National Dental Hygienists Week
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Welcome to the CDHA mobile website. Our mobile experience was designed and developed with utility in mind. Therefore, some of the current content will not be available through this mobile portal. Instead, this site will focus on the functional sections of - join, renew, registering for the national conference, editing and viewing your profile etc. If there is a page you require, please visit through your desktop computer.

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Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,246 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

NDHWTM Free Webinar!

Are you ready to show your #dhpurplepride this April but aren’t quite sure how? This webinar will provide a wealth of ideas and tips on how to join your dental hygienist colleagues in celebrating National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™), April 7-13, 2018.

New Advocacy Toolkit for Members

Successful advocacy depends on local efforts by members to deliver a strong message to their elected representatives on issues affecting their community. To prepare dental hygienists for this advocacy work, CDHA has developed a new advocacy toolkit.

Superhero Colouring Contest

Cavity-fighting Plaque A. Tack is back for our 6th annual National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) colouring contest, featuring great prizes from Sunstar G•U•M. Download entry forms and share them with all your clients. NDHW™ 2018 runs from April 7 to 13 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Making Headlines....

We Did It With #dhpurplepride!

Another amazing National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) is in the books. With an overwhelming number of social media posts, purple-themed photos, website downloads, and colouring contest entries; greetings from government officials; 16 landmarks lit purple across Canada, as well as the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle, UK; and extensive media coverage, the week could not have been a bigger success! THANK YOU! Gift From the Heart set the tone at the start of the week when 450 dental hygienists and student volunteers provided $200,000 of dental hygiene care at no cost to vulnerable populations. Our photo gallery highlights countless incredible events from coast to coast; click on the heart to like your favourites.

Dental Hygiene Quarterly Spring Issue

The spring issue of Dental Hygiene Quarterly is now available and here’s what’s inside: Systemic Periodontitis, Universal Curette, Managing Bacterial Infections, and more. As a CDHA member, you save $50 when subscribing to this valuable professional development resource. Preview the edition or subscribe today by visiting CDHA’s website.

Face Time with CDHA

CDHA’s president and select staff will be attending the following provincial association events next week. ODA ASM18: April 26–28 in Toronto (booth #1838); CRDHA Annual Continuing Competence Event: April 26–28 in Calgary (booth #15). Stop by our booth, pick up some great resources, win incredible prizes or just swing by to say hello. We look forward to seeing you!

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is not only Oral Health Month, it's also Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and CDHA is proud to partner with the Oral Cancer Foundation on the #checkyourmouth campaign. Read these great articles by CDHA members Jo-Anne Jones and Alexandra Sheppard and watch Jo-Anne’s video with its compelling reminder of the importance of educating our clients on self-examination and the subtle signs of oral and oropharyngeal cancers.

News Releases

Dental Hygienists: Your Oral Health Care Superheroes in April & Always!
March 27, 2018 - National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place April 7‒13 as part of oral health month in Canada. During the week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us that taking care of our mouth ...

Dental Hygienists Promote Healthy Eating for Healthy Teeth
March 19, 2018 - March is National Nutrition Month in Canada and a perfect time to examine our eating habits and their effects on our oral and overall health. As our partners in prevention, dental hygienists remind us that poor nutrition has a negative effect on our

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.