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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,251 dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 20,000 individual members, including students. Since 1963, CDHA has worked to advance the profession and promote the importance of oral health.

COVID-19-Related Learning

To support you in maintaining and improving your competence in coronavirus-related issues and evidence-based practice, CDHA has now compiled free, credible continuing quality improvement activities on our website. New learning opportunities will be added as they become available so check back often.

New CDHA President and Board

We are pleased to announce the installation of CDHA’s new president, Tiffany Ludwicki, and 2020–2021 board members at the virtual annual general meeting held on October 3. Details

Highlights: COVID-19 Member Impact Survey

CDHA recently conducted a COVID-19 Member Impact Survey seeking to understand how members have been affected by the pandemic now that many have returned to work. For an overview of the results, log in to watch our video or download our resource.

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Tips to Address Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

CDHA is committed to supporting and empowering all dental hygienists in their efforts to address bullying and harassment in the workplace. Download our new resource, available in English or French, which discusses these specific topics and offers guidance on how to develop healthier ways to communicate and collaborate. Don’t forget to watch the accompanying video to help create a #healthyworkplace.

NEW! Endless Savings & More…

Our CDHA Perks program has expanded to include both Perkopolis and Endless Savings & More (ESM)! Now CDHA members can save on everyday purchases from even more participating merchants across Canada, such as Staples, The Brick, and Anytime Fitness, simply by showing and redeeming an ESM offer on their smartphone at physical locations or by entering a code at checkout for online purchases. More options…more savings!

Staffing Announcement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of CDHA’s new director of dental hygiene practice, Sylvie Martel. Sylvie is a bilingual dental hygienist with over 30 years of experience as a clinician, lecturer, trainer, education specialist, manager, and key opinion leader. She has held full-time and part-time faculty positions in several dental hygiene programs, was an assessor for CDAC, and for the past 13 years, has served as dental hygiene advisor and education manager with NDHCB. Sylvie joins our CDHA team on November 23. Welcome Sylvie!

Impact of PPE on Your Busines

To better understand the impact that the cost and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) has had on your business, CDHA invites all actively practising independent dental hygienists (IDH) to participate in a short survey. Please respond by Wednesday, November 18, at 11:59 pm ET. This information will help us determine how we can best serve our IDH members.

News Releases

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President
October 5, 2020 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Tiffany Ludwicki, at its virtual annual general meeting on Saturday, October 3.

Response to WHO recommendations
August 14, 2020 - On August 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) advised that “routine non-essential oral health care—which usually includes oral health check-ups, dental cleanings and preventive care...

Safety Alerts

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
October 8, 2020 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.