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Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 28,495 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 18,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton, 16615 109th Avenue North West, Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday, October 22, at noon. View the official notice and proxy form.

Keep CDHA in the Loop

Have you moved? Removed your landline? Graduated? In order for us to serve you better, we need you to keep your CDHA membership profile up to date. Your profile page is your one-stop shop for updating and adding personal membership data as well as advising CDHA of all your communication preferences. Please take a moment to review and update your profile today!

Pacific Dental Conference

Registration now open for Canada’s premier dental tradeshow. Vancouver, BC, March 9-11, 2017. Download the flyer for more details and be sure to visit the CDHA booth on Level 1.

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2017 Conference Announcement: Call for Abstracts

We invite you to submit an abstract for possible presentation at “Translating Knowledge to Action,” next year’s global dental hygiene conference, co-hosted by CDHA and the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice. Abstracts will be considered for both oral and poster research sessions and should present data with the potential to advance the dental hygiene body of knowledge. Learn More.

Now On Demand: Fluoride Varnishes Webinar

Did you miss our recent webinar, “Remineralize & Prevent Caries with Varnish Technology,” sponsored by 3M? Don’t worry! It is now available on demand, so you can register today and explore, at your convenience, topical fluoride treatments, what constitutes an effective varnish, the ease of the application process, and client evaluation utilizing the Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) tool.

Win a Smartphone with CPS

Renew your CDHA membership and activate your CPS account by October 31 for a chance to win a smartphone. Check out all the contest details on the newly redesigned web page brought to you by the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

Dental Hygiene Quarterly: Coming Soon

The Fall 2016 issue of Dental Hygiene Quarterly (formerly known as DVD Quarterly of Dental Hygiene) will be mailed mid-October; the streaming version will be available online at the same time. Please accept our apologies for the delay in production. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Read More.

News Releases

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence in Dental Hygiene
October 13, 2016 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize nine leaders in oral health for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation.

Dental Hygienists Promote Oral Health for Older Adults
October 4, 2016 - On October 1, Canadians celebrated the older adults whose mentoring, leadership, and volunteerism have shaped the nation. National Seniors Day was also an occasion for dental hygienists to remind Canada’s seniors and their caregivers of the ...

Safety Alerts

Recommended Vaccines for Patients 50 Years of Age and Older
May 1, 2016 - 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