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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

Making Headlines....

Progress on the Canada Dental Benefit (Bill C-31)

Late last month, Bill C-31 passed third reading in the House of Commons and moved to the Senate for further study. CDHA and other experts were invited to address the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance as part of its review of the legislation. Watch Chief Executive Officer Ondina Love’s complete presentation here. The bill must pass the third reading in the Senate and receive royal assent before families can apply. The latest step in the government’s plan to establish the Canadian Dental Benefit includes a procurement process for third-party benefits administrators to apply for pre-qualification to deliver the federal program.

Board meeting highlights

Fall Board Meeting Highlights

The board of directors met in person in Whitehorse, Yukon, on September 28 and 29. CDHA also held its third virtual annual general meeting on October 22. Highlights from these meetings are now available in English and French.

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NEW! Diabetes Client Resource

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that poor oral health can affect how well you control your diabetes? Diabetes can even increase your risk of developing certain oral health conditions. Download and share CDHA’s new diabetes resource for clients, available in English and French, which outlines the risks to oral and overall health and includes oral health care tips.

Winter vacation giveaway

From Winter Blues...

…to blue skies and relaxation! Book your next vacation through CDHA’s Worldwide Hotel Discount program to enjoy unbeatable rates on more than 100,000 hotels, with savings as high as 50%. Reserve before March 31 for a chance to win back your booking purchase through our Winter Vacation Giveaway campaign!

News Releases

Diabetes Awareness Month
November 24, 2022 - November is Diabetes Awareness Month—an ideal time for dental hygienists across Canada to remind us of the important connections between diabetes and oral health.

Dental Hygienists Praise New Federal Dental Care Becoming Law
November 18, 2022 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), today praised Royal Assent for Bill C-31. The new law is the first time in history that the federal government is providing broad based, targeted support to Canadians for dental and dental hygiene c

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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