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Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,549 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 20,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

We Want to Hear From You

We’d like your thoughts on topics that we should explore in our magazine’s 2020 FOCUS sections. Vaping, infection control, repetitive stress injuries? Please take a few moments to complete our survey to help us identify and best serve your needs. The survey closes on August 30.

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.

Notice of AGM

CDHA’s annual general meeting will be held at the St. John's Convention Centre, 50 New Gower Street, St. John's, NL, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 8:00 am NT. View details and proxy form.

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Advocacy Toolkit: Federal Election Edition

With the federal election on the horizon, now is the time to help politicians understand the vital role dental hygienists play in helping to ensure optimal oral and overall health for Canadians. To support you in your conversations with local candidates, CDHA has developed a new Federal Election Advocacy Toolkit, available in English and French. It has everything you need to educate and advocate successfully this fall. Visit our website for additional resources.

Conference Early Bird Pricing Extended

We’ve extended early bird registration pricing for our 2019 national conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, until September 11. Make plans now to join us October 3–5 and discover best practices, network with colleagues, and explore a vibrant city. Register today!

Last Chance for Polishing Webinar

Our FREE “Polish Up on Rubber Cup Procedures” webinar, sponsored by Dentsply Sirona Academy, is only available until September 19. This prerecorded offering focusses on elements critical to the safe, effective, and efficient implementation of rubber cup procedures. Register today and receive access for a one-year period.

CJDH Student Essay Award Competition

The editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene (CJDH) is delighted to launch the 4th CJDH Student Essay Award competition, sponsored by PHILIPS Sonicare! All students in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of their programs, along with degree-completion students, are eligible to participate. Essays written for course credit during the year may be submitted. Full competition details are now available in English and French. Let this be the year that you discover your research and writing potential!

News Releases

Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked
July 23, 2019 - From an impressive field of 856 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its second annual dental hygiene superhero competition.

Dental Hygienists Recognize Valuable Partnerships with Dental Industry
July 23, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) continues to build key partnerships with dental industry leaders to enhance public understanding of the dental hygiene profession and improve the oral health of Canadians.

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.