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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.

CDHA 2017 National List of Service Codes

The CDHA 2017 National List of Service Codes are now available for download. This latest revision reflects the changing environment for independent dental hygiene practices across the country.

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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Join Our Public Awareness Network

CDHA is looking for knowledgeable and passionate volunteers to lend their dental hygiene expertise and effective communications skills to our public awareness and media relations programs. Members of our new Public Awareness Network may be asked to pitch prepared media releases or feature stories to their local media outlets, to support promotions for National Dental Hygienists Week™, and to serve as spokespeople for media interview requests fielded at the national office. Please indicate your interest by completing a short application by December 31.

CDHA Board Award Nominations Open

CDHA’s board of directors celebrates exceptional volunteer service through its award program, recognizing members who have made outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, either in their communities or nationally through the association. Nominations will be received for CDHA’s Award of Merit, Distinguished Service Award, and Life Membership Award until January 29, 2017.

Make Room in Your Wallet for a $100 Gift Card

CDHA and First Data have partnered to lower your transaction costs, provide user-friendly reporting tools, and equip you with the latest payment solutions to help grow your business. To see how much you could save, send one or two merchant processing statements to cdha@firstdata.com by December 15.

Holiday Gifts Delivered at a Discount

Send your presents and parcels and more…for less! Enjoy great discount rates from FedEx® for holiday packages. As a CDHA member, you are eligible for member discounts on select FedEx® shipping services. Whether you're shipping within Canada or around the world, you can count on FedEx® to deliver peace of mind and reliability on time for the holidays!

News Releases


Dental Hygienists Support Children’s Right to Oral Health
November 18, 2016 - On November 20, dental hygienists will celebrate Universal Children’s Day, reminding us all of the importance of protecting and promoting children’s rights, including the right to good oral health

Diabetes and Dental Hygiene
November 11, 2016 - On November 14, Canadian dental hygienists will join more than 1 billion people worldwide in marking World Diabetes Day. As primary health care providers, dental hygienists are important members of the diabetes health care team.

Safety Alerts


Health Canada updates Canadians on homeopathic teething products
October 20, 2016 - 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.