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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,549 dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 20,000 individual members, including students. Since 1963, CDHA has worked to advance the profession and promote the importance of oral health.

Healthy & Respectful Workplace

To help address harassment, bullying, and abuse in the workplace and guide you in creating a positive and respectful one, CDHA crafted a healthy, respectful workplace vision statement. View this and other useful resources.

Annual Report

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.

Cannabis Webinar Ends Jan. 30

Watch our FREE Cannabis in Canada webinar, sponsored by PHILIPS. This prerecorded session discusses the signs and symptoms associated with cannabis use, treatment strategies, and more. Once you register, you’ll have up to one year to access.

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2020 Superheroes Coming Soon

Our third annual #dentalhygienesuperhero competition, sponsored by Sensodyne, will launch February 1. We have a $1,000 grand prize and two $500 honourary mentions, along with travel grants to CDHA’s leadership summit in Yukon, on offer! Help us unmask the superhero dental hygienists in communities across Canada who are integral members of the primary health care team.

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

CDHA makes it easier for you to reach your professional development goals with FREE webinars. We recently released English and French webinars on best practices for the management of aerosols, and we’ve also got highlights of our 2019 Job Market and Employment Survey. If you haven’t watched our popular cannabis webinar yet, don’t delay. It is only available until January 30.

Some Friendly Reminders...

CDHA’s online oral health events calendar is a great place to find out what’s happening across Canada.

Keep your CDHA membership profile up to date so we can serve you better.

Did you know CDHA posts media releases on our website on a variety of oral health topics? You are free to copy or alter and use them to promote your work and the importance of oral health in your local news outlets.

CFDHRE Grant Application Deadline Nears!

Applications for the 2020–2021 Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) grant cycle are due by 11:59 pm ET on January 31. Submit your proposal for an opportunity to contribute to the growing body of oral health knowledge. Full applications details are available on CFDHRE’s website.

News Releases

Health Minister’s Mandate Letter Advances National Dental Care in Canada
December 16, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) supports Prime Minister Trudeau’s instructions to the Hon. Patty Hajdu, minister of health, to work with Parliament to study the possibility of national dental care.

Throne Speech Advances the Conversation on Oral Care in Canada
December 6, 2019 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) congratulates the federal government for its commitment to exploring universal dental care, better health care for Canadians, and access to high quality, culturally relevant health care for...

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.