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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 17,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

Gift From the Heart

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - across Canada. Dental hygienists give back to the community by providing no cost treatment to those that cannot afford dental hygiene services. Learn more

Call for Abstracts

CDHA is accepting abstracts for the national conference, EXPLORE, on October 29-31, 2015 in Victoria, BC. Deadline: January 16, 2015. Learn more

Pacific Dental Conference

Vancouver, British Columbia March 5-7, 2015. Visit CDHA at booth #1925
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In the Know On the Go AND a Chance to Win an iPad Air

Haven’t downloaded the free RxTx mobile e-CPS app yet? Do it over the holidays by visiting CDHA.ca, then tell us why you love it in a 30-second video clip and you could win an iPad Air! .

Holiday Office Closure

CDHA’s offices will be closed from December 25 to January 1, inclusive. We will be back at work on Friday, January 2 and will respond to your voicemails and emails at that time. Happy Holidays to all!

Colgate–CDHA Dental Hygiene Academic Admission Scholarships

Congratulations to the 20 recipients of the 2014–2015 Colgate–CDHA scholarship! We wish you success as you continue on your educational journey. The complete list of winners is now on our website.

Winter Vacation Giveaway!

CDHA members, family, and friends have access to a world of hotels at amazing discounted rates. These exclusive savings get even better … book your hotel accommodations before March 31 for a chance to win a FREE NIGHT STAY! Visit the CDHA worldwide hotel discounts web page and let the comfort and savings begin!

“I'm Part Of The Change” Campaign Ramps Up!

We are so excited to see how CDHA members have wholeheartedly embraced this campaign to promote greater awareness of oral cancer screening. Oral Cancer Foundation organizers have said, “This is so great!! The US needs to catch up with Canada and soon!” Visit our website to see the image gallery 100 photos submitted so far download the sign, take a photo, hash tag and upload then email to marketing@cdha.ca.

News Releases


Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Supports the Inuit Oral Health Action Plan
December 9, 2014 - December 9, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) –Healthier teeth are leading to healthier lives across Inuit Nunangat, thanks to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s continued commitment to oral health. The latest initiative of Healthy Teeth, Healthy Lives: The Inuit Oral Health

Canada’s Dental Hygienists call for Federal Leadership in Health Care
December 2, 2014 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), a member of the Health Action Lobby (HEAL), supports the HEAL consensus statement launched today calling for the federal government to embrace the Canadian Way of addressing national health issues th

Safety Alerts


Ebola Resources from the ADA and CDC
October 27, 2014 - The ADA Division of Science advises dental professionals not to treat dental patients if they have signs and symptoms of Ebola