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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,251 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.

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.

Colouring Contest Winners

Despite the impact of COVID, our contest was still a success this year with 698 entries received from across Canada in three age categories. View the winning entries here!

Oral Self-Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous stress and disrupted many of our daily habits and routines for health and wellness. Are you eating more frequently? Drinking more sugary beverages? Craving unhealthy foods? Eating more carbs? These changes to your diet can have a huge impact on your oral health. Read More

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Put Your Purple On! Contest Winners

Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Noreen Ocampo, who will receive $500, and to runners up Crystal Worrall, Megan Wilson, and Leah Burger who will each receive a gift pack including PHILIPS Sonicare prizing. View the winning entries and the entire image gallery.

Board Election Results

CDHA recently held an election for the position of board director from the North. We are pleased to announce that the successful candidate is Donna Lee. Donna will assume her role on the board in October following CDHA’s annual general meeting. Congratulations, Donna!

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 2020 Show Us Your NDHW™ prize winners are Marcia Rutledge, Courtney Steranko, Nicole Pingert, Dezerae Aldridge Earl, Michelle Worton, Loredana De Simone, Regina Bermudez, Genevieve Marsh, and Christine Chore.

Join the Campaign to Help Improve Access to PPE

Send a letter to your provincial or territorial government to raise awareness of personal protective equipment (PPE) needs for the safe reopening of dental hygiene services in your region. More than 1,000 letters have been sent across Canada since the campaign started on June 5. Click here to send yours today—it’s quick and easy!

News Releases

Dental Hygienists and Dental Industry: A Partnership for Progress
June 10, 2020 - As we navigate these challenging times, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is deeply appreciative of the amazing dedication and commitment of our new and long-time dental industry partners.

Health Benefits Trend - COVID-19
May 12, 2020 - Today’s national employment numbers indicate that 2 million more Canadians are unemployed and seeking work as of April. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is calling on employers to maintain workplace-sponsored health and dental benefi

Safety Alerts

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
June 25, 2020 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.