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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.

Healthy & Respectful Workplace

To help address harassment, bullying, and abuse in the workplace and guide you in creating a positive and respectful one, CDHA crafted a healthy, respectful workplace vision statement. View this and other useful resources.

Annual Report

Check out our brand new video format of CDHA’s 2018–2019 annual report, which summarizes our progress over the past year in meeting the organizational ends (or goals) established by the board of directors. The financial statements are also available for download.

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If you've already carried out community outreach in schools this fall with your FREE #ColgateBrightSmiles kit, enter our Back-to-School Blitz #ToothDefender promotion by uploading your photos here.

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Board Award Nominations Open

CDHA’s board of directors celebrates exceptional volunteer service through its awards program, recognizing members who have made outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession. Do you know a member who fits this description? Consider nominating that person today for CDHA’s Award of Merit, Distinguished Service Award or Life Membership Award. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2020.

Holiday Office Closure

CDHA's office will close for the holidays at 12:00 pm (ET) on December 24 and will reopen at 8:30 am (ET) on January 2, 2020. If you still need to renew your membership, you can do so online during this period but there will be no membership services staff available to assist with any questions or online difficulties.

Help Protect Your Future—For Less

You can't predict the future but, with a special insurance package from Sun Life, you can help protect it for less. Rates start as low as $11/month and include life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and long-term disability insurance. Offer ends December 31. Learn more today!

Timely Gift Delivery at Great Rates

Let FedEx® lighten your load this December! As a CDHA member, you enjoy great shipping discounts from FedEx® for holiday packages and other services. Count on FedEx® to deliver peace of mind and reliability on time for the holidays.

News Releases


Throne Speech Advances the Conversation on Oral Care in Canada
December 6, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) congratulates the federal government for its commitment to exploring universal dental care, better health care for Canadians, and access to high quality, culturally relevant health care for...

Dental Hygienists Offer Tooth-Friendly Tricks & Treats for Halloween
October 28, 2019 - As witches and wizards prepare to haunt neighbourhoods across Canada on October 31, dental hygienists urge us all to be mindful of warding off cavities on Halloween night.

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.

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