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Welcome to the CDHA mobile website. Our mobile experience was designed and developed with utility in mind. Therefore, some of the current content will not be available through this mobile portal. Instead, this site will focus on the functional sections of - join, renew, registering for the national conference, editing and viewing your profile etc. If there is a page you require, please visit through your desktop computer.

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

Aim higher! View the current list of job opportunities or post a job.

Register today and get ready to learn, network, and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at this fall’s global dental hygiene conference in Ottawa.

To keep up with your continuing competency requirements, check out our upcoming professional development opportunities.

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.

Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 28,495 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

Pacific Dental Conference

Registration now open for Canada’s premier dental tradeshow in Vancouver, BC, March 8-10, 2018. Download the flyer for more details and be sure to visit CDHA's booth #1623 in the Exhibit Hall.

Job Market & Employment Survey

Thank you for participating in CDHA’s 2017 Job Market & Employment Survey! We're happy to announce that an executive summary as well as full and provincial segmentation reports are now  available online.

2016-2017 Annual Report

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association relies on the strength, passion, and dedication of its members to move the profession forward through advocacy work, public awareness campaigns, research, and education. The association’s annual report highlights the results of those efforts during the previous fiscal year. Learn More

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Welcome to the CDHA Dental Hygiene Image Bank

CDHA’s newly launched dental hygiene image bank a offers a collection of high-quality images that accurately portray dental hygienists and reflect proper dental hygiene practice. Dental hygienists, media, businesses, and the public are free to use and distribute these images at no charge, with proper attribution (image courtesy of Canadian Dental Hygienists Association).

New CDHA President and Board Meeting Highlights

CDHA's new board of directors was installed at the annual general meeting on October 21 in Ottawa, Ontario. Joining president Sophia Baltzis (Quebec), past-president Gerry Cool (Alberta), and president-elect Tracy Bowser (Prince Edward Island) are directors Natasha Burian (Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories), Mandy Hayre (BC), Leanne Huvenaars (Saskatchewan), Deanna Mackay (Manitoba), Beth Ryerse (Ontario), Francine Trudeau (Quebec), Anne Caissie (New Brunswick), Wendy Stewart (Nova Scotia), and Tiffany Ludwicki (Newfoundland & Labrador). Highlights of the fall board and conference meetings are now available.

Calling All Authors!

We are seeking submissions for future issues of Oh Canada! magazine, particularly for the FOCUS section. Our 2018 topics and deadlines are “Natural Alternatives in Dental Hygiene Practice” (deadline February 1, 2018); “Silver Diamine Fluoride: A Silver Bullet for Caries Control” (deadline June 1, 2018); and “Occupational Health Issues: Burnout, Harassment & Work-Related Injuries” (deadline October 1, 2018). If interested in these or other column or feature topics, please review our information for contributors and contact Angie D'Aoust.

CPS Smartphone Winner Announced

Shanna from Richmond Hill, ON, is the lucky winner of an iPhone 7, courtesy of the Canadian Pharmacists Association and its recent Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) smartphone contest. CPS, an indispensable electronic point-of-care tool, is an exclusive member benefit available in both desktop and mobile versions.

News Releases

Oral Health and the 2017 Fall Reports of the Auditor General
November 22, 2017 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to see that the 2017 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada focus on the importance of oral health programs for First Nations and Inuit peoples.

Diabetes and Dental Hygiene
November 7, 2017 - On November 14, Canadian dental hygienists will join more than 1 billion people worldwide in marking World Diabetes Day.

Safety Alerts

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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.