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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 31,000 dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing over 22,000 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... Learn more

Canada Dental Benefit

Canada Dental Benefit

The Canada Dental Benefit is an interim financial support measure that can be used to cover any oral health services provided by an oral health professional, including dental hygienists. Learn More

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Canadian Dental Care Plan Update

Health Canada has now published the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) Dental Benefits Guide for oral health care providers and clients. In addition, Sun Life has released the Dental Benefits Grids, along with the CDCP Claims Processing and Payment Agreement. In response, CDHA has issued a media statement expressing concerns over reimbursement rates and the plan’s lack of focus on preventive oral care. Read the statement here.

Health Canada’s information sessions for oral health care providers continue, with Zoom sessions taking place on Tuesday, February 20, 7:00–8:00 pm ET (French) and Wednesday, February 21, 6:00–7:00 pm ET (English). Check your CDHA email dated February 7 for access links and passcodes. A recorded version of these presentations will be available for those who are unable to attend.

CDHA will continue to share information on the next phases of the CDCP roll out as it becomes available.


CJDH Between the Lines

HA new episode of CJDH Between the Lines, featuring Tammy Marshall-Paquin, MSDH, RDH, MAADH, author of a recent article on treating transgender patients, is coming in March! In anticipation, why not watch (or re-watch) our pilot episode, which explores orofacial myofunctional therapy as a treatment option for a young client with malocclusions created by oral habits. CDHA members can obtain a professional development certificate of completion after viewing the recording, reading the full journal article, and completing some self-reflection questions.

2024 Call for abstracts

2024 National Conference: Call for Abstracts

Advance the dental hygiene body of knowledge by submitting an abstract for possible presentation at CDHA’s fall 2024 national conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario! We welcome submissions from individuals at all career stages and from any work environment or role. The deadline is April 14. For more details, visit our Call for Abstracts page. NOTE: we’re offering travel funding to four (4) dental hygiene students whose abstracts are accepted for presentation in October. #RDHpractice360

Advisory committee opportunity

Advisory Committee Opportunity

CDHA’s Independent Dental Hygiene Practice Advisory Committee (IDHPAC) is looking for a new member. This committee supports the association by providing expertise to guide the growth and development of independent practice. We are recruiting one dental hygienist who practises in Ontario. Please read the terms of reference and submit a letter of interest by Sunday, March 10, at 11:59 pm ET, to Clayton De Corte.

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Express Concerns Over Reimbursement Rates Announced for Canadian Dental Care Plan
February 8, 2024 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) welcomes the next phase of the rollout of the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP).

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Applauds Launch of Canadian Dental Care Plan
December 11, 2023 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) welcomes the launch of the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) as a historic step for oral health care in Canada.

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