National Dental
Hygienists Week™
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Therapy Workshop
Oh Canada!
Spring 2016

Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 26,850 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 17,500 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

CDHA Leadership Summit, Professional Development Session and AGM

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is hosting a leadership summit and professional development session in conjunction with its annual general meeting in Edmonton, Alberta. Learn More

2016 Colouring Contest Winners Announced Soon

Winners of the Toys R Us gift card and kids oral health prize packs from Sunstar G•U•M for the the NDHW Colouring Contest will be posted soon.

International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) 2016

Swiss Dental Hygienists is delighted to welcome the IFDH with the House of Delegates and the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene ISDH to Switzerland. June 23-25, 2016. Learn More

Making Headlines....

NDHW™ 2016 Lit It Up!

CDHA extends a huge THANK YOU! to the thousands of members who showed their #dhpurplepride during our 2016 public awareness campaign last month. What an absolutely unprecedented success! In addition to federal government greetings, we had a proclamation read in the House of Commons by Kamal Khera, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health. Read More

Face Time with CDHA

CDHA’s president and select staff will be present at the following provincial association events: ODA ASM16: May 5–7 in Toronto (booth #1839) and MDHA Annual General Meeting: June 4 in Winnipeg. Pick up some great resources at our booth and win incredible prizes. We would love to see you, so be sure to say hello!

Independent Practice Anniversaries

Congratulations to our independent dental hygiene (IDH) practice members who are celebrating practice anniversaries this month: Sharon Brooks-Wallace (2nd), Michelle Van Der Haegen (6th), Stacey Court (2nd) Kim Oblender-Stewart (6th), Dianna Major (3rd) Leona Le Lievre (7th), Tamara Zwicker-Cloutier (3rd) Julie DiNardo (8th),Doris Waite (4th) Paula McAleese (19th), George Bishay (5th).

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Support Proposed Federal Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
May 3, 2016 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the federal government for its proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, blunt wraps, and most cigars. Announced on April 30 in the Canada azette, Part I, this amendment to the Tobacco Act is open

Celebrate your smile this April!
May 1, 2016 - National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 9–15 as part of oral health month in Canada. Why not help your smile shine by making your dental hygienist your partner in disease prevention for better overall health.

Safety Alerts

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare recalling 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children
May 1, 2016 - Health Canada is informing Canadians that Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has initiated a voluntary recall of 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children because of a potential risk of inconsistences in dosing...