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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.

The 2017 Colouring Contest is Now Open

Winners will receive Toys R Us gift cards and kids oral health prize packs from Sunstar G•U•M for the the NDHW™ Colouring Contest.

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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!

Pacific Dental Conference

Register today for Canada’s premier dental tradeshow. Vancouver, BC, March 9-11, 2017. Download the flyer for more details and be sure to visit the CDHA booth #10 on Level 1.

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Success! Federal Government Will Not Tax Health and Dental Benefits

On February 1, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated in the House of Commons that there would be no new taxes on health and dental benefits for Canadians. We thank the prime minister and Finance Minister Bill Morneau for this decision. We also thank CDHA members and the other 80,000 Canadians who sent 160,000 letters voicing their concerns about the proposal to their members of Parliament.

$20.17 New Year’s Webinar Offer Ends Soon

Have you heard? Our $20.17 New Year’s webinar bundles are only available for two more weeks! This is your chance to get three on-demand webinars for one low price. If you’ve already completed a webinar that’s part of a bundle, you’ll still enjoy great savings. Don’t forget—once you purchase a bundle, you will have up to one year to take the webinars. Explore the bundles today!

National Television Advertising Campaign

CDHA is excited to launch another national television advertising campaign during this year’s National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW). Highlighting the dental hygiene profession, these 30-second ads in English and French will run 70 times between April 8 and 14 on English and French national TV networks CBC, Slice, HGTV, the Food Network, and Séries+ with an expected audience reach of 4.5 million. The ads will also be distributed via a Google Video campaign, with an additional expected reach of 473,000.

Deadline Approaching! 2017 Conference Call for Abstracts

The deadline to submit an abstract for possible presentation at “Translating Knowledge to Action,” October’s global dental hygiene conference co-hosted by CDHA and the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice, is March 31. Visit our Call for Abstracts page and learn how you can help advance the dental hygiene body of knowledge.

News Releases


Dental Hygienists Help to Reduce Risks of Oral Cancer
February 1, 2017 - As active supporters of World Cancer Day (February 4), Canada’s dental hygienists remind us that healthy lifestyle choices and early detection, through regular screenings by dental hygienists, are key to improving treatment outcomes for oral cancer

Dental Hygienists Urge You to Quit Smoking
January 13, 2017 - Research shows that smoking can damage every part of the body, including the mouth, causing life-threatening cancers and chronic diseases. During National Non-Smoking Week (January 15‒21), dental hygienists across Canada remind us all of the need ...

Safety Alerts


Charac and Charac-Tol activated charcoal products
January 24, 2017 - Health Canada follows up with Canadians concerning the recent warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding possible safety issues involving homeopathic teething products in the United States.