Dental hygienists are primary oral health care providers who treat their clients holistically. Dental hygienists look at how oral health and overall health are linked. Dental hygienists collect health histories, review medications, monitor blood pressure and screen for oral cancer. Dental hygienists work within their scope of practice and recognise when collaboration with another healthcare professional is required.
The Gift from the Heart project is an opportunity to make a difference in your community by providing care to clients who may not have known about the important role of dental hygienists on the health care team.
Make a difference and volunteer! You will definitely change a life, and you may even save one!
GFTH ANNOUNCES CHX TECHNOLOGIES PARTNERSHIP
A new national partnership between CHX Technologies of Toronto (CHX) and the Canadian charity, Gift from the Heart (GFTH), will provide Prevora and other preventive oral healthcare services to the growing numbers of Canadian adults experiencing chronically poor oral health. The service will start in early 2021. It features affordable, evidence-based, painless oral healthcare in venues frequented by high risk adults, such as the independent hygiene practice, the community health centre, the family physician’s practice, hospitals, the pharmacy and the retirement residence. A tele-oral health service is planned so as to further improve access.
NEXT GIFT FROM THE HEART DAY
APRIL 10, 2021
The Gift from the Heart Charity
A Canadian initiative which began in 2008 as a one-day event offering “no cost” dental hygiene services for those who experience barriers accessing dental hygiene care.
The Gift from the Heart is a Registered Charity and is looking to the future, we hope for a future where all Canadians will have access to essential oral health care.
Why we need donations:
- To support our volunteers
- To spread our message
- To develop a foundation for those in need
Give a Gift from the Heart
We all know someone who cannot financially afford preventative dental hygiene care. They are the under served and vulnerable people of our communities.
They are the neglected, those without dental insurance or those on a fixed income, the fearful and those who are not able to access oral health care. In 2008, Gift from the Heart began as a one day event which allowed Registered Dental Hygienists to give back to their communities by providing no cost dental hygiene care. The response was overwhelming.
We welcome your participation all April 10th, 2021! Make a difference and volunteer! Change a life…Save a life. The benefits to you and your community are endless. We all know people who are struggling and we can lift them up and give them something to smile about.
Follow GFTH on social media for updates and when registration begins.
Share your Gift from the Heart stories with #GFTH!
See you all all April 10, 2021!
The Gift from the Heart Charity links Canadians with Registered Dental Hygienists, raises awareness about access to oral health care issues and emphasizes the role of the Registered Dental Hygienist as a primary oral health care provider.
The Gift from the Heart hopes for a future where all Canadians who experience barriers will have access to oral health care through a Registered Dental Hygienist and experience improved overall health outcomes and better quality of life.
The WHO (World Health Organization) states that: health professionals play a central and critical role in improving access and quality health care for the population.
They provide essential services that promote health, prevent diseases and deliver health care services to individuals, families and communities based on the primary health care approach.
We believe that through Gift from the Heart Charity events more Canadians will be able to access oral health care.
Saving lives, changing lives… One smile at a time at a time
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
An idea is formed from our Head and comes from the Heart and is Gifted through our Hands. We are Registered Dental Hygienists and together we can make a difference.
One Smile at a Time!