Skip to content

Local woman elected director of Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association Board

Burlington dental hygienist will serve for two years
0
J Allen - ODHA_2018May_10614
Photo of Jody Allen provided by Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association
NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO DENTAL HYGIENISTS’ ASSOCIATION
*************************
BURLINGTON - Jody Allen has been elected to serve as a director on the Board of the Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA), a not-for-profit organization with close to 8,000 members. Her term of office is for two years, effective May 25, 2018.

A registered dental hygienist, she brings a wide range of clinical experience and knowledge to the position. As a member of the Board of Directors, she joins a team of professionals whose main objective is to advance the profession of dental hygiene, educate the public about the importance of good oral health for overall health, and to advocate for access to oral health-care for all Ontarians.

As essential members of the health-care team, dental hygienists have a distinct role to play in the prevention of oral disease and in the promotion of oral health. This positions dental hygiene as an integral part of Ontario’s primary health-care system.

Dental hygienists work in a variety of public and private health-care settings. With more than 250 independent dental hygiene clinics and mobile practices located across the province, the public has increased access to affordable dental hygiene services.

Those who benefit most are low-income families, the uninsured and those who are physically unable to get to a dental office such as the sick or the homebound, residents in long-term care homes and those living in remote areas.

Established in 1963, the ODHA advocates for the profession. Dental hygiene is one of the largest regulated health-care professions in the province. In Ontario, all dental hygienists are registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, which regulates the profession to ensure the public receives safe and comprehensive oral health care.

*************************

 




Comments