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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 30,000 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

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

New Online Course

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

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New Online Course: Your Journey through Indigenous Canada

CDHA is proud to partner with NVision Insight Group to bring you a new course, The Path: Your Journey through Indigenous Canada. This online offering, available in English and French, meets several Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action for Canadians to learn about the history of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, communities, and governments. To support Indigenous peoples in achieving optimal health and wellness, it is imperative that dental hygienists acknowledge and understand the ways in which values, biases, assumptions, preferences, and worldviews affect dental hygiene service provision. This series of Indigenous cultural awareness modules will help you to create respectful and sustainable relationships with your clients and provide culturally safe dental hygiene care.

Last Chance: Vaping, Nicotine & Tobacco Webinar

Our vaping, nicotine, and tobacco webinar, sponsored by Waterpik, will be moved to the vault July 21. This FREE offering examines the changing trends in tobacco and nicotine use and how these trends are affecting oral and systemic health. Once you register, you’ll have up to one year to access the webinar.

Monkeypox Cases Continue to Rise

Although the case numbers for Monkeypox are still relatively low in Canada, they are rising. The Government of Canada is now reporting 278 active cases, up from the 26 cases reported May 26. Dental hygienists in communities experiencing an outbreak of monkeypox may wish to continue pre-appointment screening for fever, chills, sore throat, and muscle aches, and reschedule clients with these symptoms.

Position Paper on Aerosol-Generating Procedures

We are seeking a research consultant and steering committee members to support the development of a position paper on aerosol-generating procedures and associated control measures to inform dental hygiene practice, dental hygiene education, and policy makers. Expressions of interest must be received by 12:00 pm ET on August 4 (steering committee) and by 12:00 pm ET on August 22 (research consultant).

News Releases

CDHA Partners' Circle
June 24, 2022 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) has always recognized the importance of dental industry partnerships and what they mean to the advancement of the dental hygiene profession and the promotion of oral health in communities across the n

CDHA Meets with Federal Health Minister
June 17, 2022 - In a virtual roundtable with select professional association leaders convened by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) underscored the importance of including preventive oral care ser

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
July 4, 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.