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Welcome to the CDHA mobile website. Our mobile experience was designed and developed with utility in mind. Therefore, some of the current content will not be available through this mobile portal. Instead, this site will focus on the functional sections of - join, renew, registering for the national conference, editing and viewing your profile etc. If there is a page you require, please visit through your desktop computer.

Join or renew today as an Active, Support, Student or Retired member and secure immediate access to your premium membership benefits.

Aim higher! View the current list of job opportunities or post a job.

To keep up with your continuing competency requirements, check out our upcoming professional development opportunities.

Read up on our latest peer-reviewed research journal, CJDH, or professional member magazine, Oh Canada!

Find out about upcoming oral health events or post an event, celebrate the profession with NDHW™ or browse our latest news releases.

Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,246 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

NDHWTM Free Webinar!

Are you ready to show your #dhpurplepride this April but aren’t quite sure how? This webinar will provide a wealth of ideas and tips on how to join your dental hygienist colleagues in celebrating National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™), April 7-13, 2018.

New Advocacy Toolkit for Members

Successful advocacy depends on local efforts by members to deliver a strong message to their elected representatives on issues affecting their community. To prepare dental hygienists for this advocacy work, CDHA has developed a new advocacy toolkit.

Superhero Colouring Contest

Cavity-fighting Plaque A. Tack is back for our 6th annual National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) colouring contest, featuring great prizes from Sunstar G•U•M. Download entry forms and share them with all your clients. NDHW™ 2018 runs from April 7 to 13 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

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Final Countdown to #NDHW18

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) is just over three weeks away, and we encourage you to download our updated NDHW™ campaign marketing kit to get started! Every document and resource you need for your event planning is now available online in one handy digital file. Keep your eye out for the upcoming issue of Oh Canada! magazine, which will contain tear-out copies of several resources.

Download our social media document for sample posts and other tips for use throughout the week, add an NDHW™ frame to your social media profile pictures at, post your #DHpurplepride pictures, nominate someone deserving for our #dentalhygienesuperhero competition, get those colouring contest entries in, and most of all have a fabulous time! Everything you need to know can be found at

Smoking Cessation Webinar On Demand

Our FREE smoking cessation webinar, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, is now available on demand. Pharmacist Ron Pohar and dentist Deborah P Saunders share the latest information on evidence-based nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), how to discuss tobacco use with clients, and more. Since this is a sponsored webinar, it will only be available until May 22. Register within that time frame to secure access for a one-year period.

Patricia from Hamilton had this to say about the session: “Quitting smoking is difficult and I want my clients to know that going “cold turkey” is not the answer! This webinar provided me with the tools I need to discuss this with my clients in a positive and understanding way.”

Download Your Membership Tax Receipt

CDHA’s president and select staff will be attending the following evenWith tax season upon us, you can easily download your membership receipt from your online profile. Did you know that you can also download your insurance certificate? When you open your profile page, please take a moment to confirm your information and provide any missing details.

Invest in Dental Hygiene Research

The Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) is the only charity in Canada dedicated solely to dental hygiene research and education. CFDHRE takes pride in funding research to improve oral health outcomes and advance the dental hygiene profession. But, we need your help! Donate today and help us achieve our fundraising goal of $10,000 by April 30. An investment in dental hygiene research is an investment in oral health!

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Promote Healthy Eating for Healthy Teeth
March 19, 2018 - March is National Nutrition Month in Canada and a perfect time to examine our eating habits and their effects on our oral and overall health. As our partners in prevention, dental hygienists remind us that poor nutrition has a negative effect on our

Canada's Dental Hygienists Celebrate World Oral Health Day
March 12, 2018 - On March 20, Canadian dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day (

Safety Alerts

Charac and Charac-Tol activated charcoal products
January 24, 2017 - 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.