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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,549 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.

Colouring Contest

The #NDHW20 colouring contest, sponsored by SUNSTAR G•U•M, is now open! Win a Toys R Us gift card and kids oral health prize packs from Sunstar G•U•M. Submit your entry by May 1, 2020!

Job Board

CDHA’s job board is a great place for employers and prospective employees to connect. If you’re looking for an RDH job or would like to post your next RDH position for free, check it out today!

AAP Perio Classification Webinars

On January 22, we launched a two-part webinar, sponsored by PHILIPS, that provides an overview of the American Academy of Periodontology/European Federation of Periodontology World Workshop on Diagnosis and Disease Classification.

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Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition Begins!

Nominations are now open for our third annual Dental Hygiene Superhero competition!

Employers, clients or colleagues may nominate their dental hygiene superhero. Nominees must be CDHA members (we will verify) or may join to be considered. Championed by your oral health defender CDHA and sponsored by Sensodyne®, the competition runs from February 1 to May 11.

Free Oral Health Classroom Kits

If you’ll be carrying out community outreach in schools this spring during oral health month (April) or National Dental Hygienists Week (April 4–10), you can request a FREE Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health kit in English and/or French. Order by March 1 to ensure it arrives in time.

Contracts, Policies, and Templates, Oh My!

CDHA has resources to help you develop harassment policies and contract templates for your dental office as well as a new resource that outlines steps to help you negotiate a compensation package. These are all available in the new healthy and respectful workplace area of our website.

Download Your Membership Tax Receipt

With tax season approaching, you can easily download your membership receipt from your online profile. You can also download your insurance certificate! When you access your profile page, please take a moment to confirm your information and complete any missing details.

News Releases

Do You Know a Dental Hygiene Superhero?
February 1, 2020 - Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) to help us recognize, for the third year in a row, dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada.

Health Minister’s Mandate Letter Advances National Dental Care in Canada
December 16, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) supports Prime Minister Trudeau’s instructions to the Hon. Patty Hajdu, minister of health, to work with Parliament to study the possibility of national dental care.

Safety Alerts

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
February 5, 2020 - 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.