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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 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

New Silver Diamine Fluoride Position Paper

A position paper on silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is now available. Learn more about the short- and long-term effectiveness, safety, and acceptance of SDF therapy for children and adults with carious lesions and/or dentinal hypersensitivity.

Pacific Dental Conference

Registration is open for Canada’s premier dental tradeshow in Vancouver, BC, March 7–9, 2019. Download the flyer for more details and be sure to visit CDHA's booth #248 in the Exhibit Hall and the CDHA/BCDHA booth on Level 1.

CDHA’s 2017–2018 Annual Report

View and download the latest annual report, which summarizes CDHA’s progress over the past year in meeting the organizational ends (or goals) established by the board of directors.

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Request Your Free Classroom Oral Health Kit

If you’ll be carrying out community outreach in schools this spring during Oral Health Month (April) or National Dental Hygienists Week™ (April 6–12), you can request a FREE Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health kit in English and/or French. The multimedia kit is for kindergarten to grade 1 classes and contains take-home materials, including toothbrushes and toothpaste. Order by March 1 to ensure it arrives in time. After your classroom visit, don’t forget to share your #ToothDefender photos!

From the Vault Webinars

CDHA’s From the Vault webinar promotion runs until April 2, giving you plenty of time to sign up for re-released PHILIPS webinars on professional whitening solutions, HPV and oral cancer, and evidence-based knowledge for your dental hygiene practice. Once you register for one of these FREE offerings, you will have up to one year to view it. Crack open the vault today!

Deadline Approaching! 2019 Conference Call for Abstracts

The deadline to submit an abstract for possible presentation at CDHA’s national conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, is March 29. Explore our Call for Abstracts web page and learn how you can help advance the dental hygiene body of knowledge!

NDHW™ Superhero Colouring Contest

Cavity-fighting Plaque A. Tack is back for our 7th annual National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) colouring contest, featuring great prizes from Sunstar G•U•M. Download the entry forms and share them with all your clients. NDHW™ 2019 runs from April 6 to 12 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

News Releases

National Non-Smoking Week
January 21, 2019 - Canada’s dental hygienists will mark National Non-Smoking Week (January 20–26) by urging all Canadians to quit smoking and vaping for better oral and overall health.

New Years Resolution - Cannabis
January 2, 2019 - The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals. With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, dental hygienists urge everyone to think carefully before using cannabis, give

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.