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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 30,000 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease... Learn more

COVID-19 Information for Dental Hygienists

CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection. Check back for additional information as the situation evolves. Learn more

2020-2021 Annual Report

Since 1963, CDHA has been inspired by the strength, passion, and dedication of our members to move the profession forward. Watch the video now.

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COVID-19 Challenges Continue

With so many new shifts in the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic—the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, changes to provincial directives, limited access to rapid antigen and PCR tests and N95 masks, in addition to a return to online schooling and increased restrictions in some provinces—we know anxiety levels are high across the country. CDHA is monitoring the situation closely and is committed to keeping you informed. If you missed our special December 23 bulletin that contained the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network, Government of Canada COVID-19 Daily Epidemiology Update, and more, you will find it at

Of note, as some of you may already know, the Government of Canada has updated its recommendations for COVID-19 infection and prevention control measures in health care settings in light of the Omicron variant. You can read the latest guidance here.

NDHW™ Is on the Horizon

Save the date for National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™): April 4 to 10. Your recent survey responses gave us great direction for this year’s campaign, and we’ve got lots in store to help you show your #dhpurplepride! Like the past two years, #NDHW22 will look different, but we encourage you to use your imagination to come up with new and creative ways to celebrate. Watch for more details as they unfold.

Time to Light it Up!

Get a jumpstart on showing your #dhpurplepride for National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) by organizing the lighting of a community landmark in purple! Download our purple landmark lighting request letter and let us know at if your community agrees to take part. Thank you to PHILIPS Sonicare and PHILIPS ZOOM! for powering our Put Your Purple On campaign. #ihavepurpleplans—hope you do too!

Reminders for the New Year...

CDHA’s online job board is a great place to search for employment opportunities across Canada. Check the listings often or sign up for weekly notifications.

Keep your CDHA membership profile up to date* so we can serve you better. Update your contact information, subscribe to job board notifications, select electronic or print publications, adjust your email preferences, and more!

Did you know we post media releases on our website on a variety of oral health topics? You are free to copy or alter and use them to promote your work and the importance of oral health in your local news outlets.

*Members in British Columbia must update their CDHA profile through the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia (CDHBC).

News Releases

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President
October 20, 2021 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Wendy Stewart, at its virtual annual general meeting on Saturday, October 16.

Canada’s 2021 Dental Hygiene Superheroes Unmasked
July 16, 2021 - From an impressive field of 778 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its fourth annual Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition.

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
December 23, 2021 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.

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.