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Join or renew today as an Active, Support, Student or Retired member and secure immediate access to your premium membership benefits.

Aim higher! View the current list of job opportunities or post a job.

To keep up with your continuing competency requirements, check out our upcoming professional development opportunities.

Read up on our latest peer-reviewed research journal, CJDH, or professional member magazine, Oh Canada!

Find out about upcoming oral health events or post an event, celebrate the profession with NDHW™ or browse our latest news releases.

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.

Register Now: Virtual AGM

Join us Saturday, October 3, for CDHA's virtual annual general meeting, featuring a special Ask the Expert: COVID-19 Q&A session. Attendees will be eligible to win some fantastic prizes courtesy of Waterpik! Click here for details or to register.

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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COVID-19 Member Impact Survey

The landscape for dental hygienists has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many members are now back at work. We invite you to complete our latest survey that seeks to understand how your work has been affected by this crisis.

A summary of the survey results will be shared at our virtual annual general meeting on October 3, and then communicated more broadly through a variety of platforms.

The survey closes on September 22 at 11:59 pm ET.

We’re Hiring: Director of Dental Hygiene Practice

CDHA is looking for an experienced dental hygiene leader to join our staff team as the director of dental hygiene practice. Visit the Career section of our website for more information and please share the posting with any of your colleagues or friends who may be interested and qualified. The deadline to apply is September 30.

Making Membership Renewal Easy

Did you know that any member who joins or renews before our October 31 deadline could win one of the following prizes: one of 10 CDHA memberships, one of 25 Philips Sonicare power toothbrushes or one of 25 Paradise Dental Technologies Montana Jack scalers? Plus, you can now choose to have your membership renewed automatically every year. Simply select our autorenewal option in your online profile and let CDHA do the rest!

Insurance Coverage You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

CDHA’s new pre-built bundled insurance plan covers all the basics with four products at ONE affordable rate. You can now get Term life, Accidental death and dismemberment, Long-term disability, and Extended health care coverage together, and will save as much as 58% compared to buying each product separately. Plus, there’s no medical exam, just five simple questions. Find out more about the new bundled plan today.

News Releases

Response to WHO recommendations
August 14, 2020 - On August 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) advised that “routine non-essential oral health care—which usually includes oral health check-ups, dental cleanings and preventive care...

COVID-19 Caution Continues but Dental Hygiene Care is Back!
August 6, 2020 - Now that dental offices across Canada have begun reopening, dental hygienists encourage you to resume your preventive dental hygiene care.

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.