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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 Award Winners

CDHA recognizes exceptional volunteer service and outstanding scholarship through its award programs.

The editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene (CJDH) also announces the winners of its 2018 research and writing awards.

Last but certainly not least, is the 2018 Oh Canada! Readers’ Choice Award winner.

Webinar Wednesdays and More!

CDHA is committed to supporting your professional development. That’s why we’re continuing to offer FREE webinars with membership, which will now be prerecorded and released monthly on Wednesdays. Check out the upcoming schedule today! Plus, we have a great lineup of workshops that will take place across the country, including Oral Health & Systemic Health Connection in Edmonton, sponsored by Crest+Oral-B. Renew your membership today to ensure that you don’t miss out on these incredible opportunities.

Independent Practice Anniversaries

Congratulations to our independent dental hygiene (IDH) practice members who are celebrating practice anniversaries this month:
Emma Desgagne (2nd), Lisa Marie Carlomusto (4th), Pauline Kotowich (10th), Gail Marion (5th), Vicki Lance (10th), Balbir Sohi (5th), Georgia Thomas (10th), Natalie Leblond Roussel (8th),

CDHA appreciates all of our IDH members for having bravely forged their own paths so that others may follow. Send your name, practice name, and IDH practice anniversary date to Ashley Grandy so that we can recognize you too.

Grants for Interprofessional Projects

The Canada–United States chapter of the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) is pleased to offer a grant program for the third consecutive year, supported by Colgate-Palmolive. The grants help fund interprofessional projects that will have a positive impact on the oral health of pregnant women and children, ages 0 to 5 years. The deadline to apply is September 14.

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.