vol.50 no.2
Scholarship Program
Get Smart About
Employment Contracts
Oh Canada!
Readers' Choice
has its Advantages

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.

CDHA Leadership Summit, Professional Development Session and AGM

Sponsored by Philips Sonicare, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is hosting a leadership summit and professional development session in conjunction with its annual general meeting in Edmonton, Alberta. Learn More

Put Your Purple On #dhpurplepride Photo Contest

Voting is now open for the Put Your Purple On #dhpurplepride photo contest, powered by PHILIPS Sonicare and PHILIPS ZOOM! View the finalists and vote for your favourite by June 15.

International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) 2016

Swiss Dental Hygienists is delighted to welcome the IFDH with the House of Delegates and the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene ISDH to Switzerland. June 23-25, 2016. Learn More

Making Headlines....

Speaking Up for Seniors’ Oral Health Care

CDHA co-sponsored the Hill Times Events' Innovation in Seniors Care forum on June 2, along with the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Nurses Association, and Colleges and Institutes Canada. Read about the forum in an excerpt from the Hill Times Policy Briefing, “Canada’s Aging Society,” which was published on June 6, and visit our website for more examples of CDHA’s advocacy in action.

Oh Canada! What Interests You?

We’d like your thoughts on topics that we should explore in our magazine’s 2017 FOCUS sections. Whitening? First Nations? Specialties? Please take a few moments to complete our survey to help us determine and best serve your needs. The survey closes on June 30.

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!

Reward Yourself and Support CDHA

Did you know that, with every purchase you make with your BMO® CDHA MasterCard®, BMO® makes a contribution to CDHA? This helps CDHA to fund its policy and advocacy work as well as your professional development initiatives. Apply for the card that’s right for you and earn some great rewards. Read More

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Call for Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products in Canada
May 26, 2016 - World No Tobacco Day takes place on May 31, and this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling on all countries to adopt plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco...

Dental Hygienists Support Proposed Federal Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
May 3, 2016 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the federal government for its proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, blunt wraps, and most cigars. Announced on April 30 in the Canada azette, Part I, this amendment to the Tobacco Act...

Safety Alerts

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare recalling 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children
May 1, 2016 - Health Canada is informing Canadians that Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has initiated a voluntary recall of 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children because of a potential risk of inconsistences in dosing...