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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,251 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.

COVID-19-Related Learning

To support you in maintaining and improving your competence in coronavirus-related issues and evidence-based practice, CDHA has now compiled free, credible continuing quality improvement activities on our website. New learning opportunities will be added as they become available so check back often.

Notice of AGM

CDHA's annual general meeting will be held virtually on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 12:00 noon ET. View details and proxy form

Oral Self-Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous stress and disrupted many of our daily habits and routines for health and wellness. Are you eating more frequently? Drinking more sugary beverages? Craving unhealthy foods? Eating more carbs? These changes to your diet can have a huge impact on your oral health. Read More

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Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Revealed!

With 755 amazing entries submitted during the global pandemic, our third Dental Hygiene Superhero competition was a huge success by all accounts! The judging was extremely difficult, but we are now ready to reveal CDHA’s 2020 dental hygiene superheroes. Our competition grand prize winner and Canada’s 2020 dental hygiene superhero is Lisa Enns of British Columbia! She is joined by two deserving honourable mentions: Francine Leach of Nova Scotia and Marisa Mannarino of Ontario

Dental Hygiene Quarterly Summer Edition

Make Dental Hygiene Quarterly one of your summer professional development essentials. The latest issue includes diode lasers and a caries management guide. As a CDHA member, you save $50 on this valuable professional development resource. Subscribe today!

Making Membership Payments Easier

CDHA’s membership renewal period begins July 28. Because we recognize the incredible challenges that members are facing during the COVID-19 crisis, we are now offering membership fee installment payment options with no added fees. Choose an installment plan or pay your fees in full before October 31 and you could win one of our prizes! Visit our website for details.

What’s Your Favourite Oh Canada! Article?

Voting is now open for the 2020 Oh Canada! Readers' Choice Award. Celebrate the important role that Oh Canada! authors play in the knowledge translation of best practices in dental hygiene. Re-read the top articles from the past year, as selected by the Oh Canada! editor, and vote for your favourite! The deadline for casting your vote is July 30.

News Releases

Dental Hygienists and Dental Industry: A Partnership for Progress
June 10, 2020 - As we navigate these challenging times, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is deeply appreciative of the amazing dedication and commitment of our new and long-time dental industry partners.

Health Benefits Trend - COVID-19
May 12, 2020 - Today’s national employment numbers indicate that 2 million more Canadians are unemployed and seeking work as of April. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is calling on employers to maintain workplace-sponsored health and dental benefi

Safety Alerts

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
June 25, 2020 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.