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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.

2015 Election Campaign Kit

CDHA has developed an Election Campaign Toolkit that includes key oral health messages, tips on connecting with candidates in your riding, and one-page information sheets on improving access to preventive oral care for all Canadians. Read More...

Update Your Profile

Keep your membership profile up to date and help us serve you better. It’s your one-stop for updating all your personal data and advising CDHA of your communication preferences. www.cdha.ca/profileEdit

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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Your Colleagues Are Already Rediscovering…

CDHA’s 2015–2016 membership renewal notices were distributed last week.* Hundreds of members have already renewed in order to gain instant access to our newest benefit, CDHA Perks, providing more than 365,000 shopping, dining, travel, and entertainment discounts across North America. Renew your membership and rediscover the benefits.

Spread the Word on August 19!

Join CDHA’s social media campaign on Wednesday, August 19, to put preventive oral care at the top of the national political agenda. By posting messages on Facebook and Twitter using the official election hashtag #elxn42 and CDHA’s hashtag ‪#‎voice4oralhealth, you can educate all election candidates on the importance of equitable access to preventive oral care services.

CJDH Research Award Winners

The CJDH Research Award, sponsored by Crest Oral-B, now celebrates the best original research article and best literature review published in the journal in the previous volume year. Click here to see this year’s winners (from Volume 48, 2014).

IST Orientation Session in Toronto

Join us in Toronto, Ontario, on Thursday, September 24, for a full-day interim stabilization therapy (IST) orientation session. The cost for CDHA members is $225; a discounted price of $150 is available for members of the IPN or Educators’ community. Fewer than 24 spots remain! To avoid disappointment, register today to secure your spot!

News Releases


Dental Hygienists Call for Federal Leadership to Support Taxpayers and Improve Oral Care Outcomes
August 19, 2015 - Canada’s dental hygienists call on all federal parties to commit to addressing the costly issue of limited access to preventive oral care in Canada. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) says that inadequate government supports for dental

Public Health Agency of Canada
July 30, 2015 - Government of Canada launches Run To Quit smoking cessation program Today, Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and MP for Kamloops – Thompson - Cariboo, announced Run to Quit, a program to help smokers quit by incorporati

Safety Alerts


Recommended Vaccines for Patients 50 Years of Age and Older
July 16, 2015 - In general, adult Canadians are underimmunized for routine vaccine-preventable diseases. Primary responsibility for adult immunization falls to family doctors and other primary care providers. To streamline current recommendations for average Canadia