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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.

Federal Election Advocacy Toolkit

With the upcoming federal election, it’s time to help politicians understand the vital role dental hygienists play in helping to ensure optimal oral and overall health. To support conversations with local candidates, CDHA has developed a new Federal Election Advocacy Toolkit.

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.

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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2019 Job Market & Employment Survey Results

Thank you for participating in CDHA’s 2019 Job Market & Employment Survey! The results have been tabulated, and we're ready to share them with you in our latest FREE webinar. Hear Nik Nanos, head of Nanos Research, review key findings from the survey, including trends in compensation segmented by geography and other criteria. Be sure to check the website in the coming days for the final report, executive summary, and provincial segmentation reports.

Dental Hygiene Quarterly Fall Edition

Autumn brings cooler weather, colourful leaves, and...the latest edition of Dental Hygiene Quarterly! The fall edition includes Dental Hygiene Process of Care: Parts 4-7; Revive and Thrive: Why Food Matters; Breathing Related Sleep Disorders; Special Bonus Feature from Ivoclar, and more! As a CDHA member, you save $50 on this valuable professional development resource. Subscribe today!

New CDHA President and Board

We are pleased to announce the installation of CDHA’s new president, Leanne Huvenaars, and 2019–2020 board members at the annual general meeting on October 5 in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. Leanne joins president-elect Tiffany Ludwicki, past president Tracy Bowser, and directors Rae McFarlane, Alexandra Sheppard, Kathy Yerex, Beth Ryerse, Francine Trudeau, Wendy Stewart, Anne Marie Caissie, Lana Clow, and Natasha Burian on CDHA’s board of directors for 2019–2020. Welcome all!

2018–2019 Annual Report

If you weren’t able to attend CDHA’s annual general meeting in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, you can view the 2018–2019 annual report video presentation, which summarizes CDHA’s progress over the past year in meeting the organizational ends (or goals) established by the board of directors. The summary financial statements and a one-page “at a glance” report are also available for downloading here.

News Releases


Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President
October 15, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Leanne Huvenaars, at its recent national conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence
October 9, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize several individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation.

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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