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New Silver Diamine Fluoride Position Paper

A position paper on silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is now available. Learn more about the short- and long-term effectiveness, safety, and acceptance of SDF therapy for children and adults with carious lesions and/or dentinal hypersensitivity.

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.

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An EXPLOSION of Purple!

Another phenomenal National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) has come and gone. With an overwhelming number of social media posts, purple-themed photos, website downloads, media coverage, and colouring contest entries; greetings from government officials; 21 landmarks lit purple across North America, as well as the Tornado Tower in Qatar (home of the Canadian Embassy), the week could not have been a bigger success!

Healthy and Respectful Workplace Survey Results

Between November 13 and December 17, 2018, CDHA conducted its first survey of members to determine the nature and scope of issues that either support or undermine healthy and respectful workplaces. In particular, we asked respondents to provide feedback on their experiences of harassment, bullying, and abuse in the workplace from four possible sources: dentists, office managers, co-workers, and clients. The highlights of the survey report are available here and will be used to develop CDHA member resources in the coming year.

Independent Practice Online Communities

As a member of CDHA’s Independent Practice Network (IPN), you have complimentary access to an online community where you can connect, communicate, and collaborate with your peers. Browse and post content to the General and/or Marketplace communities from your desktop computer or through a new MemberCentric mobile app. For access and instructions, click here.

Perk Up Your Savings This Spring!

CDHA Perks, one of your exclusive membership benefits, brings together more than 500,000 discount offers from across North America. Did you know that more than 50% of retailers feature buy one, get one free offers? Search for deals on dining, family attractions, travel, services, and more and then print your savings selections or show your phone and save.

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.