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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 31,000 dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 21,000 individual members, including students. Since 1963, CDHA has worked to advance the profession and promote the importance of oral health.

RDHs Are Essential Primary Health Care Professionals

Oral health is essential to overall health. It is well established that poor oral health is associated with a host of health conditions such as diabetes, aspiration pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease... Learn more

Order Your Kits Today!

For educational use during National Dental Hygienists Week™ or other community outreach throughout the year. Order your kit

Online Course

Thinking of starting your own dental hygiene business? Check out our online course featuring 5 modules: business model, feasibility, marketing, operations, and finances. Learn more

Making Headlines....

Show Us Your Smiles!

CDHA’s upcoming advertising campaigns will focus on children's oral health and the interim Canada Dental Benefit. We need your help! We're looking for high-resolution photos (300–600 dpi or 1 MB file size) and/or video clips of dental hygienists interacting with or treating children of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities in various settings. Remember that these images should reflect current standards for infection prevention and control and should only be submitted if you have permission from your clients.

If you have photos or video that meet these specifications, please send them to adaoust@cdha.ca no later than February 10. If you need some guidance on taking good photos, check out the tip sheets available in our image bank. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

AAP Webinars

AAP Perio Classification Webinars

Back by popular demand is our FREE two-part webinar, sponsored by Philips, on the American Academy of Periodontology/European Federation of Periodontology’s classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions. Dynamic presenter Dr. Mia Geisinger examines the new system for staging, grading, and classifying periodontal and peri-implant diseases, and will keep you engaged from start to finish.

Advisory Committees

Advisory Committee Opportunities

Our new Professional Development Advisory Committee and our Research Advisory Committee are seeking new members. Advisory committees bring together dental hygienists and health professionals from across Canada with a range of knowledge, experience, and insights, to advise on issues of importance to CDHA’s strategic priorities, services, and initiatives. If either committee interests you, please review the terms of reference and submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Ashley Grandy before Sunday, February 12.

Independant Practice Anniversaries

Independent Practice Anniversaries

Happy anniversary to the following independent dental hygienists:

Kim Nguyen (2nd)
Sara Steinhoff (5th)
Dezarae Aldridge-Earl (6th)
Faye Reid (11th)

CDHA congratulates these business-savvy role models for their entrepreneurial efforts, which are improving access to quality dental hygiene care for the Canadian public. If your business will be celebrating an anniversary, contact Clayton De Corte so we can applaud you too!

News Releases


Oral Health Deemed Essential to Quality of Life in Long-Term Care
February 1, 2023 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the release of the updated Long-Term Care Services standard by the Health Standards Organization (HSO).

A Momentous Day for Children’s Oral Health
December 1, 2022 - Ondina Love, chief executive officer of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), was honoured to join The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, federal minister of health, today for a historic announcement on a momentous day for children’s oral heal

Coronavirus Updates


Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
September 15, 2022 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.

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.

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