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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 30,000 dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 21,000 individual members, including students. Since 1963, CDHA has worked to advance the profession and promote the importance of oral health.

Conference Access Until December 31

If you registered for CDHA's first-ever virtual conference, online access is available through Matchbox Virtual Media until December 31 at 12 pm ET. Click here to login

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

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NDHWTM Survey

National Dental Hygienists WeekTM (NDHWTM) has been celebrated annually since 1988. With its longstanding theme, "Oral Health for Total Health," our campaign and activities focus on the importance of maintaining good oral health practices and helping Canadians understand the essential role of dental hygienists. Please take our brief survey to help us evaluate the strength of the overall program and its many supporting resources. Even if you've never participated in the past, we still want to hear from you! The survey closes Monday, December 6.

Foundation Seeks Peer Reviewers

If you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer for the Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) during its 2022 research grant cycle, head to CFDHRE's website to view the eligibility requirements and make your submission by March 1, 2022. The expertise and time given by CFDHRE's volunteer peer reviewers is a core strength of the foundation's annual grant program, which funds leading-edge dental hygiene research on a variety of topics.

Start Your Fitness Journey for a Chance to Win!

Join GoodLife Fitness through CDHA's corporate program before December 31 for a chance to win 1 of 5 Self Care Fitness Packages! Each package includes a $100 gift card to WaySpa.com, gym bag, t-shirt, water bottle, and resistance band. CDHA members are eligible for preferred membership pricing with GoodLife, so start your fitness journey today!

Staffing Announcement

CDHA is pleased to introduce the newest member of our staff team, Brittney Sander, who joined us on November 24 as marketing & communications coordinator. Brittney brings to the role an honours BA in social communications from St. Paul University and an advanced diploma in advertising and marketing communications management from Algonquin College, Ottawa. Brittney has held similar positions with a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, Ottawa Riverkeeper, and Scouts Canada. Welcome Brittney!

News Releases


Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President
October 20, 2021 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Wendy Stewart, at its virtual annual general meeting on Saturday, October 16.

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.

Coronavirus Updates


Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
November 25, 2021 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.

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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