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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 31,000 dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing over 22,000 individual members, including students. Since 1963, CDHA has worked to advance the profession and promote the importance of oral health.

Participation in the CDCP

Oral health providers can now confirm their participation in the CDCP directly with Sun Life. Learn more

2024 Annual General Meeting

CDHA's Annual General Meeting

CDHA’s annual general meeting will be held virtually on Saturday, September 28, 2024, at 12 pm ET. View details and proxy form.

Share Your Snapshots

CDHA’s free image bank was designed for you to use in your practice to support promotions, media, etc. We have recently developed an easy upload tool to help you share photos you have taken in your practice. Visit the imageBank and click on the purple “Upload Your DH Photos” button to get started.

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Membership Means More

CDHA’s 2024–2025 membership renewal period begins July 24. Membership with your national professional association means more learning and savings, including access to unlimited FREE webinars, several online courses, and discounted pricing for our fall national conference in Niagara Falls. Membership also means winning! When you renew, you’ll be entered in a draw* for some great prizes including a $1,000 early bird prize. If you’re in BC, you’re now on the same renewal schedule as the rest of the country, so don’t delay. Visit our website to browse the myriad benefits of CDHA membership and renew today!

*Members who have opted for autorenewal will be automatically entered in the draws.

Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on Saturday, September 28, at 12:00 pm ET. View the official notice and proxy form online in English and French. Registration for the AGM is free and includes an education session on interpreting a patient’s medical history. Registration will open August 14.

2024 National Conference - Student Project Exhibit

Student Project Exhibit: Deadline Extended

The 2024 Student Project Exhibit, sponsored by Waterpik, at CDHA’s fall conference in Niagara Falls celebrates dental hygiene student excellence. Students and recent graduates are invited to display a creative project implemented during the 2022–2024 academic period, which will be judged in the conference exhibit hall. Apply as an individual or a team by the new September 11 deadline. Great prizes to be won! Visit our website for details.

Trends - oral health product eBulletin

June Oral Health Product eBulletin

The latest issue of CDHA’s oral health product eBulletin, Trends, was published on June 28. It provides insight into the newest oral health products on the market today to help shape your client care for tomorrow. If you missed it, you can still read it here.

News Releases

Expansion to Canadian Dental Care Plan Will Keep Even More Vulnerable Populations Healthier
June 27, 2024 - As of today, eligibility for the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) will open for children under 18, and people with a valid Canada Disability Tax Credit.

Historic Day for Oral Health of Canada’s Most Vulnerable Populations
May 2, 2024 - It’s a historic time in Canada for the oral health of the country’s most vulnerable populations. Yesterday, on May 1, many independent dental hygienists began providing treatment for eligible seniors under the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP).

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