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Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,246 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

Strength in Members

CDHA takes great pride in offering premium member benefits that allow you to be CDHA strong including free webinars all year long—saving you hundreds of dollars. Not a member? Join or renew today!

New Advocacy Toolkit for Members

Successful advocacy depends on local efforts by members to deliver a strong message to their elected representatives on issues affecting their community. To prepare dental hygienists for this advocacy work, CDHA has developed a new advocacy toolkit.

CDHA's Annual General Meeting

CDHA’s annual general meeting will be held at the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre, 18 Queen Street, Charlottetown, PE, on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 12:00 pm. View details and proxy form.

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2018 Partners' Circle

The CDHA Partners’ Circle comprises dental industry leaders who understand and appreciate the importance of the dental hygiene profession and believe in the fundamental role that dental hygienists play in the oral health of Canadians. These Partners’ Circle members demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to CDHA not only through their continued support of the association's programs and events, but also through their ongoing investment in CDHA professional publications and digital marketing initiatives. CDHA is very proud to recognize the members of its 2018 Partners’ Circle!

CDHA Summit Hotel Block Closes Soon

Register today for our fall CDHA Summit in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Earn up to four education hours during the professional development session on Saturday, October 13, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, which will feature discussions on respectful workplace culture and alternative dental hygiene practices. CDHA’s annual general meeting and lunch will follow. As a friendly reminder, the deadline for the group discounted hotel rate is September 9 or until the room block is sold out.

Ways to Win with RED Corner Store

From August 15 until September 15, enjoy even bigger savings on LG, Swarovski, Thule, and Vitamix with the RED Corner Store. You’ll find your exclusive referral codes for these brands in the summer issue of Oh Canada! magazine, page 51. As a bonus, complete a RED Corner Store purchase before October 31, and you’ll automatically be entered for the chance to win a Swarovski Crystalline oval watch valued at $399!

NEW! Profile Badges

If you first became a CDHA member more than five years ago, you’ll see a new badge on your online CDHA profile recognizing your join date, in five-year increments. View your profile badge today and take a few moments to update your communications and other preferences.

News Releases


Dental Hygienists Celebrate Longstanding Partnerships with Dental Industry
July 25, 2018 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes in working with dental industry leaders to advance both the dental hygiene profession and the oral health of Canadians.

Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked
June 22, 2018 - From an impressive field of 818 deserving nominees, representing every province and territory in Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its inaugural dental hygiene superhero competition.

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.