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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 31,000 dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 21,000 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

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Thinking of starting your own dental hygiene business? Check out our online course featuring 5 modules: business model, feasibility, marketing, operations, and finances. Learn more

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2023 Job Market & Employment Survey

We have extended our 2023 Job Market & Employment Survey until May 26! Since our last survey in 2021, dental hygienists have continued to face significant workplace challenges, making it especially 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 your 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 click here to request instant access.

Healthy Workplace Matters

Healthy Workplace Matters

May is Mental Health Awareness month. To mark the occasion, check out these three FREE recently released webinars on mental health in the workplace. The first webinar reviews the pandemic’s impact on the mental health of dental hygienists, the second discusses psychological safety at work, and the third offers guidance on building a sustainable healthy workplace.

PYPO Voting

Who Wore Purple Best?

Voting is now open for the 2023 Put Your Purple On! #dhpurplepride photo contest, powered by PHILIPS Sonicare and PHILIPS ZOOM! National Dental Hygienists Week™ once again featured a variety of events and activities, and we received an amazing 800+ photo entries depicting celebrations across Canada. View the finalists and vote* for your favourite by May 29.

*Voting is restricted to CDHA members.


Supporting Your Mental Health

At times, the pace of work and life can be overwhelming and exhausting. Finding the right balance is an individual process. Homewood Health, your FREE member and family assistance program provider, offers many resources to support you, your spouse/partner, and eligible dependent(s) through any challenge. Visit our website to learn more about Homewood’s services, read their recent Lifelines articles or view their 10 steps to achieving work-life balance video.

News Releases

Strengths and gaps in access to oral health care for Canadians
April 4, 2023 - New public polling data conducted on behalf of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) by Abacus Data reveals that 88% of Canadians support the federal government’s new dental care funding, but there are also some areas of concern.

From Age One to One Hundred: Oral Health Matters
April 1, 2023 - April is Oral Health Month in Canada, and an important part of the celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™), which takes place from April 4–10.

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
September 15, 2022 - 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.

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