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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 cdha.ca content will not be available through this mobile portal. Instead, this site will focus on the functional sections of cdha.ca - join, renew, registering for the national conference, editing and viewing your profile etc. If there is a page you require, please visit www.cdha.ca through your desktop computer.


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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 28,495 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

Filling the Gap in Oral Health Care

A new CDHA position statement identifies options for reintroducing dental therapy training in postsecondary education programs. Read Now

CDHA's Annual General Meeting

CDHA’s annual general meeting will be held at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON, on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 8:00 am. View details and proxy form.

CDHA 2017 National Conference

CDHA's next conference, Translating Knowledge to Action, will be held in Ottawa, Canada, from October 19 to 21, 2017. This event will be hosted in conjunction with the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and Practice. Learn More

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Conference Kickoff

Our sold out #globalDH17 conference kicks off in two days! We are excited to welcome over 500 clinicians, researchers, educators, and other oral health professionals from around the world to the nation’s capital between October 19 and 21.

Scholarship Deadline Looming

There are less than two weeks left to apply for the NEVI 2.0 CDHA Scholarship, brought to you by CDHA and Hu-Friedy. This funding program is designed to help dental hygienists advance their education. For more information or to download the application form, click here

2018–2019 Call for Proposals

The Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) is pleased to announce the launch of its 2018–2019 Call for Proposals. A maximum of two (2) grants valued at up to $10,000 each will be awarded. For more information, visit CFDHRE’s website or drop by the CFDHRE Silent Auction table at the conference in Ottawa.

Register Early for PDC

The Pacific Dental Conference (PDC) is one of Canada’s premier dental tradeshows, featuring equipment and products from close to 300 exhibitors while hosting over 200 open sessions and hands-on courses. The conference will take place in Vancouver, March 8–10, 2018, and early bird registration is now open.

News Releases


Dental Hygienists in Canada’s Capital to Share Clinical & Research Expertise
October 13, 2017 - More than 500 dental hygienists from around the world will gather in Ottawa, Ontario, from October 19 to 21 to share leading-edge research and clinical and teaching experiences at Translating Knowledge to Action, a global conference co-hosted by the

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence
October 9, 2017 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize ten individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation

Safety Alerts


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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.