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National Dental
Hygienists WeekTM
Put Your
Purple On!
Unmask Your Dental
Hygiene Superhero
Dental Hygiene
During the Pandemic

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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 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.

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#NDHW21 Countdown Is On!

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) is just over one month away. Download our NDHW™ campaign marketing kit, which contains lots of useful material! Watch for the upcoming issue of Oh Canada! magazine, which will include tear-out copies of several resources.

Find everything you need at www.cdha.ca/ndhw and www.achd.ca/snhd. #ihavepurpleplans—do you?

Vaping Webinar Extended

Dental hygienists are well positioned to elevate public awareness of vaping risks and its impact on oral and overall health. To continue supporting you in that effort, we have extended access to our vaping webinar, sponsored by Philips, until May 1, 2022. We will also open registration later this month for an interactive virtual vaping workshop, which will give you the necessary tools to enhance your client education on this topic. Be sure to watch the vaping webinar first to provide you with foundational knowledge prior to attending the workshop.

Healthy & Respectful Workplace Resource Kit

CDHA is committed to ensuring that every dental hygienist works in a healthy and respectful environment. Over the past year and a half, we have created several resources to help support and empower you, including a vision statement, tip sheets, and a corresponding video series. To guide you in creating a positive, respectful work environment, download our resource kit in English or French, which contains all printable resources in one file.

February Oral Health Products eBulletin

The latest issue of CDHA’s oral health products eBulletin, Trends, was published on February 26. If you missed it, you can still read it here.

News Releases

Canadian Journal Fills Dental Hygiene Research Gap
February 5, 2021 - The Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene (CJDH), the peer-reviewed research journal of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), is expanding the global body of oral health knowledge in two important ways.

Do You Know a Dental Hygiene Superhero?
February 1, 2021 - Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) to help us recognize, for the fourth year in a row, dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada.

Safety Alerts

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
January 28, 2021 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.