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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.

Enter the 2015 Colouring Contest Today!

Participate in the NDHW Colouring Contest to win a Toys R Us gift card and kids oral health prize packs from Sunstar G•U•M.

ANNOUNCING … Your Chance to Shine!

CDHA’s Dental Hygiene Recognition Program celebrates the accomplishments of CDHA members, including practising dental hygienists, dental hygiene students, and educators. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2015 awards.

Pacific Dental Conference

Vancouver, British Columbia March 5-7, 2015. Visit CDHA at booth #1925
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NDHWTM 2015: Put Your Purple On!

April 5–11, National Dental Hygienists WeekTM (NDHWTM), is just around the corner! Purple has long been the official colour of dental hygiene and a symbol of our professional pride, so this year we want you to demonstrate that pride in our Put Your Purple On! campaign. Take purple-themed photos, incorporating our “Purple Pride” sign, use hashtag #dhpurplepride, post on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, and submit them to marketing@cdha.ca before the end of April. There will be prizes! Download the sign and get all the details.

Call for CDHA Board Directors

CDHA’s board of directors is currently looking to fill director positions for Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. If you are interested, please contact Ondina Love, Chief Executive Officer, at olove@cdha.ca for more information.

Making Family Violence and Child Abuse Prevention a Priority

CDHA applauds the federal government for its recent announcement of a 10-year, $100 million investment to prevent, detect, and combat family violence and child abuse. Dental hygienists play a key role in early detection and referral of family violence, as physical injuries resulting from abuse are often found in the head and neck regions.

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 CDHA's worldwide hotel discounts web page and let the comfort and savings begin!

News Releases


Dental Hygienists Get to the Heart of the Matter
February 23, 2015 - February is Heart Month in Canada and, as primary health care providers, dental hygienists are strong supporters of this awareness campaign, educating their clients on the risks of heart disease and stroke and the links between oral health and overal

Dental Hygienists Promote Early Detection of Oral Cancer
January 30, 2015 - As active supporters of World Cancer Day (February 4), Canada’s dental hygienists remind us that early detection is key to improving treatment outcomes for oral cancer.

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