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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.

Download the New Advocacy Poster Series

CDHA encourages you to download and display the new advocacy poster series. Educate your clients by displaying the small posters in your workspace. Learn More

CDHA's Annual General Meeting

CDHA’s annual general meeting will be held at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON, on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 8:00 am. View details and proxy form.

CDHA 2017 National Conference

CDHA's next conference, Translating Knowledge to Action, will be held in Ottawa, Canada, from October 19 to 21, 2017. This event will be hosted in conjunction with the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and Practice. Learn More

Making Headlines....

Filling the Gap in Oral Health Care

CDHA recently commissioned research to identify options for reintroducing dental therapy training into postsecondary education programs, recognizing that the closure of Canada’s last dental therapy program in 2011 has led to significant oral health human resource shortages. Filling the Gap in Oral Health Care, a CDHA position statement, presents the results of this research.

We Want to Hear from You

Do our programs, products, and services continue to meet your needs? On September 14, you should have received a personal email invitation from Framework Partners Inc. to participate in CDHA’s 2017 Membership Survey. Once you complete the survey, you could qualify for the chance to win some great prizes including an Apple watch (void in Quebec)

Tell Us About Working in Specialty Practice

We are seeking submissions for our fall/winter Oh Canada! FOCUS section on "Dental Hygienists Working in Specialty Offices" (pedo, perio, ortho, etc.). The deadline is October 1, with some flexibility. If you have an interesting practice experience to share, please review our author guidelines and contact Angie D'Aoust at

New Look, Same Great Rewards!

Make room in your wallet for the newly redesigned BMO CDHA Mastercard! For a limited time, when you apply for the co-branded Mastercard, you’ll receive up to $75 in CashBack rewards or 500 AIR MILES bonus miles.

News Releases

Canadian Dental Hygienists Recognize Key Dental Industry Partners
July 21, 2017 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is deeply committed to its dental industry partnerships, which play a significant role in helping to establish dental hygienists as integral members of the oral health care team. Through the creation

Dental Hygienists Urge Canadians to Say No to Tobacco
May 29, 2017 - Dental hygienists will mark World No Tobacco Day on May 31 by reminding Canadians of the serious health risks associated with tobacco use.

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.