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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.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton, 16615 109th Avenue North West, Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday, October 22, at noon. View the official notice and proxy form.

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!

Together We Are Stronger

As the collective voice of the dental hygiene profession, CDHA is not just about strength in numbers. Our success also depends on the strength of our members, and we take great pride in offering premium member benefits that allow you to be CDHA strong. Our membership renewal period opens on August 2.

Making Headlines....

1–2–3 for IST

CDHA is organizing three full-day interim stabilization therapy (IST) workshops this fall in Ontario, and each will include theory and practical hands-on components. These sessions are a great opportunity for you to widen your scope of practice and develop the skills required to deliver this effective therapeutic procedure. Read More

CDHA Board Highlights

CDHA’s board of directors met on July 26 by video/teleconference. The board heard a presentation from CDHA’s auditor, approved the audited financial statements for 2015–2016, and more. Complete highlights are now available.

CDHA Perks: Important Update

If you have noticed a "This offer is no longer available" message on all CDHA Perks offerings, it means that your subscription has expired (one year from your last membership renewal date). As soon as you renew your CDHA membership, you will automatically be re-enrolled in this popular discount program.

Bonus Renewal Prize for IPN Members

When renewing your CDHA membership, make sure to renew your membership in the Independent Practice Network (IPN) as well. If you renew your IPN membership and add your practice information to our public-facing website,, by October 31, you’ll receive automatic entry in our IPN contest for a chance to win up to four hours of expert graphic design services to promote your independent practice. If you already have a listing, you’ll receive automatic entry in the contest when you renew by October 31.

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Untangle the Floss Controversy
August 5, 2016 - As experts in oral health promotion and disease prevention, Canadian dental hygienists support the use of dental floss as well as other dental aids, such as power toothbrushes and interdental brushes, to clean all tooth surfaces...

Dental Hygienists Maintain a Strong Relationship with Dental Industry Partners
June 28, 2016 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes that partnerships are fundamental to building a deeper understanding of the dental hygiene profession and to advocating and promoting oral health nationwide. As a result, CDHA continues...

Safety Alerts

Recommended Vaccines for Patients 50 Years of Age and Older
May 1, 2016 - 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