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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.

Notice of AGM

CDHA's annual general meeting will be held virtually on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 12:00 noon ET. View details and proxy form

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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Installment Payment Plans Now Available!

Have you heard? CDHA’s 2020–2021 membership period is open, and we are now offering a series of installment payment options with no added fees. For more details on these installment plans and other ways that CDHA is addressing your needs at this critical time, view or read an update from Chief Executive Officer Ondina Love.

Webinar: Uncovering Risk & Liability in Dental Hygiene Practice

Watch our latest webinar featuring CDHA’s liability insurance program partners, BMS Canada Risk Services and Gowling WLG Canada, as they review common claims made against dental hygienists, including complaints to regulatory bodies and civil claims.

New Independent Contractor Resource

If you’ve been offered work as an independent contractor, congratulations! Download our new resource in English or French to help you determine whether you’re an independent contractor or an employee and to review tips on negotiating a strong agreement.

Federal Economic and Fiscal Snapshot

On July 8, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau delivered a fiscal and economic update in the House of Commons. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was not a traditional economic update or budget presentation. The government estimates it has spent over $231 billion on health and safety measures and on its support programs. A record-setting deficit of $343.2 billion is projected for the 2020–2021 fiscal year, a level of spending on par with spending during the Second World War. Economists expect the Canadian economy to contract by 6% in 2020—the sharpest drop since the Great Depression—and anticipate a rebound of 5.5% in 2021.

News Releases

COVID-19 Caution Continues but Dental Hygiene Care is Back!
August 6, 2020 - Now that dental offices across Canada have begun reopening, dental hygienists encourage you to resume your preventive dental hygiene care.

Canada’s 2020 Dental Hygiene Superheroes Unmasked
August 6, 2020 - From an impressive field of 755 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its third annual Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition.

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.