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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 Information for Dental Hygienists

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. Learn more

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.

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COVID-19, CDHA, and Dental Hygiene: Timeline

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives in dramatic ways. To help make sense of this collective, often overwhelming experience, we have created a historical timeline documenting its impact on the association and the dental hygiene profession as a whole over the past 15 months. We hope this colourful chronological retelling will illustrate the significance and the successes of all our efforts to navigate our new pandemic reality. We are truly #CDHAstrong!

Fall Virtual Conference Program Now Available!

Program details for our fall virtual conference are now available on our website. Registration opens July 27 and, in recognition of the incredible challenges that Canadian dental hygienists have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a special low conference rate of $20.21* to renewing members. Don’t forget: if you have an inspirational story you’d like to share with your colleagues, submit a brief video by June 20 for the chance to be a Motivational Moments presenter at the conference! View our video message to find out more.

*Plus applicable taxes. Some conditions apply. See website for details.

Board of Directors: Two Positions Filled

We recently issued a call to fill two positions on CDHA’s board of directors. An election was held for the position of board director from Ontario; we are pleased to announce that the successful candidate was Jennifer Turner. There was only one candidate for the board director position from Saskatchewan; elected by acclamation was Kaylen Anholt. These new directors will assume their roles on the board in October, following CDHA’s annual general meeting. Congratulations to Jennifer and Kaylen!

Show Us Your NDHW

There is a core group of CDHA members who are the very foundation of National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) every year. This year we are delighted to recognize and reward some new players for their enthusiastic and creative support of #NDHW21: Renata Albonese, Heather Teperman Kleinberg, Nancy-Jo Demers, Heather Cooper, Anitka Helliker, Donna Stewart (and the Flossettes), the whole team at ZEN Dental Hygiene Spa, Francesca Quercia, Meg Kreutziger, and the University of Alberta dental hygiene students’ Smile Team. Congratulations to these outstanding winners of our Show Us Your NDHW awards.

News Releases

CDHA & Dental Industry: Partners for Success
June 4, 2021 - As the focus shifts from oral health month (April) to a new membership year and a first-ever virtual conference, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) continues to foster meaningful partnerships with dental industry.

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.

Safety Alerts

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
June 8, 2021 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.