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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 30,219 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.

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

Request for Proposal

CDHA is seeking proposals for the development of a white paper entitled: A National Oral Health Care Plan for Canadians. The white paper is intended to inform and support public policy discussions on the essential aspects of a universal, public oral health care program in Canada. Please see the Request for Proposals for further details.

PPE access and costs – Polling results from independent dental hygienists

CDHA’s latest rapid polling of independent dental hygienists across Canada looks at current experiences with PPE access and costs. Results reveal which PPE items are the most difficult to access, which PPE cost the most... Log in to read more.

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Take 5 for NDHW April 4–10

Are your National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) plans coming together? On Tuesday, March 30, you should have received an email reminding you of 5 things you can do, 5 messages you can share, and 5 resources you can use to raise public awareness of oral health. Visit and for more information.


Vaping Workshop: Registration Open

Join us for our live “Up in Smoke! The Vaping Trend” workshop, sponsored by Philips, on Saturday, May 1, at 12 pm ET! New research reveals how young Canadians perceive the negative impacts of vaping compared to smoking. This virtual event, offering bonus interactive content, will guide you in using the latest evidence to enhance client education. Participants will also have a chance to win 1 of 150 Philips Sonicare gift bags. "Up in Smoke! The Vaping Trend" free webinar, also sponsored by Philips, is a recommended prerequisite.

Donate to CFDHRE

The Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) has created a dedicated fund for dental hygiene research related to COVID-19. You can help! Donate as little as $5 today to support research led by your peers that will advance the profession and contribute to better oral health outcomes for the Canadian public.

New Ambience Face Shields: Special Discount Offer

During oral health month, CDHA members will receive a 20% discount on the new Ambience face shields! This revolutionary optical visor will allow you to see with perfect clarity, and the shield is designed to accommodate loupes. The special discount ends April 30 and applies to the purchase of one face shield per member. Use code CDHA2021 to claim your discount today.

News Releases

Oral Health for Total Health an Essential Message this April
March 31, 2021 - April is oral health month in Canada and, while we all continue to do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus and keep our communities healthy, we cannot forget that maintaining good health includes protecting our oral health.

World Oral Health Day
March 17, 2021 - On March 20, Canada’s dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day ( With the theme, “Be Proud of Your Mouth,” this public awareness campaign reminds people of all ages that good oral heal

Safety Alerts

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
March 25, 2021 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.