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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 17,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

ANNOUNCING … Your Chance to Shine!

CDHA’s Dental Hygiene Recognition Program celebrates the accomplishments of CDHA members, including practising dental hygienists, dental hygiene students, and educators. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2015 awards.

The LISTERINE® Challenge: Spread the Word

Help raise $10,000 for the Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE). This year, we are partnering with the LISTERINE® Challenge. For every client of yours who signs up, LISTERINE® will donate $1.00 to the CFDHRE! Learn more

Pacific Dental Conference

Vancouver, British Columbia March 5-7, 2015. Visit CDHA at booth #1925
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Research Made Faster and Easier

CDHA is thrilled to announce the launch of a new searchable online index for the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, Canada's only peer-reviewed journal published exclusively for dental hygienists.

Try it today and let us know what you think at journal@cdha.ca!

NDHWTM Colouring Contest is Back!

After such a huge success last year with more than 700 entries, we’re pleased to launch the 3rd annual National Dental Hygienists WeekTM (NDHWTM) colouring contest, featuring great prizes from CDHA and Sunstar G•U•M. Download and distribute the entry form to your clients and at school-based educational sessions. You can even post the colouring page on your own websites. Contest entry deadline is May 1.

Farewell to a Dental Hygiene Icon

CDHA members, board, and staff extend their deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of inspirational dental hygiene pioneer, educator, and author, Michele Darby, who passed away peacefully last week after an extended battle with brain cancer. She was at home surrounded by her loved ones. It truly is a huge loss for our profession and the dental hygiene community.

Scientific Editor, Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene

The Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene is seeking a new Scientific Editor to begin in November 2015 for a three-year term. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline as well as extensive expertise in dental hygiene practice and research, and should hold an academic appointment at a recognized degree-granting Canadian institution. Candidates must also be CDHA members.

News Releases


Dental Hygienists Get to the Heart of the Matter
February 23, 2015 - February is Heart Month in Canada and, as primary health care providers, dental hygienists are strong supporters of this awareness campaign, educating their clients on the risks of heart disease and stroke and the links between oral health and overal

Dental Hygienists Promote Early Detection of Oral Cancer
January 30, 2015 - As active supporters of World Cancer Day (February 4), Canada’s dental hygienists remind us that early detection is key to improving treatment outcomes for oral cancer.

Safety Alerts


Ebola Resources from the ADA and CDC
October 27, 2014 - The ADA Division of Science advises dental professionals not to treat dental patients if they have signs and symptoms of Ebola