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2017 CDHA National
Show Your
Professional Pride

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.

Download the New Advocacy Poster Series

CDHA encourages you to download and display the new advocacy poster series. Educate your clients by displaying the small posters in your workspace. Learn More

2017 NDHWTM Colouring Contest

And the winners from 1,644 entries are....Click here to find out!

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

Making Headlines....

Board Election Results

CDHA recently held elections for board director positions in three provinces and the territories. The voter turnout was excellent, and we are pleased to announce the successful candidates: Anne Caissie: board director for New Brunswick, Wendy Stewart: board director for Nova Scotia, Natasha Burian: board director for the North, Francine Trudeau: board director for Quebec.

Show Us Your NDHW

CDHA also recognizes some of our outstanding CDHA members, as selected by the marketing team, who went above and beyond in their enthusiastic and creative efforts to support National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™). Norfolk Dental Hygiene, Oxford College, Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec, Brittney Aldrich, and Southern Ontario Dental Hygiene College are our 2017 Show Us Your NDHW™ prize winners.

Independent Practice at the Conference

At CDHA’s global dental hygiene conference this fall, join us for two great sessions on independent practice. The first session features a panel of independent dental hygienists (IDHs), working in both fixed and mobile practices, who will share their professional successes and challenges. The second event is a coffee-house chat, sponsored by Colgate, where current and future IDHs can discuss issues and opportunities relevant to dental hygiene entrepreneurs (preregistration not required). Read More

A Tribute to You

CDHA acknowledges Crest® + Oral-B® as a proud supporter of Canadian dental hygienists. If you haven’t had a chance to see the Crest® + Oral-B® “Hygiene Proud” video, it’s worth taking a moment to check it out! This uplifting one-minute video reinforces all of the amazing things that dental hygienists do in caring for their clients and promoting oral health, and reminds us why we take such pride in the profession!

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Urge Canadians to Say No to Tobacco
June 16, 2017 - Dental hygienists will mark World No Tobacco Day on May 31 by reminding Canadians of the serious health risks associated with tobacco use.

Dental Hygienists Support Enhanced Federal Funding for Territorial Health
March 24, 2017 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) supports the federal government’s enhanced investments in the Territorial Health Investment Fund, as outlined in Budget 2017. This funding will improve access to health services in the territories...

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.