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Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,246 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

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CDHA takes great pride in offering premium member benefits that allow you to be CDHA strong including free webinars all year long—saving you hundreds of dollars. Not a member? Join or renew today!

New Advocacy Toolkit for Members

Successful advocacy depends on local efforts by members to deliver a strong message to their elected representatives on issues affecting their community. To prepare dental hygienists for this advocacy work, CDHA has developed a new advocacy toolkit.

CDHA's Annual General Meeting

CDHA’s annual general meeting will be held at the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre, 18 Queen Street, Charlottetown, PE, on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 12:00 pm. View details and proxy form.

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Get Down & Win with New Crest Gum Detoxify!

Crest is offering CDHA members the chance to win an exclusive Gum Care Kit (includes Gum Detoxify and Genius Brush with Gum Care Brush Head) PLUS a paid trip to an upcoming CDHA workshop. All you have to do is take and post photos showing how you like to relax or have fun, using the hashtag #getdownwithcrest. Contest details are available online.

Oh Canada! Summer Issue

The summer issue of Oh Canada!, now available in print and online, includes a FOCUS column on silver diamine fluoride and feature articles on our new Dental Hygiene Superhero, continuing education pathways, NDHW™ highlights, striving for healthy workplaces, and more! If you have an interest in writing for the magazine, please review our information for contributors and contact Angie D'Aoust.

Get Fit with GoodLife Fitness and Save Before November 1

If you’re looking to get fit with GoodLife Fitness, sign up by November 1 at the $399 annual rate (plus tax) if paying in full by credit card.* That’s close to 50% off the individual membership fee! After November 1, the annual rate increases to $429 (plus tax). If paying biweekly, the rate will remain the same.
*The Province of Manitoba does not allow “paid in full” service options. CDHA members in Manitoba must select GoodLife’s biweekly payment plan.


Last Chance for Toronto Networking Event

Independent dental hygienists (IDHs) and those interested in learning more about what it takes to be an IDH are invited to attend our next independent practice networking event, sponsored by Colgate. Join us for a half-day session on Friday, September 21, in Toronto, Ontario, for engaging presentations and networking opportunities. Register now!

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Celebrate Longstanding Partnerships with Dental Industry
July 25, 2018 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes in working with dental industry leaders to advance both the dental hygiene profession and the oral health of Canadians.

Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked
June 22, 2018 - From an impressive field of 818 deserving nominees, representing every province and territory in Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its inaugural dental hygiene superhero competition.

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.