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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,251 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.

COVID-19-Related Learning

To support you in maintaining and improving your competence in coronavirus-related issues and evidence-based practice, CDHA has now compiled free, credible continuing quality improvement activities on our website. New learning opportunities will be added as they become available so check back often.

Put Your Purple On! Contest

Our annual Put Your Purple On photo contest, powered by Philips Sonicare and Philips Zoom! was a great success again this year receiving yet another record breaking 844 entries. Review our top picks, and cast your vote!

Oral Self-Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous stress and disrupted many of our daily habits and routines for health and wellness. Are you eating more frequently? Drinking more sugary beverages? Craving unhealthy foods? Eating more carbs? These changes to your diet can have a huge impact on your oral health. Read More

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COVID-19 Support Fund for CDHA Members

We understand that all of our members have been impacted by this pandemic to varying degrees but CDHA is very grateful that, through the generosity of Crest + Oral B, we are in a position to help a few of those members who have been hit particularly hard. Read more about the support fund and apply today. The deadline for applications is May 25.

More Free Education: RDH CE Relief Program

Crest + Oral-B and rdhu recently launched their RDH CE Relief Program. They know many dental hygienists are struggling financially, and they want to help. Why not use this time during isolation to expand your knowledge for FREE? Receive spring, summer, and fall 2020 editions of Dental Hygiene Quarterly plus upcoming live webinars at no charge. While registration for this program has just sold out, you are invited to add your name to a waiting list.

Superhero Competition Deadline Extended

With so many offices closed for much of the period of our competition, we have decided to extend the deadline to allow time for more superhero nominations. Over 635 CDHA members have already been nominated but our goal is to exceed last year's number of 856. Client nominations are high at 458, so we’d really like to encourage colleagues and employers to nominate an outstanding dental hygienist who deserves to be recognized. Watch our promo video, review our guidelines, and submit your nomination. The competition now closes June 1.

Are You Maintaining Your Overall Well-Being?

During this global health crisis, managing our stress levels is paramount. The YogaDentist website has some great tips for dental professionals on reducing stress through meditation, improved sleep, and yoga. Visit our Physical Health and Psychological Well-Being pages for access to YogaDentist and other valuable resources.

SYNCA Loupes: A New Membership Benefit!

Look here! CDHA members can now take advantage of a $75 to $200 discount on all ExamVision magnification loupes and/or lighting systems from SYNCA. Book your in-person consult today for your custom-fitted loupes.

News Releases

Health Benefits Trend - COVID-19
May 12, 2020 - Today’s national employment numbers indicate that 2 million more Canadians are unemployed and seeking work as of April. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is calling on employers to maintain workplace-sponsored health and dental benefi

Protect Your Overall Health by Maintaining Good Oral Health
April 2, 2020 - April is oral health month in Canada and, while we are all busy doing our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus and keep everyone in our communities healthy, we cannot forget that maintaining good health includes protecting our oral health.

Safety Alerts

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
May 8, 2020 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.