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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

Canada Dental Benefit

Canada Dental Benefit

The Canada Dental Benefit is an interim financial support measure that can be used to cover any oral health services provided by an oral health professional, including dental hygienists. Learn More

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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NDHW™ Kicks Off Tomorrow!

We hope your April 4–10 National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) plans are ready to launch and you’re excited to show your #dhpurplepride, taking part in all the contests, public awareness activities, and more. On Friday, March 22, you should have received an email reminding you of 5 things you can do, 5 messages you can share, and 5 resources you can use to raise public awareness of oral health. Visit or for everything you need.

Have you added the Proud Dental Hygienist frame to your social media profile photos? Don’t forget to download and print your Put Your Purple On! sign and use it in all the photos you post on social media.

Put Your Purple On! Raise your voices and celebrate the profession with us!

NDHW™ is generously sponsored by Dentsply Sirona, Sunstar G•U•M, and TD Insurance; our Purple Pride campaign is powered by PHILIPS Sonicare and PHILIPS ZOOM!

Between the Lines

CJDH Between the Lines: Treating Transgender Patients

We’ve just released another episode of CJDH Between the Lines, a video series dedicated to supporting evidence-informed dental hygiene practice! This new episode focusses on treating transgender patients and features author Tammy L Marshall-Paquin, MSDH, RDH, MAADH. In addition to viewing the recording and downloading the article, CDHA members have exclusive and FREE access to self-reflection questions and a certificate of completion, giving you two hours of continuing education credits.

Webinar: Dental Implant Maintenance

Webinar: Mastering Dental Implant Maintenance

Peri-implant disease is a growing concern and everything we think about maintaining dental implants may be wrong! Titanium poses some unique challenges requiring solutions that differ from how we maintain natural teeth. During our latest webinar, sponsored by PHILIPS, learn about what works best to keep implants healthy and functioning and how to blend this evidence-based information into your existing routines.

Board Meeting

Board of Directors’ Winter Meeting Highlights

CDHA’s board of directors met in Montreal, Quebec, on February 22 and 23. Highlights from the board meeting are now available in English and French.

News Releases

April Highlights Importance of Oral Health for Total Health
April 2, 2024 - 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 to 10. The week’s theme is “Oral Health for Total Health,” reminding us that taking care of our

Dental Hygienists Celebrate International Women’s Day
March 7, 2024 - As the voice of a female-dominated workforce of oral health professionals, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. CDHA recognizes this as a time to celebrate the hard work and ac

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