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To support registered dental hygienists in their higher learning, the Hu-Friedy NEVI 2.0 CDHA Scholarship Program is accepting applications until October 31. View details.

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Check out our brand new video format of CDHA’s 2018–2019 annual report, which summarizes our progress over the past year in meeting the organizational ends (or goals) established by the board of directors. The financial statements are also available for download.

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CDHA National Conference Wrap-Up

CDHA’s national conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, was an overwhelming success! This event would not have been possible without your support and the generosity of our sponsors and exhibitors. Take a moment to visit our online photo gallery and experience all the conference had to offer.

Board Highlights: Fall 2019

Highlights of the fall board meeting, annual general meeting, and other related events at CDHA’s national conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, are now available.

New CFDHRE President and Board

The Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) held its annual general meeting via videoconference on October 17. At the meeting, the foundation appointed Helen Symons as president of the new board, and elected Valerie Herring, Jamie Braybrook, Sabrina Lopresti, and Mary Tang as directors. The foundation thanks Fran Richardson, Ebony Bilawka, and Denise Laronde for their years of service.

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News Releases

Dental Hygienists Offer Tooth-Friendly Tricks & Treats for Halloween
October 28, 2019 - As witches and wizards prepare to haunt neighbourhoods across Canada on October 31, dental hygienists urge us all to be mindful of warding off cavities on Halloween night.

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President
October 15, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Leanne Huvenaars, at its recent national conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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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.