During COVID-19
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Clearing the Air on
Vaping and Oral Health

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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.

Colouring Contest

The #NDHW20 colouring contest, sponsored by SUNSTAR G•U•M, is now open! Win a Toys R Us gift card and kids oral health prize packs from Sunstar G•U•M. Submit your entry by May 1, 2020!

Coronavirus - Updates and Information

Recommendations for Dental Hygienists During COVID-19 Outbreak. Read More

Free Oral Health Classroom Kits

Carrying out community outreach in schools this spring for Oral Health Month or NDHW™? Request a FREE Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health kit in English and/or French.

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During this unprecedented time of COVID-19 crisis and uncertainty, CDHA members remain our priority. Your safety, security, and wellness are what matter most.The inventory of resources we have developed in the past weeks at will help you navigate these challenging waters.

If you have any suggestions for us, please feel free to reach out at

Free Learning at Your Fingertips

CDHA has over 30 FREE learning opportunities available right now for you. Choose from webinars; online courses, such as Elder Abuse and Neglect and Lifelong Smiles; and our research journal, the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, all of which can be used to layer your learning.

NDHW Reinvented

We know that it’s not "business as usual" right now and that many of your amazing National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) plans may not unfold as hoped between April 4 and 10. Review our social media tips, download the NDHW marketing kit or visit Remember: even in a pandemic we are #dhstrong and can show our #dhpurplepride.

Winter Board Meeting Highlights

CDHA’s board of directors met in Ottawa on February 21 and 22. Highlights from the meeting, in English and French, are now available.

News Releases

Protect Your Overall Health by Maintaining Good Oral Health
April 2, 2020 - April is oral health month in Canada and, while we are all busy doing our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus and keep everyone in our communities healthy, we cannot forget that maintaining good health includes protecting our oral health.

Do You Know a Dental Hygiene Superhero?
February 1, 2020 - Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) to help us recognize, for the third year in a row, dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada.

Safety Alerts

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
April 6, 2020 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.