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Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,246 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

New Advocacy Toolkit for Members

Successful advocacy depends on local efforts by members to deliver a strong message to their elected representatives on issues affecting their community. To prepare dental hygienists for this advocacy work, CDHA has developed a new advocacy toolkit.

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CDHA takes great pride in offering premium member benefits that allow you to be CDHA strong including free webinars all year long—saving you hundreds of dollars. Not a member? Join or renew today!

CDHA’s 2017–2018 Annual Report

View and download the latest annual report, which summarizes CDHA’s progress over the past year in meeting the organizational ends (or goals) established by the board of directors.

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New Membership Benefit Coming November 1

In response to your concerns, we have added a new member and family assistance program to our suite of premium member benefits! Starting November 1, you and your family can receive confidential counselling for any challenge including workplace, stress, and family issues. Details on how to access this benefit will be available shortly.

Webinar on Educational Assessment

Attention all educators! Our next Webinar Wednesday offering, “Fundamentals of Educational Assessment,” will provide guidance and opportunities to design formative and summative assessment strategies to support student learning. This session has been prerecorded and will be released on Wednesday, October 17. Register at that time to secure access for a one-year period. If you view the presentation within the first two weeks after its release, you can submit your content questions to the presenter, Dr. Michael Link.

Wellness Connection Workshop in Vancouver

Registration is now open for a full-day wellness connection workshop on Friday, January 18, 2019, in Vancouver, sponsored by PHILIPS. Jo-Anne Jones, RDH, will lead the morning session on societal trends and behaviours and their impact on oral health. The afternoon session will focus on cannabis and will be presented by Betsy Reynolds, RDH. CDHA Independent Practice Network and Educator members receive a discount! Registration deadline: November 26.


CFDHRE Call for Proposals

The Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) is pleased to launch its 2019–2020 Call for Proposals. The foundation invites proposals for a one-year research project that will advance the dental hygiene body of knowledge and, ultimately, enhance the oral health and well-being of Canadians. A maximum of two (2) grants valued at up to $10,000 each will be awarded; the deadline to apply is January 31, 2019.

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Celebrate Longstanding Partnerships with Dental Industry
July 25, 2018 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes in working with dental industry leaders to advance both the dental hygiene profession and the oral health of Canadians.

Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked
June 22, 2018 - From an impressive field of 818 deserving nominees, representing every province and territory in Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its inaugural dental hygiene superhero competition.

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.