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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 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

New Silver Diamine Fluoride Position Paper

A position paper on silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is now available. Learn more about the short- and long-term effectiveness, safety, and acceptance of SDF therapy for children and adults with carious lesions and/or dentinal hypersensitivity.

Pacific Dental Conference

Registration is open for Canada’s premier dental tradeshow in Vancouver, BC, March 7–9, 2019. Download the flyer for more details and be sure to visit CDHA's booth #248 in the Exhibit Hall.

CDHA’s 2017–2018 Annual Report

View and download the latest annual report, which summarizes CDHA’s progress over the past year in meeting the organizational ends (or goals) established by the board of directors.

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Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition Begins!

Nominations are now open for our second annual Dental Hygiene Superhero competition! Join forces with CDHA to recognize dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada. We’re celebrating those masked health care superheroes who work hard, take pride in what they do, and make our communities better places in which to live, work, and play. Nominees will be specifically evaluated on their client focus, social responsibility, leadership, integrity, respect, and transparency.

Do you know a #dentalhygienesuperhero? Nominate him or her today! Are you a dental hygiene superhero? Share the details of this competition with your employers and clients! The competition runs January 2–April 30.

From the Vault: FREE Re-Released Webinars

CDHA is re-releasing a selection of PHILIPS webinars, which will be available until April 2. Topics include professional whitening solutions, HPV and oral cancer, and evidence-based knowledge for your dental hygiene practice. Once you register, you will have up to one year to access the content. Crack open the vault today!

2019 National List of Service Codes

CDHA has completed its 2019 update of the National List of Service Codes. This document supports the claims submission and adjudication process for services rendered by independent dental hygienists. This year’s update includes changes to the specific exam code, and the addition of a consultation code and non-ionising scanning procedure code. For question or concerns regarding the service code document, please contact Amanda Acker, CDHA’s independent practice advisor.

Combining Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Education

CDHA is pleased to present a competency profile for 4-year baccalaureate programs designed to educate oral health practitioners with both dental hygiene and dental therapy scopes of practice. These baccalaureate competencies are intended to guide and support one standard for education, accreditation, and regulation in Canada. Download the English or French document today!

News Releases

New Years Resolution - Cannabis
January 2, 2019 - The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals. With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, dental hygienists urge everyone to think carefully before using cannabis, give

Dental Hygiene Superhero Launch
December 27, 2018 - Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) to support our second annual competition to recognize dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada.

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.