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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 Silver Diamine Fluoride Position Paper

A position paper on silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is now available. Learn more about the short- and long-term effectiveness, safety, and acceptance of SDF therapy for children and adults with carious lesions and/or dentinal hypersensitivity.

Pacific Dental Conference

Registration is open for Canada’s premier dental tradeshow in Vancouver, BC, March 7–9, 2019. Download the flyer for more details and be sure to visit CDHA's booth #248 in the Exhibit Hall.

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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National Healthy Workplace Survey Underway

You should have recently received a personal email invitation from Harry Cummings and Associates to participate in CDHA’s healthy workplace survey. Your responses are crucial as they will help us to articulate a vision for a healthy and respectful workplace for dental hygienists across Canada. They will also assist CDHA in developing resources and materials for members and in establishing partnerships with other organizations that can contribute to the promotion of healthy and respectful workplaces. The closing date is December 10; all responses are confidential.

Wellness Workshop: Last Chance to Register

Join us in Vancouver on January 18, 2019, for a full-day PHILIPS wellness workshop, featuring sessions on societal trends and behaviours (led by Jo-Anne Jones, RDH) and on cannabis (led by Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS). The deadline to register for this workshop is November 26 so don’t delay!

Fall Meeting Highlights

CDHA hosted a very successful leadership summit in Charlottetown, PEI, last month. The executive directors’ and provincial presidents’ meetings were held in conjunction with this event on October 12; the annual general meeting was held on October 13; and CDHA’s board of directors met October 11, 13, and 14. Highlights from these meetings are now available.


CDHA Wins National Award

CDHA recently attended the Canadian Society of Association Executives national conference and was very proud to accept an Award of Excellence for our Dental Hygiene Superhero campaign at the conference awards ceremony. Cheers to all our superheroes. This one’s for you!

News Releases

2018 CDHA Award Winners
October 31, 2018 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize a number of individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation.

CDHA Board Elections
October 31, 2018 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Tracy Bowser, at its recent Leadership Summit held in Charlottetown, PEI.

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.