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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.

Pacific Dental Conference

Canada’s premier dental tradeshow. Vancouver, BC, March 17-19, 2016. Registration now open. Visit CDHA at booth #1551.

Global Oral Cancer Forum

CDHA is proud to be an intellectual partner in The Global Oral Cancer Forum to be held in New York City on March 4–5, 2016. The forum will bring together an international and diverse group of individuals who are passionate about and dedicated to reducing the global oral cavity cancer burden. Learn More

Make Professional Development Your New Year's Resolution for 2016

All of CDHA’s non-industry sponsored on-demand webinars are $10 OFF until February 29. Take advantage of these New Year’s savings today! Learn More

Making Headlines....

National Television Advertising Campaign

CDHA is excited to be developing a national television advertising campaign to run during National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW). Highlighting the dental hygiene profession, these 30-second ads in English and French will run 36 times between April 9 and 15 on English and French national TV networks CBC, Slice, Showcase, and Séries+ with an expected audience reach of 2,230,200.

Ongoing Media Activities

Complementing the national television ad campaign will be the distribution of 10 feature news articles to more than 3,000 English and French print and online editors and bloggers, 5-second video advertisements playing on 10 Toronto Transit Commission screens 21,960 times between March 1 and April 31, as well as on two Jumbotron screens in Dundas Square, Toronto, from March 1 to 7.

Share Your Passion for Preventive Oral Health Care

Health ministers from across Canada met recently in Vancouver to discuss priorities for sustainable health care. CDHA remains committed to identifying opportunities and advocating for improved preventive oral health policies by working with all levels of government. If you haven’t already done so, have your say on the federal government’s upcoming budget by participating in the online consultation process. CDHA has drafted ideas and arguments for you to use as a starting point when completing the online form

Joint CFDHRE–CDAA Research Grant Awarded

The Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE), in partnership with the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association (CDAA), is pleased to announce the recipient of our first-ever joint research grant! Congratulations to the interdisciplinary research team of Laura Dempster, BScD(DH), PhD; Stella Ng, PhD, Reg CASLPO; and Jeff Crukley, PhD, FAAA, who are all affiliated with the University of Toronto.

News Releases


Mourning the Loss of a Dental Hygiene Pioneer
February 2, 2016 - The members, board, and staff of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) extend their deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of inspirational dental hygiene educator, researcher, and author, Margaret (Peggy) Walsh, who p

Dental Hygienists Take Action to Reduce the Burden of Oral Cancer
February 1, 2016 - On World Cancer Day (February 4), Canada’s dental hygienists will renew their commitment to the global fight against cancer, which claims 8.2 million lives worldwide every year. World Cancer Day’s new three-year “We can. I can.” campaign theme emphas

Safety Alerts


Gardasil vaccine safety studies show no new risks
December 11, 2015 - After reviewing Canadian and international information regarding the safety of the HPV vaccine Gardasil, Health Canada is informing Canadians that the benefits of using this vaccine continue to outweigh the risks. The overall evidence continues to de