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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.

Download the New Advocacy Poster Series

CDHA encourages you to download and display the new advocacy poster series. Educate your clients by displaying the small posters in your workspace. Learn More

2017 NDHWTM Colouring Contest

And the winners from 1,644 entries are....Click here to find out!

CDHA 2017 National Conference

CDHA's next conference, Translating Knowledge to Action, will be held in Ottawa, Canada, from October 19 to 21, 2017. This event will be hosted in conjunction with the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and Practice. Learn More

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New Release! CPS on the RxTx Mobile App

Have you downloaded your FREE app to access all the latest drug information at your fingertips? The CPS on the RxTx Mobile App has just been redesigned and it’s now easier to use! Updated features, thanks to user feedback, include a more powerful search engine and easier navigation. Watch the Canadian Pharmacists Association’s short video in English or French or read the release notes, complete with user friendly images and quick tips, for more information on these improvements

Silver Diamine Fluoride Webinar Available On Demand

Did you happen to miss our May 10 live webinar on silver diamine fluoride (SDF)? Don’t worry! It’s available to watch on demand when convenient for you. Arm yourself with up-to-date knowledge now that SDF has been approved for use in Canada.

Expiration Dates for Online Courses and Webinars

Before we spring into summer, CDHA encourages you to check the expiration dates for your online course and webinar purchases. As announced in November 2016, all of CDHA's professional development offerings now have an expiration date of one year from the date of purchase or selection (in the case of free offerings) unless otherwise specified. Any online courses or webinars purchased or selected before November 1, 2016, will expire on November 1, 2017.

CDHA Member Wins International Award

Congratulations to CDHA member Bev Woods and her Gift From the Heart program for placing second in the Dental Hygienist—Social Responsibility Award competition sponsored by the International Federation of Dental Hygienists and the Global Child Dental Fund. This award program recognizes and supports volunteer projects aimed at improving the oral health of disadvantaged children.

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Support Enhanced Federal Funding for Territorial Health
March 24, 2017 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) supports the federal government’s enhanced investments in the Territorial Health Investment Fund, as outlined in Budget 2017. This funding will improve access to health services in the territories...

Dental Hygiene and Your Diet
March 22, 2017 - During National Nutrition Month this March, dental hygienists—your partners in prevention—remind everyone of the important link between proper nutrition and oral health.

Safety Alerts

Charac and Charac-Tol activated charcoal products
January 24, 2017 - Health Canada follows up with Canadians concerning the recent warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding possible safety issues involving homeopathic teething products in the United States.