Membership Renewal now open
2023 Indigenous Student Bursary
Business Growth course
Virtual Presentation: Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program Overview
Board Awards Now Open
Liability Insurance
Expires December 31
Purchase Your
Limited-Edition Scaler
New Online Course:
Business Growth...
Virtual Presentation:
NIHB Overview
Board Awards:
Close January 26
CDHA Image Bank
Membership Means More

Join or renew today as an Active, Support, Student or Retired member and secure immediate access to your premium membership benefits.

Explore the Career Centre

Aim higher! View employment opportunities or post a position.


Check out our upcoming professional development offerings including our 2024 national conference.


Read up on our latest peer-reviewed research journal, CJDH, or professional member magazine, Oh Canada!


Find out about upcoming oral health events or post an event, celebrate the profession with NDHW™ or browse our latest news releases.

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

Share Your Snapshots

CDHA’s free image bank was designed for you to use in your practice to support promotions, media, etc. We have recently developed an easy upload tool to help you share photos you have taken in your practice. Visit the imageBank and click on the purple “Upload Your DH Photos” button to get started.

Making Headlines....

2023 Job Market & Employment Survey Results

A total of 3,840 members responded to CDHA’s 2023 Job Market & Employment Survey in the spring. In early October, we released the executive summary, full report, and provincial and territorial segmentations. If you haven’t already done so, review the key findings today in English or French, including national and provincial trends in employment and compensation, practice environments, job satisfaction, and more. While anyone can view the executive summary, you will need to log into your CDHA member profile to view the detailed reports.

Board Awards

Board Awards: Nominations Open

DHA’s board of directors celebrates exceptional volunteer service through its award program, recognizing members who have made outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, either in their communities or nationally through the association. Nominations will be received for CDHA’s Award of Merit, Distinguished Service Award, and Life Membership Award until January 26, 2024.

New Resource: Gingivitis

A Red Flag You Can’t Ignore: New Gingivitis Resource

It’s estimated that 7 in 10 Canadians will experience gingivitis, a form of gum disease, in their lifetime. Your clients might be asking, what exactly is gingivitis? What are the signs? What are the contributing factors? What can be done to prevent it or treat it? Find answers to these questions and more by downloading our newest resource in English or French and share it with your clients!

Board Meeting Highlights

Board of Directors’ Fall Meeting Highlights

CDHA’s board of directors met in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on October 19, 21, and 22, in conjunction with the fall summit and annual general meeting. Highlights from the board meetings are now available in English and French.

News Releases

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President
November 9, 2023 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Francine Trudeau, at its annual general meeting on Saturday, October 21.

The Canadian Dental Care Plan must prioritize prevention and accessibility
October 23, 2023 - The Hill Times published an article by CDHA president Anne Caissie discussing the readiness of dental hygienists to facilitate greater and more equitable access to oral health care for vulnerable populations and marginalized communities across the co

CDHA Partners' Circle
TD Insurance