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Competition is now closed. Watch for results in June

We’re recognizing those masked health care superheroes who work hard, take pride in what they do, and make our communities better places in which to live, work, and play. Nominees will be specifically evaluated on their client focus, social responsibility, leadership, integrity, respect, and transparency.

CDHA Cannabis Resources

With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, many dental hygienists have been asking about the impact of cannabis on the dental hygiene process of care. CDHA has some great resources on the topic: Impaired in the chair pdf and Cannabis in Canada webinar.

2019 PYPO Winners

Voting is complete and we’re pleased to announce the 2019 winners of our photo contest powered by Philips Sonicare and Philips Zoom!


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Put Your Purple On! Contest Winners

Our National Dental Hygienists Week #dhpurplepride Put Your Purple On! campaign was another record-breaking success, with 791 photo entries! Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Rachael Dvorski, who will receive $500, and to runners up Shoshana Kohn (John Abbott College), Sumreen Mirza (Assiniboine Dental Group), and Zsofia Orban (Southern Ontario Dental College), who will each receive a gift pack including PHILIPS Sonicare prizing. View the winning entries and the entire image gallery.

Free Mini Gracey Curette for First 150 Conference Registrants

If you are looking for professional development opportunities this year, why not attend CDHA’s fall national conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador? Learn essential information about hot topics including vaping, the AAP periodontal and peri-implant disease classification system, and cannabis. The first 150 registrants will receive a mini Gracey curette, courtesy of Paradise Dental Technologies! For a quick summary of the educational programming on offer, download the program-at-a-glance.

Dental Hygiene Quarterly Summer Edition

Your first taste of summer is already here with Dental Hygiene Quarterly! The summer edition includes The Dental Hygiene Process of Care: Parts 2 & 3, Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea, Collaboration with a Sleep Disorders Specialist, and more. As a CDHA member, you save $50 on this valuable professional development resource. Start your free trial and subscribe today!.

Show Us Your NDHW

Congratulations to our outstanding CDHA members who went above and beyond in their enthusiastic and creative support of National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW)! The 2019 Show Us Your NDHW prize winners are Norfolk Dental Hygiene, Vancouver Community College dental hygiene program, Geraldine Spence and her daughter Isabella, Cathy Goldberg and the students in the dental hygiene program at the College of the North Atlantic in Qatar, and the Canadian National Institute of Health dental hygiene program.

News Releases

Expansion of dental services to low-income seniors
April 12, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is applauding a move by the Ontario government to expand dental care for low-income seniors in the province. The investment of $90 million will see new services provided as early as summer 2019.

Smile! It’s Spring & Oral Health Month
March 26, 2019 - As part of oral health month in Canada, National Dental Hygienists Week™ takes place from April 6 to 12. It’s a perfect opportunity to set new goals to help your smile shine. Start with six simple steps: floss, brush, use an antibacterial oral rins

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.