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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.

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CDHA takes great pride in offering premium member benefits that allow you to be CDHA strong including free webinars all year long—saving you hundreds of dollars. Not a member? Join or renew today!

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.

Put Your Purple On!

Our annual Put Your Purple On photo contest, powered by Philips Sonicare and Philips Zoom! was a great success again this year receiving yet another record breaking 663 entries. Choose your favourite and cast your vote today!

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Ending Soon! Smoking Cessation On-Demand Webinar

Our FREE on-demand webinar on smoking cessation, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, closes May 31. Register before then to secure access for a one-year period. This session, co-presented by a pharmacist and a dentist, addresses the specific impacts of tobacco use on oral health, the benefits and risks of evidence-based nicotine replacement therapy, and more.

Honouring Dental Hygiene Pioneers

CDHA is producing name plates for the boardrooms at our national office and would like member feedback on which dental hygiene pioneers we should honour. Please complete our short survey. Please complete our short survey.

Updated Privacy Statement

Your data privacy and security are important to us. We’ve updated our privacy statement and terms of use to include more details about the data we collect on our members and why. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments, as we are committed to providing you with the best possible user experience while also protecting your data rights.

News Releases

Dental Hygienists: Your Oral Health Care Superheroes in April & Always!
March 27, 2018 - National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place April 7‒13 as part of oral health month in Canada. During the week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us that taking care of our mouth ...

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

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.