vol.50 no.2
Scholarship Program
Get Smart About
Employment Contracts
CDHA Summer
School 2016
has its Advantages

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.

CDHA Leadership Summit, Professional Development Session and AGM

Sponsored by Philips Sonicare, 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

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!

Together We Are Stronger

As the collective voice of the dental hygiene profession, CDHA is not just about strength in numbers. Our success also depends on the strength of our members, and we take great pride in offering premium member benefits that allow you to be CDHA strong. Our membership renewal period opens on August 2.

Making Headlines....

New! Oral Health Product eBulletin

In case you missed it, the first issue of CDHA’s new oral health product eBulletin, Trends, was published just prior to Canada Day. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check it out! We would love to hear whether or not you find this eBulletin of value, and so encourage you to take a moment to answer two simple questions.

Professional Development Opportunities in Ontario: Fall 2016

CDHA is organizing three full-day workshops for dental hygienists this fall. On Saturday, October 1, in Windsor, we will offer a session on interim stabilization therapy. On Friday, November 4, in partnership with Colgate, a second IST workshop will be held in Toronto. On Saturday, November 5, also in Toronto, CDHA and SUNSTAR G•U•M / BUTLER will present an interactive session for budding and established entrepreneurs.

Oh Canada! Readers’ Choice Award Winner

Congratulations to Jo-Anne Jones! Capturing 30% of the popular vote, Jo-Anne’s article, entitled “Periodontal Disease: The Three Pillars of Prevention,” published in Fall/Winter 2015 is the winner of this year’s CDHA Oh Canada! Readers’ Choice Award.

Tell Us Why You Belong to CDHA

As a CDHA member, you help to shape the future of the association and the dental hygiene profession, while enjoying an expansive array of programs and services that meet your unique needs. In 50 words or less, tell us why you belong to CDHA, and we may use your testimonial in an upcoming promotional campaign. Email marketing@cdha.ca to share the reasons why you are a CDHA member.

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Maintain a Strong Relationship with Dental Industry Partners
June 28, 2016 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes that partnerships are fundamental to building a deeper understanding of the dental hygiene profession and to advocating and promoting oral health nationwide. As a result, CDHA continues...

Dental Hygienists Call for Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products in Canada
May 26, 2016 - World No Tobacco Day takes place on May 31, and this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling on all countries to adopt plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco...

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...