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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!

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National Conference Wrap-Up

CDHA’s online image gallery features memorable moments from our national conference in Victoria, BC. Individual and group photos of our 25-year recognition pin recipients can be found on page 1; photos of dental hygiene recognition program and CDHA board award winners are on pages 2, 3 and 7.

eNews Readership Survey

We’d like to hear your thoughts on our electronic newsletter. Please take five minutes to complete our survey and share your opinion on the content and design of eNews; general feedback is also appreciated. If you complete the survey by December 15, you’ll be entered into a draw for a CDHA gift basket!

Board of Directors’ Fall Meeting Highlights

CDHA’s board of directors met in Victoria, BC, on October 29 and November 1, in conjunction with the national conference. Highlights from the board meeting are now available.

CDHA Board Awards: Nominations Now Open

CDHA’s board of directors celebrates exceptional volunteer service through its award program, recognizing members who have made outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, either in their communities or nationally through the association. Nominations will be received for CDHA’s Award of Merit, Distinguished Service Award, and Life Membership Award until January 29, 2016.

News Releases

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President
November 30, 2015 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Donna Scott, at its annual general meeting in Victoria, British Columbia, on October 31.

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.

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