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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.

April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week in Canada

Thanks to all dental hygienists across the country who volunteer in many ways, for their national, provincial and local dental hygiene organizations and for oral health and other causes both in their communities and globally. Learn More.

Enter the 2015 Colouring Contest Today!

Participate in the NDHW™ Colouring Contest to win a Toys R Us gift card and kids oral health prize packs from Sunstar G•U•M.

Call for Contributions

Oh Canada! magazine is seeking submissions for its upcoming summer FOCUS section on "Emerging Technologies for the Dental Hygienist." The deadline for submissions is April 15 but negotiable. Please review our author guidelines and contact Angie D'Aoust at marketing@cdha.ca as soon as possible.


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2015 National Conference Registration NOW OPEN!

CDHA’s national conference, EXPLORE, is just over 6 months away, and registration is now open! Visit our conference website to discover all of the inspiring and informative programming that we have planned. Join your friends and colleagues in Victoria from October 29 to 31. We would love to see you there!

NDHW™ Another Great Success

CThe final numbers aren’t yet in, but National Dental Hygienists Week™ 2015 has clearly been a huge success! In addition to official greetings from the prime minister, we received greetings from Minister of Health Rona Ambrose, a senator, and several members of Parliament, including this video from MP Harold Albrecht.

2015 CDHA Board Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 CDHA Board Awards: Dawn Mueller – Award of Merit, Sharon Compton – Distinguished Service Award, Anne Bosy – Life Membership Award. These award recipients have each made outstanding and sustained contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association or their communities.  

DVD Quarterly of Dental Hygiene: Spring 2015

The latest release of the DVD Quarterly of Dental Hygiene is now available. Topics include the interpretation of radiographs, smoking cessation, early diagnosis of oral pharyngeal cancer, the oral systemic link, and Safety 101—introduction to occupational health & safety. Subscribe today!

News Releases

Show off a bigger and healthier smile this April
March 27, 2015 - April is Oral Health Month in Canada, and an important part of the celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™), which takes place from April 5–11.

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Supports Federal Investment in Nunavut Health Services
March 19, 2015 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the federal government for its $32 million investment in services to address mental health issues, chronic disease, and children’s oral health in Nunavut. This funding aims to improve access

Safety Alerts

Ebola Resources from the ADA and CDC
October 27, 2014 - The ADA Division of Science advises dental professionals not to treat dental patients if they have signs and symptoms of Ebola