2015 National
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The Listerine

Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 26,850 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 17,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

2015 Election Campaign Kit

CDHA has developed an Election Campaign Toolkit that includes key oral health messages, tips on connecting with candidates in your riding, and one-page information sheets on improving access to preventive oral care for all Canadians. Read More...

Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Our Put Your Purple On #DHpurplepride photo contest is over. Click here to see the winners!

World Dental Hygienist Awards

The Sunstar Foundation created the World Dental Hygienist Awards to recognize dental hygienists and dental hygiene students who have made important contributions to the oral health community, their profession, and the public. Apply Today!

Making Headlines....

Summer School Anyone?

Summer school is made easy with on-demand webinars from CDHA! Our professional development opportunities include a full array of on-demand webinars at “summer” prices as well as a selection of FREE offerings. Summer’s here … let the learning begin! School’s in so register today!

It’s Almost That Time of Year Again

CDHA’s membership renewal campaign is just around the corner. Watch your email on August 4 for your official renewal notice. Early bird renewal by September 30 enters you in a draw for your choice of an Apple iPad or one complimentary national conference registration. More

Oh Canada! Readers’ Choice Award

Congratulations to Jennifer Cicci! With 59% of the popular vote, Jennifer’s article entitled, “My Journey with Cancer – A Dental Hygienist’s Perspective,” published in the Spring 2015 issue of Oh Canada!, is the $1,000 prize winner of this year’s CDHA Oh Canada! Readers’ Choice Award sponsored by SUNSTAR G•U•M.

Independent Practice Advisor

CDHA is seeking an individual with sound knowledge of CDHA’s Code of Ethics and National Service Codes to provide support for dental hygienists who are practising independentlyWorking up to 15 hours/week, this advisor will respond to all enquiries relating to independent practice, monitor the Independent Practice Community listserv, and work with the insurance industry. View the full posting

News Releases

Dental Hygiene Canada Launch
June 16, 2015 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to announce the launch of — a website containing a wealth of information for the general public about dental hygiene and oral health. The site features oral heal

Dental Hygienists Advocate for a World Without Tobacco
May 29, 2015 - As active supporters of World No Tobacco Day (May 31), Canada’s dental hygienists remind us of the need to eliminate tobacco use for improved oral and overall health. While most people know that tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death

Safety Alerts

Recommended Vaccines for Patients 50 Years of Age and Older
July 16, 2015 - In general, adult Canadians are underimmunized for routine vaccine-preventable diseases. Primary responsibility for adult immunization falls to family doctors and other primary care providers. To streamline current recommendations for average Canadia