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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.

Join or renew today as an Active, Support, Student or Retired member and secure immediate access to your premium membership benefits.

Aim higher! View the current list of job opportunities or post a job.

To keep up with your continuing competency requirements, check out our upcoming professional development opportunities.

Read up on our latest peer-reviewed research journal, CJDH, or professional member magazine, Oh Canada!

Find out about upcoming oral health events or post an event, celebrate the profession with NDHW™ or browse our latest news releases.

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.

Pacific Dental Conference

Registration now open for Canada’s premier dental tradeshow in Vancouver, BC, March 8-10, 2018. Download the flyer for more details and be sure to visit CDHA's booth #1623 in the Exhibit Hall.

Job Market & Employment Survey

Thank you for participating in CDHA’s 2017 Job Market & Employment Survey! We're happy to announce that an executive summary as well as full and provincial segmentation reports are now  available online.

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.

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Time to Start Showing Your #dhpurplepride for #NDHW18

National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) is April 7–13. Are you ready? Our celebration ideas flyer will get you thinking, and the downloads coming soon to our website will give you some great material to share. Watch for our NDHW webinar release on February 26 to kick-start your planning. Read More.

ADHA Annual Conference: Member Pricing for CDHA

The American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) annual conference takes place from June 20–23 in Columbus, Ohio. This inspiring three-day event features a rich professional development program, expert speakers, and a packed exhibit hall with a newly added Career Center. CDHA members enjoy ADHA member pricing for this conference, as well as a special early bird discount until Friday, March 2. Use promo code CDHA and register today!

Gift from the Heart

Gift from the Heart is a unique event uniting the profession of dental hygiene behind one common goal. On Saturday, April 7, launching National Dental Hygienists Week, registered dental hygienists across Canada will open their doors and their hearts to provide no-cost preventive dental hygiene services to vulnerable populations as part of this national social responsibility project. YOU can be part of this RDH movement. Register and learn more at

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Promote Early Detection of Oral Cancer
January 26, 2018 - World Cancer Day (February 4) is a perfect time for dental hygienists across Canada to remind the public of the importance of regular oral cancer screenings, not only during dental appointments, but also now at home.

Do You Know a Dental Hygiene Superhero?
January 3, 2018 - Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) and support our new competition to recognize dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada.

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.