID
Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an emergency of international concern in January 2020,…