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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

2016 Colouring Contest Winners are...

Winners received Toys R Us gift cards and kids oral health prize packs from Sunstar G•U•M for the the NDHW™ Colouring Contest. Learn More

International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) 2016

Swiss Dental Hygienists is delighted to welcome the IFDH with the House of Delegates and the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene ISDH to Switzerland. June 23-25, 2016. Learn More

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Get Your Purple Vote On!

Voting is now open for the Put Your Purple On #dhpurplepride photo contest, powered by PHILIPS Sonicare and PHILIPS ZOOM! View the finalists and vote for your favourite by June 15.

The Mysteries of the Peer-Review Process Webinar Now On Demand

The Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene’s new scientific editor, Dr. Salme Lavigne, unravels “The Mysteries of the Peer-Review Process” during this FREE on-demand webinar. Discover why peer review is necessary, learn to identify peer-reviewed article characteristics, and understand evidence hierarchy. Register for access today!

Just Released On Demand! Navigating the Labyrinth of Procedure Codes and E-Claims Webinar

This newly released on-demand webinar will clarify the procedure coding and claims submission process for independent practice and is FREE for independent practice network (IPN) members. The session focuses on changes to the national dental hygiene service codes as well as commonly used and misused procedure codes. Register now and watch when convenient for you!

DVD Quarterly of Dental Hygiene Update

The Spring 2016 issue of the DVD Quarterly of Dental Hygiene will be mailed the week of May 16; the streaming version will be available online by May 20. Please accept our apologies for the delay in production. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

News Releases


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...

Dental Hygienists Support Proposed Federal Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
May 3, 2016 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the federal government for its proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, blunt wraps, and most cigars. Announced on April 30 in the Canada azette, Part I, this amendment to the Tobacco Act...

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...