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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.

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.

New Silver Diamine Fluoride Position Paper

A position paper on silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is now available. Learn more about the short- and long-term effectiveness, safety, and acceptance of SDF therapy for children and adults with carious lesions and/or dentinal hypersensitivity.

Pacific Dental Conference

Registration is open for Canada’s premier dental tradeshow in Vancouver, BC, March 7–9, 2019. Download the flyer for more details and be sure to visit CDHA's booth #248 in the Exhibit Hall.

CDHA’s 2017–2018 Annual Report

View and download the latest annual report, which summarizes CDHA’s progress over the past year in meeting the organizational ends (or goals) established by the board of directors.

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Board Award Nominations Open

CDHA’s board of directors celebrates exceptional volunteer service through its awards program, recognizing members who have made outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, either in their communities or nationally through the association. Do you know a member who fits this description? Consider nominating that person today for CDHA’s Award of Merit, Distinguished Service Award or Life Membership Award. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2019.

Voilà! Now in French

CDHA’s consumer website,, has been completely translated into French and is available at! This now-bilingual site is designed to raise public awareness and understanding of oral health issues. It’s a great place to direct your clients for credible, easy-to-read information about oral health and the profession of dental hygiene.

Holiday Office Closure

CDHA's office will be closed from December 24 until January 1, inclusive, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. If you still need to renew your membership*, you can renew online during this period but there will be no membership services staff available to assist with any questions or online difficulties. We encourage you to renew by Friday, December 21, to ensure uninterrupted insurance coverage.

*Members in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan renew through their provincial body; members in British Columbia do not renew until early 2019.


Guide to Independent Practice in Residential Care

The British Columbia Dental Hygienists Association (BCDHA) produced an 80-page guide outlining important considerations for oral health care program planning and operating a residential care-focused independent practice. This resource includes guidelines for complete process of care in a residential care setting, as well as sample contracts and letters, which can be customized. CDHA members can obtain this comprehensive guide at a reduced price through BCDHA.

News Releases

CDHA Board Elections
October 31, 2018 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Tracy Bowser, at its recent Leadership Summit held in Charlottetown, PEI.

2018 CDHA Award Winners
October 31, 2018 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize a number of individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation.

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.