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Find out about upcoming oral health events or post an event, celebrate the profession with NDHW™ or browse our latest news releases.

CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 30,219 dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 20,000 individual members, including students. Since 1963, CDHA has worked to advance the profession and promote the importance of oral health.

RDHs Are Essential Primary Health Care Professionals

Oral health is essential to overall health. It is well established that poor oral health is associated with a host of health conditions such as diabetes, aspiration pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease... Learn more

COVID-19 Information for Dental Hygienists

CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection. Check back for additional information as the situation evolves. Learn more

PPE access and costs – Polling results from independent dental hygienists

CDHA’s latest rapid polling of independent dental hygienists across Canada looks at current experiences with PPE access and costs. Results reveal which PPE items are the most difficult to access, which PPE cost the most... Log in to read more.

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The Benefits of Membership

At CDHA, we take great pride in offering programs and services that allow you to succeed in your profession! Renew your CDHA membership before the October 31 deadline to ensure uninterrupted access to premium membership benefits, including your professional liability insurance. When you renew, you’ll also be entered in a draw for some great prizes* and you can register for our upcoming virtual conference for a special low fee of only $20.21! Members who renew through their provincial body can also register for the conference now. Remember: conference registration closes October 26 at 12 pm ET!

*Members who join or renew through their provincial body will be automatically entered in the draw. Members in British Columbia will be excluded as they will have their own contest starting January 2022.

Job Market & Employment Survey Extended!

We have extended our 2021 Job Market & Employment Survey until October 15! Since our last survey in 2019, there have been significant workplace challenges for dental hygienists, especially due to the pandemic, making it even more important for us to obtain accurate data from practising members across the country. If you haven’t yet completed the survey, please check your inbox today for the latest email invitation from “CDHA via The Portage Group.”

*If you did not receive an invitation, please check your "junk" folders to ensure that it was not blocked by your spam filters. If you still cannot locate it, please email for access.

Scholarship Deadline Approaching

October 29 will come sooner than you think, especially if you are advancing your education and would like to apply for a CDHA scholarship. There are $5,000 in scholarships to be awarded! Review the details and complete the application form for this funding opportunity today.

Help Us Select Oh Canada! FOCUS Topics

We’d like your feedback on possible FOCUS topics to explore in 2022. Cultural safety and sensitivity, special needs clients, repetitive strain injuries, mental health? Please take just one minute to complete our survey to help us understand and best meet your needs. The survey closes October 15.

News Releases

Canada’s 2021 Dental Hygiene Superheroes Unmasked
July 16, 2021 - From an impressive field of 778 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its fourth annual Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition.

CDHA & Dental Industry: Partners for Success
June 4, 2021 - As the focus shifts from oral health month (April) to a new membership year and a first-ever virtual conference, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) continues to foster meaningful partnerships with dental industry.

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
October 7, 2021 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.

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.