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Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 28,495 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 18,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton, 16615 109th Avenue North West, Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday, October 22, at noon. View the official notice and proxy form.

Keep CDHA in the Loop

Have you moved? Removed your landline? Graduated? In order for us to serve you better, we need you to keep your CDHA membership profile up to date. Your profile page is your one-stop shop for updating and adding personal membership data as well as advising CDHA of all your communication preferences. Please take a moment to review and update your profile today!

Together We Are Stronger

As the collective voice of the dental hygiene profession, CDHA is not just about strength in numbers. Our success also depends on the strength of our members, and we take great pride in offering premium member benefits that allow you to be CDHA strong. Our membership renewal period opens on August 2.

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Stand Out From the Crowd: Workshop

On Friday, December 2, join us for a half-day workshop in Saskatoon, sponsored by Crest + Oral-B, on “Creating the Ultimate Dental Hygiene Appointment.” Participants will receive a certificate for three professional development hours, along with the new Crest + Oral-B Pro 5000 with Bluetooth technology.

Strategies to Supercharge Students & Clients

Our second fall webinar, “Strategies to Supercharge Students & Clients,” will take place on Friday, October 28, at 2 pm ET. Adam M Persky, PhD, will present research findings with direct implications for teaching and motivating students and clients. CDHA Educator members receive free access! Register today.

The Survey Says? Download the 2016 Educators’ Survey Report

In an effort to stay abreast of trends in the Canadian dental hygiene educator community, CDHA conducted its third national dental hygiene educators’ survey to update its profile of Canadian dental hygiene educators, including their work environments, experiences with educational approaches, support from their educational institutions, preferences for their involvement with CDHA, and opinions on national policy issues. Download and read the 2016 report today!

Students: Nourish the Budding Author in You!

Canadian dental hygiene diploma or baccalaureate students in year 2, 3 or 4 of their program are encouraged to enter the inaugural Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene Student Essay Award competition, proudly sponsored by Philips Sonicare. Find out more about this new initiative and unlock your research and writing potential today!

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Untangle the Floss Controversy
August 5, 2016 - As experts in oral health promotion and disease prevention, Canadian dental hygienists support the use of dental floss as well as other dental aids, such as power toothbrushes and interdental brushes, to clean all tooth surfaces...

Dental Hygienists Maintain a Strong Relationship with Dental Industry Partners
June 28, 2016 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes that partnerships are fundamental to building a deeper understanding of the dental hygiene profession and to advocating and promoting oral health nationwide. As a result, CDHA continues...

Safety Alerts

Recommended Vaccines for Patients 50 Years of Age and Older
May 1, 2016 - In general, adult Canadians are underimmunized for routine vaccine-preventable diseases. Primary responsibility for adult immunization falls to family doctors and other primary care providers. To streamline current recommendations for average Canadia