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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 30,000 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

COVID-19 Information for Dental Hygienists

CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection. Check back for additional information as the situation evolves. Learn more

New Online Course

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

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Canada's 2022 Dental Hygiene Superheroes!

With 685 amazing entries submitted during the continuing global pandemic, our fifth Dental Hygiene Superhero competition was another huge success! The field was impressive and the judging of finalists extremely difficult, but we are pleased to announce CDHA's 2022 dental hygiene superheroes. Our competition grand prize winner and Canada's 2022 dental hygiene superhero is Jadina Yip of British Columbia (pictured, centre)! She is accompanied by two deserving honourable mentions: Laura Iorio (Ontario, right) and Elizabeth Jones (British Columbia, left). Information about these three incredible people will be available shortly on our website and again later in the fall issue of Oh Canada!, along with the names of all our finalists. Over the coming year we will share many more of the inspiring stories we received.

Congratulations to all who were nominated, and thank you to our nominators, judges, and competition sponsor, SENSODYNE®!

New Webinar: Emerging Trends in Oral-Systemic Health

Our FREE webinar on the staging and grading of periodontal diseases, provided in collaboration with the American Academy of CDHA's newest FREE webinar, sponsored by Waterpik, is now available. “Emerging Trends in Oral-Systemic Health” reviews current evidence of the link between oral and systemic health and provides talking points for communicating this information to clients. Layer your learning by reading CDHA's series of oral–systemic link position papers, with a fifth one to be added this fall.

Enhance Your Practice

Local dental hygiene societies provide incredible opportunities to enhance your practice, add to your professional portfolio, and network with fellow dental hygienists. Toronto North Dental Hygienists’ Society recently announced its 2022–2023 online program, which includes seven lectures from September to April on timely, evidence-based topics presented by knowledgeable speakers. Check out the line-up today!

What's Your Favourite Oh Canada! Article?

Voting is now open for the 2022 Oh Canada! Readers' Choice Award. Celebrate the important role that Oh Canada! authors play in the knowledge translation of best practices in dental hygiene. Re-read the top articles from the past year, as selected by the editor, and vote for your favourite! The deadline for casting your vote is August 15.

News Releases


CDHA Partners' Circle
June 24, 2022 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) has always recognized the importance of dental industry partnerships and what they mean to the advancement of the dental hygiene profession and the promotion of oral health in communities across the n

CDHA Meets with Federal Health Minister
June 17, 2022 - In a virtual roundtable with select professional association leaders convened by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) underscored the importance of including preventive oral care ser

Coronavirus Updates


Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
August 2, 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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