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Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,549 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 20,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

What’s Your Favourite Oh Canada! Article?

Celebrate the important role that Oh Canada! authors play in the knowledge translation of best practices in dental hygiene. Reread the top articles from the past year, as selected by the Oh Canada! editor, and vote for your favourite! The deadline for casting your vote is July 22.

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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Win a Trip to the Yukon!

CDHA’s membership renewal period begins July 23. We are your voice representing the profession to key federal and provincial decision makers, the media, and the public. If you renew before November 1 and sign up for autorenewal, you could win a one-week trip to Whitehorse, Yukon, including airfare, hotel, spending money, and more! Autorenewal is a convenient new feature that will automatically process your membership dues on an annual basis.

Sunrise Breakfast: Journey of A Dental Hygienist

Crest + Oral-B is hosting a complimentary sunrise breakfast to celebrate the dental hygiene profession on Friday, October 4, during CDHA’s fall conference in St. John’s, NL. Start your day with an inspirational panel presentation, network with friends, and leave feeling #hygienistproud. Spaces are limited so register today for the conference and be sure to add the breakfast to your package!

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association’s annual general meeting (AGM) 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 the official notice and proxy form online.

Customize Your Own Long-Term Care Brochure

Promote the importance of good oral health and professional dental hygiene care at every stage of life with our new, free long-term care brochure. Customize it with your independent practice logo and distribute it to administrators, caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities. Download the brochure today and follow the simple customization and printing instructions on page 1.

News Releases


Expansion of dental services to low-income seniors
April 12, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is applauding a move by the Ontario government to expand dental care for low-income seniors in the province. The investment of $90 million will see new services provided as early as summer 2019.

Smile! It’s Spring & Oral Health Month
March 26, 2019 - As part of oral health month in Canada, National Dental Hygienists Week™ takes place from April 6 to 12. It’s a perfect opportunity to set new goals to help your smile shine. Start with six simple steps: floss, brush, use an antibacterial oral rins

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.