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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 30,219 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.

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-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.

PPE access and costs – Polling results from independent dental hygienists

CDHA’s latest rapid polling of independent dental hygienists across Canada looks at current experiences with PPE access and costs. Results reveal which PPE items are the most difficult to access, which PPE cost the most... Log in to read more.

Making Headlines....

Who Puts the “Super” in Superhero?

YOU do, that’s who! With just a few weeks left in our fourth #dentalhygienesuperhero competition, we're excited to announce that more than 500 deserving CDHA members have already been nominated by their co-workers, clients or employers. But we're sure there are still more outstanding dental hygienists out there. If you are one or know one, visit and submit your nomination by May 11. View the inspiring video messages from our 2020 superheroes, Lisa Enns and Francine Leach, to learn more about the importance of this recognition program. And check out this great video of the Sensodyne team saluting dental hygienists across Canada!

Oh Canada! Readership Survey

CDHA is committed to providing you with timely and relevant information on the latest association and industry activities, news, programs, products, and services. One of our key communications vehicles for this purpose is our member magazine, Oh Canada! This publication is for dental hygienists, by dental hygienists; most articles are authored by CDHA members. Your feedback will help us continue to make this publication relevant to you and your needs. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and will be available until May 7.

Manulife EDI Now Available

CDHA has taken even more steps in the right direction for independent dental hygienists. For those submitting Manulife insurance claims, you can now use EDI! At this time, the EDI method will not provide an immediate response regarding the amount that will be paid, and payments will still be made by cheque. Manulife will continue to develop these two components of electronic claims submissions. Questions? Please contact Donna Wells, manager of professional practice.

Free Yoga & More From GoodLife

GoodLife Fitness would like to show its gratitude to all health care heroes for the work they are doing in their communities during these challenging times. You are invited to attend a FREE virtual seated yoga class on Wednesday, May 12, at 12 pm ET. Space is limited so be sure to join this Microsoft Teams live event early! A recording will also be available for 48 hours after the class. In other fitness news, check out the GoodLife Fitness blog and find out the benefits of counting your steps.

News Releases

Oral Health for Total Health an Essential Message this April
March 31, 2021 - April is oral health month in Canada and, while we all continue to do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus and keep our communities healthy, we cannot forget that maintaining good health includes protecting our oral health.

World Oral Health Day
March 17, 2021 - On March 20, Canada’s dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day ( With the theme, “Be Proud of Your Mouth,” this public awareness campaign reminds people of all ages that good oral heal

Safety Alerts

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
April 22, 2021 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.