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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 30,000 dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 21,000 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease... Learn more

COVID-19 Information for Dental Hygienists

CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection. Check back for additional information as the situation evolves. Learn more

2020-2021 Annual Report

Since 1963, CDHA has been inspired by the strength, passion, and dedication of our members to move the profession forward. Watch the video now.

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2022 Superheroes Coming Soon

Our fifth annual #dentalhygienesuperhero competition, sponsored by Sensodyne, will launch February 1. We are offering a $1,000 grand prize and two $500 honourary mentions, along with travel grants to an upcoming CDHA conference. Help us unmask the superhero dental hygienists in communities across Canada who are essential members of the primary health care team. Learn more

New Fluoride Resource for Clients

Fluoride treatments are a safe and effective way to prevent caries and keep teeth healthy. Download and share our new fluoride resource with your clients to help answer their questions about the benefits of fluoride treatments for themselves and for their children.

2021 Entry-to-Practice Canadian Competencies for Dental Hygienists

The Federation of Dental Hygiene Regulators of Canada just published the revised Entry-to-Practice Canadian Competencies for Dental Hygienists. The new competencies will serve to inform dental hygiene education, accreditation, certification, and continuing competence programs across Canada. They will also help in the regulation of the profession in areas of entry and re-entry to practice, continuing competence, and assessment of foreign-trained dental hygienists. The document is available in English and French.

Request for Proposal for Research Consultant: New CDHA Position Paper

We are seeking proposals for the design, research, and development of a position paper on aerosol-generating procedures and associated control measures in dental hygiene. The position paper will analyze and synthesize the available evidence and develop recommendations to inform dental hygiene practice, dental hygiene education, and policies and procedures. Proposals are due by 12:00 pm ET on January 31.

News Releases

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President
October 20, 2021 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Wendy Stewart, at its virtual annual general meeting on Saturday, October 16.

Canada’s 2021 Dental Hygiene Superheroes Unmasked
July 16, 2021 - From an impressive field of 778 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its fourth annual Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition.

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
December 23, 2021 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.

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.