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CDHA is hosting a 1.5-day professional development session in Winnipeg, Manitoba! Join us on October 20 and 21 to learn about the need for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the profession of dental hygiene.


Read up on our latest peer-reviewed research journal, CJDH, or professional member magazine, Oh Canada!


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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 31,000 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... Learn more

CDHA's 60th Anniversary

Celebrating 60 years of advancing your profession. Learn more

Business Fundamentals Course

Online Course

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

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Last Day for Early Bird Membership Renewal

Today is the last day for early bird membership renewal! If you haven’t done so, renew now for the chance to win a $1,000 gift card.* Membership with CDHA means more peace of mind thanks to a comprehensive professional liability insurance program; more learning with unlimited FREE webinars; and more savings with discounted pricing and front-of-the-line access to our upcoming Calgary workshop and 2024 national conference!

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Healthy Workplace Survey

National Healthy & Respectful Workplace Survey

If you are a practising dental hygienist, you should have received a personalized email invitation earlier this week from Harry Cummings and Associates to participate in our 2023 healthy and respectful workplace survey. Responses are crucial as they will assist us in supporting you in your quest to achieve a healthy, inclusive, psychologically and physically safe, and supportive workplace. Don’t see the email in your inbox? Please check your junk/spam folder. Those who participate are eligible for prizes!


Share Your Positivity

What do you love about being a dental hygienist? What excites you about the profession or your workplace? Share the positive side of the dental hygiene profession by uploading a short #RDHinspirations video to inspire your colleagues. You could be featured on CDHA’s social media channels! For details, view a special video message from Donna Wells, manager of professional practice.

Summer Board Meeting Highlights

Summer Board Meeting Highlights

The board of directors met virtually on Tuesday, August 1. Highlights from this meeting are now available in English and French.

News Releases

CDHA Partners' Circle
June 14, 2023 - As a new fiscal year unfolds, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) celebrates its long-standing partnerships with dental industry. These meaningful collaborations have been instrumental in moving the dental hygiene profession forward and

Strengths and gaps in access to oral health care for Canadians
April 4, 2023 - New public polling data conducted on behalf of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) by Abacus Data reveals that 88% of Canadians support the federal government’s new dental care funding, but there are also some areas of concern.

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