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Winter 2017
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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.

Register today and get ready to learn, network, and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at this fall’s global dental hygiene conference in Ottawa.

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.

2016-2017 Annual Report

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association relies on the strength, passion, and dedication of its members to move the profession forward through advocacy work, public awareness campaigns, research, and education. The association’s annual report highlights the results of those efforts during the previous fiscal year. Learn More

Making Headlines....

Pharmasave Partnership

CDHA has developed an oral health multimedia presentation that will be disseminated to Pharmasave pharmacists across Canada early in the new year. While pharmacists understand the importance of good oral care, Pharmasave requested more information on best practices in dental hygiene and on products to recommend to patients, including when, why, and how to use them. View the presentation and consider introducing yourself to the Pharmasave pharmacist in your community.

Do You Know a Dental Hygiene Superhero?

Who’s that masked health care superhero who takes pride in what they do, flies to the rescue of clients everywhere, leaps oral health obstacles in a single bound, and defends dental hygiene, armed with the power to battle evil plaque and tooth decay? A dental hygienist, that’s who! And we’re looking to recognize these superpowers and the superheroes who use them every day, improving the lives of their clients and making our communities better places in which to live, work, and play. Championed by your oral health defenders, CDHA and Sensodyne®, this competition opens on January 2, 2018

Employment Contracts for Dental Hygienists

CDHA encourages all dental hygienists to have a signed employment contract. Legal counsel in Ontario has reviewed and updated our sample employment contracts. They are intended primarily as a checklist for items to be considered and should not be used as a definitive agreement. In every case, the specific facts of each employment situation and the relevant provincial law must be considered.

Post Your Event for Free Today

Do you have an oral health event that you’d like to promote or do you need to recruit volunteers? Post the information on CDHA’s Oral Health Events Calendar—it’s free! On a regular basis, CDHA shares this calendar through various social media channels to help spread the word. Check it out and submit your free listing today.

News Releases

Oral Health and the 2017 Fall Reports of the Auditor General
November 22, 2017 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to see that the 2017 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada focus on the importance of oral health programs for First Nations and Inuit peoples.

Diabetes and Dental Hygiene
November 7, 2017 - On November 14, Canadian dental hygienists will join more than 1 billion people worldwide in marking World Diabetes Day.

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.