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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

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

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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Canada’s 2021 Dental Hygiene Superheroes!

With 778 amazing entries submitted during the continuing global pandemic, our fourth Dental Hygiene Superhero competition was another huge success! The field was impressive and the judging of finalists extremely difficult, but we are pleased to announce CDHA’s 2021 dental hygiene superheroes. Our competition grand prize winner and Canada’s 2021 dental hygiene superhero is Natasha Kellett of British Columbia! She is joined by two deserving honourable mentions: Holly Rynard of Ontario and Mara Sand of British Columbia. The summer issue of Oh Canada! magazine will feature our winners and finalists. Over the coming months we will continue sharing many of the inspiring stories we received.

Congratulations to all who were nominated, and thank you to our nominators, judges, and competition sponsor, SENSODYNE!

Oral Rinsing Webinar Ending Soon

CDHA’s FREE oral rinsing webinar will be moved to the vault at the end of the summer! Access this session today to learn more about commercially and non-commercially available oral rinsing products. Layer your learning with our position paper and statement on therapeutic oral rinsing to support your evidence-based decisions for ensuring optimal oral health for your adult clients.

New Year, More Benefits, Same Fee!

CDHA’s membership renewal period begins July 27. In recognition of the incredible challenges that Canadian dental hygienists have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no fee increase for the 2021–2022 membership year. When you renew, you’ll also be entered in a draw for some great prizes* and you can add the virtual conference for a special low fee of only $20.21! Members who renew through their provincial body can also register for the conference starting July 27.

*Members who join or renew through their provincial body will be automatically entered in the draw. Members in British Columbia will be excluded as they will have their own contest starting January 2022.

What’s Your Favourite Oh Canada! Article?

Voting is now open for the 2021 Oh Canada! Readers' Choice Award. Celebrate the important role that Oh Canada! authors play in the knowledge translation of best practices in dental hygiene. Re-read the top articles from the past year, as selected by the editor, and vote for your favourite! The deadline for casting your vote is July 30.

June Oral Health Products eBulletin

The latest issue of CDHA’s oral health products eBulletin, Trends, was published on June 30. It provides insight into the newest oral health products on the market today to help shape your client care for tomorrow. If you missed it, you can still read it here.

News Releases


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.

CDHA & Dental Industry: Partners for Success
June 4, 2021 - As the focus shifts from oral health month (April) to a new membership year and a first-ever virtual conference, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) continues to foster meaningful partnerships with dental industry.

Safety Alerts


Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
June 8, 2021 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.

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