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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 17,500 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

Pacific Dental Conference

Canada’s premier dental tradeshow. Vancouver, BC, March 17-19, 2016. Registration now open. Visit CDHA at booth #1551.

Healthy Smiles Ontario Webinar

The government of Ontario is integrating six publicly-funded dental programs into one program, called Healthy Smiles Ontario. Access the free On Demand webinar now.

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....

New CDHA President and Board of Directors

A new CDHA board of directors was installed at the annual general meeting on Saturday, October 31, in Victoria, British Columbia. Joining president Donna Scott (Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories), past president Mandy Hayre (BC), and president-elect Gerry Cool (Alberta). More

Members in the News

Do you want to know about what CDHA member dental hygienists are accomplishing? Check out the new "In the News" area on our website. If you see CDHA members in the news or come across clippings that you think may be of interest to us, please email links or clips to Angie D’Aoust at

Attention Educators!

As a dental hygiene educator, your needs are unique. For that reason, CDHA is pleased to offer a supplementary CDHA Educator membership, which gives you free access to topical webinars, discounted registration rates and priority access for educator workshops, online networking opportunities with over 200 colleagues, and more.

Independent Practice Network Renewal Now Due

This is a friendly reminder that membership in CDHA’s Independent Practice Network (IPN) must be renewed annually. You can renew at the same time that you renew your CDHA membership or simply click here to purchase access to the IPN for the coming year.

News Releases

Diabetes and Dental Hygiene
November 23, 2015 - Dental hygienists join Canadians across the country in celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month this November, and they remind us that oral health professionals are important members of the diabetes health care team.

Dental Hygienists Work to Improve Children’s Oral Health in Canada’s North
November 16, 2015 - On November 20, Canada’s dental hygienists will celebrate Universal Children’s Day by reminding us all of the need to improve access to high-quality preventive oral health care in this country. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) stron

Safety Alerts

Sanofi Canada Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of Allerject
October 28, 2015 - Sanofi Canada is recalling all Allerject® (epinephrine injection, USP). The voluntary recall involves all Allerject currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg/ 0.15 mL and 0.3 mg/0.3 mL strengths for hospitals, retailers and consumers. The