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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...

Notice of 2015 AGM

CDHA's annual general meeting will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 8:00 am. View details and proxy form.

Be a Winner with e-CPS

CDHA membership includes FREE access to CPS online (a $349 value). During the 2015 national conference, visit booth #45/46 to use this tool in a hands-on setting. Get invaluable tips and enter for your chance to win an iPad. Read more…

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Just Released! Oral Cancer Screening Online Course

A new online professional development course, “Oral Cancer Screening For Today’s Population,” is now available! This four-module course includes the latest information on incidence, mortality, and risk factors related to oral and oropharyngeal cancer. The role of the dental hygienist in the discovery of abnormal lesions, the performance of the extraoral and intraoral examination and assessment, management and referral of abnormal findings will be covered. More.

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EXPLORE Our Welcome Reception

Meet CTV’s MasterChef Canada finalist Jennifer Innis* (a proud CDHA member) at the welcome reception and opening of the exhibit hall on Thursday, October 29, during CDHA’s national conference in Victoria, BC. Jennifer will share with us how being a dental hygienist helped her on the show and how that experience has changed the way she practises. More

Save with GoodLife Fitness

The CDHA/GoodLife Fitness member discount program offers substantial savings—close to 50% off the regular individual membership rate. Enroll or renew before the October 31 CDHA membership renewal deadline and live a healthier, happier life!

2015 Job Market and Employment Survey Coming Soon

Complete the 2015 job market and employment survey this fall! In early October, you will receive an email invitation to participate in the survey from Framework Partners Inc. All responses are confidential (names are only collected for the prize draws). By completing the survey you’ll have a chance to win one of two Fitbit Charge HR wristbands (valued at $179 each) or one of 20 $10 Starbucks or Tim Horton gift cards.

News Releases

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Continues to Build Partnerships with Dental Industry
October 5, 2015 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is committed to working with its dental industry partners to build a stronger awareness and deeper understanding of the dental hygiene profession and to advocate and promote oral health nationwide. As

CDHA Supports Health Action Lobby’s Call to Action on Health Care
September 22, 2015 - CDHA joins other members of Canada’s Health Action Lobby (HEAL) to remind federal leaders that Canadians want government to make the challenges facing our health-care system a priority. Public opinion research consistently reveals that Canadians care

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