The Canadian Dental Hygienists Affiliation (CDHA) is happy to announce the set up of its new president, Anne Caissie, at its digital annual common assembly on Saturday, October 22. Anne is from New Brunswick and joins president-elect Francine Trudeau (Quebec), previous president Wendy Stewart (Nova Scotia), and administrators Donna Lee (British Columbia), Alexandra Sheppard (Alberta), Kaylen Anholt (Saskatchewan), Kathy Yerex (Manitoba), Bev Woods (Ontario), Heather Cassidy (Prince Edward Island), Cindy Holden (Newfoundland and Labrador), and Tracy Bowser (North) on CDHA’s board of administrators for 2022‒2023.
Anne graduated from CEGEP John Abbott School, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, in 1989. Over her 33-year profession, she has labored normally and periodontic practices, was a dental hygiene educator, and held a number of positions with the New Brunswick Dental Hygienists Affiliation, together with serving as president from 2009 to 2011. Now working in non-public apply, Anne is within the strategy of opening her personal impartial dental hygiene enterprise to make skilled oral care extra accessible to New Brunswickers.
As president of CDHA, Anne appears to be like ahead to persevering with her advocacy efforts with different well being care professionals, the general public, and coverage makers, highlighting the important nature of dental hygiene care and the connection between oral well being and general well being. “Each particular person in Canada, no matter how previous they’re, the place they reside or how a lot they earn, deserves to take pleasure in a life free from dental ache or illness. Dental hygienists are dedicated to realizing this purpose.” Anne additionally hopes to satisfy with different members of the dental hygiene group to debate their visions for the way forward for the career.
CDHA is the collective nationwide voice of greater than 30,000 dental hygienists in Canada, instantly representing 21,000 particular person members, together with college students. Since 1963, CDHA has labored to advance the career and promote the significance of oral well being. Dental hygiene is the sixth-largest regulated well being career in Canada, with professionals working in quite a lot of settings, together with impartial dental hygiene apply, with folks of all ages, addressing points associated to oral well being. For extra info on oral well being, go to dentalhygienecanada.ca.