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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,549 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.

Federal Election Advocacy Toolkit

With the upcoming federal election, it’s time to help politicians understand the vital role dental hygienists play in helping to ensure optimal oral and overall health. To support conversations with local candidates, CDHA has developed a new Federal Election Advocacy Toolkit.

CDHA Cannabis Resources

With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, many dental hygienists have been asking about the impact of cannabis on the dental hygiene process of care. CDHA has some great resources on the topic: Impaired in the chair pdf and Cannabis in Canada webinar.

Notice of AGM

CDHA’s annual general meeting will be held at the St. John's Convention Centre, 50 New Gower Street, St. John's, NL, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 8:00 am NT. View details and proxy form.

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Time to Get Social in St. John’s

Experience the nightlife on infamous George Street in downtown St. John's during our upcoming national conference. Your Rally in the Alley ticket includes a traditional fish and chips dinner, visits to venues, beverages, and Newfoundland sing-alongs and screech-in ceremonies! Register for the rally today and be sure to book your conference registration too. There are professional development options to suit everyone’s schedule including a half-day preconference session on white spot lesions.

Renew Early and Win

September 30 will be here in a flash so be sure to renew your membership with CDHA or your provincial body and receive automatic entry in our early bird draw for the chance to win 1 of 100 PHILIPS Sonicare ExpertClean 7300 power toothbrushes. Renewing early will also ensure uninterrupted access to all of your premium benefits, including FREE webinars!

Request Your FREE Classroom Kit Today

There’s still time to request a FREE Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health kit in English and/or French if you’ll be carrying out community outreach in schools this fall. With the oral health kit in hand and a classroom visit scheduled, don’t forget to participate in our Back to School Blitz #ToothDefender photo promotion for the chance to win prizes!

2020–2021 CFDHRE Grant Program Now Open!

CFDHRE is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020–2021 grant cycle to support Canadian dental hygienists in developing research-enhanced dental hygiene practice. Applications are due by 11:59 pm ET, January 31, 2020. Full applications details are available on CFDHRE’s website.

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Call for Exemption on Treatment of Spouses
September 20, 2019 - In response to recent media coverage of an Ontario registered dental hygienist who lost his appeal to the Ontario Divisional Court to have his 5-year licence revocation for treating his wife overturned, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association(CDHA

Dental Hygienists Recognize Valuable Partnerships with Dental Industry
July 23, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) continues to build key partnerships with dental industry leaders to enhance public understanding of the dental hygiene profession and improve the oral health of Canadians.

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.