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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.

The 2017 Colouring Contest is Now Open

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

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Keep CDHA in the Loop

Have you moved? Removed your landline? Graduated? In order for us to serve you better, we need you to keep your CDHA membership profile up to date. Your profile page is your one-stop shop for updating and adding personal membership data as well as advising CDHA of all your communication preferences. Please take a moment to review and update your profile today!

Pacific Dental Conference

Register today for Canada’s premier dental tradeshow. Vancouver, BC, March 9-11, 2017. Download the flyer for more details and be sure to visit the CDHA booth #10 on Level 1.

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Board Awards: Nomination Deadline Approaching

CDHA’s board of directors celebrates exceptional volunteer service through its award program, recognizing members who have made outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, either locally in their communities or nationally through the association. Nominations for CDHA’s Award of Merit, Distinguished Service Award, and Life Membership Award must be received no later than Sunday, January 29.

NEVI 2.0 CDHA Scholarship Recipients Selected

Hu-Friedy and CDHA are pleased to announce that three students working towards bachelor's degrees and one doctoral level student have been selected as the recipients of the 2016 NEVI 2.0 CDHA scholarships. This funding opportunity is designed to help dental hygienists advance their education, and it will continue in 2017. Bookmark cdha.ca/NEVI and check back in the spring for the application form.

National List of Service Codes Updated

Have you heard? CDHA recently released the 2017 National List of Service Codes, the first major revision to the list since 2012. This newest edition is the result of consultations with numerous stakeholders, including members, the Independent Practice Advisory Committee (IPAC), provincial regulators, and government. Key changes are summarized in the following chart.

Social Responsibility Advocates to Meet in Italy

The Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) is accepting proposals for its 2017–2018 research grant competition. Two grants, valued at up to $10,000 each, will be offered this year to registered Canadian dental hygienists and CDHA members who are undertaking dental hygiene related research. Applications from graduate students are welcome. A completed application form is due by midnight ET on January 31.

News Releases


Dental Hygienists Urge You to Quit Smoking
January 13, 2017 - Research shows that smoking can damage every part of the body, including the mouth, causing life-threatening cancers and chronic diseases. During National Non-Smoking Week (January 15‒21), dental hygienists across Canada remind us all of the need ...

Dental Hygienists Advise You to Focus on Oral Health in 2017
December 28, 2016 - The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals. While many people focus on self-improvement initiatives, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook oral health when ...

Safety Alerts


Health Canada updates Canadians on homeopathic teething products
October 20, 2016 - 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.