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National Dental Hygienists Week
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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.

The 2017 Colouring Contest is Now Open

Winners will receive Toys R Us gift cards and kids oral health prize packs from Sunstar G•U•M for the the NDHW™ Colouring Contest. learn more

Download the NDHWTM Marketing Kit

Download the NDHWTM marketing kit... Your one-stop shop for all our resources in one handy file. Download it today and get started!

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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#NDHW17 Excitement Builds

National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) is less than one month away and the excitement is building! On March 14 we reached 17,000 Facebook fans. Thanks for helping to make our #17in17 campaign a success! Now you can add an NDHW frame to your social media profile pictures at twibbon.com. Log in from desktop computer recommended to access full options not available on mobile devices. Read more

Ending Soon! Fluoride Varnishes On-Demand Webinar

Our on-demand webinar on fluoride varnishes, sponsored by 3M, ends on March 31. Register now and have up to one year to access it. This webinar explores topical fluoride treatments, what constitutes an effective varnish, the ease of the application process, and the Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) tool.

IST Workshop in Vancouver

Are you interested in learning about using glass ionomer as a temporary restorative material? The next full-day interim stabilization therapy (IST) workshop, sponsored by Colgate, will take place in Vancouver on Saturday, May 27, and will include both theory and a practical hands-on component. The cost for CDHA members is $225; a discounted price of $160 is available for members of the IPN or Educators’ community. The deadline to register is April 28. Don’t delay—register today!

Download Your Membership Tax Receipt

With tax season upon us, you can easily download your membership receipt from your online profile. Did you know that you can also download your insurance certificate too? When you access your profile page, please take a moment to confirm your information and complete any missing details.

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.