2015 National
CJDH vol.49
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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.

Federal Budget 2015 – CDHA Member Update

Key highlights of interest to CDHA and dental hygiene professionals from the recent federal budget.

Photo Contest Winner Announced Soon!

Our Put Your Purple On #DHpurplepride photo contest is over. The winner will be announced shortly, stay tuned!

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....

All New

CDHA is thrilled to launch our transformed — a website designed for the general public and filled with information about dental hygiene and oral health. The centrepiece of the site is our new “Find an Independent Dental Hygienist” search engine, which includes a GPS enabled map, allowing the public to locate independent dental hygiene service providers in their area.

Board Election Results

CDHA’s board of directors is happy to announce the winners of the recent board elections: Beth Ryerse (Ontario), Leanne Huvenaars (Saskatchewan), Deanna Mackay (Manitoba). Congratulations and a warm welcome to our newest board directors, who will begin their terms on October 31 at CDHA’s annual general meeting in Victoria, BC.

Gift From the Heart 2016

We’ve been just BURSTING to tell you... Gift From the Heart is moving from February to April in 2016 to kick off National Dental Hygienists WeeTM! The new date for the one-day campaign is April 9, 2016, so mark your calendars now. Show Canada where your heart is and join us in making a difference, one smile at a time! Watch for more details and registration information later in the fall.

Independent Practice: Gearing Up and Getting Going! Now Available On Demand

Are you considering independent practice as a career option? Are you already an independent practitioner who wants to know more about current market dynamics and key business success factors? This FREE webinar, now available on demand, takes you through the basics of starting your own independent practice and gearing up for opening. It is part of CDHA’s growing inventory of web-based continuing education opportunities.

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

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