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Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,549 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 20,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

We Want to Hear From You

We’d like your thoughts on topics that we should explore in our magazine’s 2020 FOCUS sections. Vaping, infection control, repetitive stress injuries? Please take a few moments to complete our survey to help us identify and best serve your needs. The survey closes on August 30.

CDHA Cannabis Resources

With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, many dental hygienists have been asking about the impact of cannabis on the dental hygiene process of care. CDHA has some great resources on the topic: Impaired in the chair pdf and Cannabis in Canada webinar.

Notice of AGM

CDHA’s annual general meeting will be held at the St. John's Convention Centre, 50 New Gower Street, St. John's, NL, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 8:00 am NT. View details and proxy form.

Making Headlines....

2019 Award Winners

The board of directors is delighted to announce that Cindy Fletcher is this year’s recipient of the board’s Distinguished Service Award, and Sharon Compton has been awarded Life Membership.

The editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene (CJDH) also announces the winners of its 2019 research and writing awards and the student essay award.

Last but certainly not least, is the 2019 Oh Canada! Readers’ Choice Award winner.

Conference Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon

There are less than two weeks left to take advantage of early bird pricing for CDHA’s national conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in October. Plus, the hotel block closes September 6. There are many registration options to choose from, including preconference workshops and one-day registration only. Don’t delay—register today!

Two Weeks Left to Learn & Save

Time is running out on the Dental Hygiene Quarterly “Learn & Save” summer promotion. This incredible offer gives you three years of accredited clinical education at a savings of over 25%. Check out some sample course videos and then take advantage of the summer pricing while giving your professional development a boost!

Call for Nominations: Research Advisory Committee

CDHA is seeking two interested members to join the research advisory committee, which provides expertise and guidance on emerging research issues of relevance to the dental hygiene profession and helps build research capacity within Canada. Nominations (self-nominations are accepted) should be submitted to Juliana Jackson, manager of policy, research, and government relations, by September 13. All nominations must include a curriculum vitae and a letter outlining the qualifications, contributions to dental hygiene research, and the strengths and perspective that the nominee will bring to the work of the committee.

News Releases

Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked
July 23, 2019 - From an impressive field of 856 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its second annual dental hygiene superhero competition.

Dental Hygienists Recognize Valuable Partnerships with Dental Industry
July 23, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) continues to build key partnerships with dental industry leaders to enhance public understanding of the dental hygiene profession and improve the oral health of Canadians.

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.