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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 31,000 dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing over 22,000 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... Learn more

Canada Dental Benefit

Canada Dental Benefit

The Canada Dental Benefit is an interim financial support measure that can be used to cover any oral health services provided by an oral health professional, including dental hygienists. Learn More

Share Your Snapshots

CDHA’s free image bank was designed for you to use in your practice to support promotions, media, etc. We have recently developed an easy upload tool to help you share photos you have taken in your practice. Visit the imageBank and click on the purple “Upload Your DH Photos” button to get started.

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#NDHW24 Countdown: Do You Have Purple Plans?

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) is fast approaching. Be sure you’re ready to celebrate between April 4 and 10 by downloading our digital NDHW™ marketing kit in English or French containing lots of useful printable material to support your activities!

Don’t forget to download our social media guide for sample posts and other tips, add an NDHW™ frame to your social media profile pictures, post your #DHpurplepride photos to win a $500 cash prize!, light your community purple, share those colouring contest sheets, and most of all have an amazing time promoting and showing pride in your profession! Find everything you need at and

NDHW™ is generously sponsored by Dentsply Sirona, Sunstar G•U•M, and TD Insurance; our Purple Pride campaign is powered by PHILIPS Sonicare and PHILIPS ZOOM!

Facetime with CDHA and BCDHA

Face Time with CDHA & BCDHA

CDHA’s president and select staff will be attending the Pacific Dental Conference (PDC) on March 7 and 8 in Vancouver (booth #1351). Stop by for a chat, pick up some new resources, win incredible prizes or just say hello. On March 7 from 9:00 to 11:30 am, join staff from BCDHA, CDHA, Health Canada, and Sun Life as they discuss the Canadian Dental Care Plan, professional liability insurance, continuing education, and more.

Student Project Exhibit

New! Student Project Exhibit at Conference

The 2024 Student Project Exhibit, sponsored by Waterpik, at CDHA’s fall 2024 conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, celebrates dental hygiene student excellence. We invite dental hygiene students from accredited dental hygiene programs across Canada to display a creative project implemented during the 2022–2024 academic period. These projects will be showcased in the conference exhibit hall and judged by a panel of reviewers. Check out our webpage for details including the prizing, rules, and how to apply.

Business Course

Thinking of Starting Your Own Dental Hygiene Business?

CDHA’s Business Fundamentals: Ready, Set, Launch online course is designed to empower dental hygiene entrepreneurs in realizing the dream of establishing and operating their own business. The course outlines how to evaluate the feasibility of the business and will guide you in assessing entrepreneurial strengths and weaknesses, determining readiness for starting a dental hygiene practice, and developing a business plan. Begin your entrepreneurial journey by learning the fundamentals!

News Releases

Dental Hygienists Express Concerns Over Reimbursement Rates Announced for Canadian Dental Care Plan
February 8, 2024 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) welcomes the next phase of the rollout of the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP).

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Applauds Launch of Canadian Dental Care Plan
December 11, 2023 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) welcomes the launch of the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) as a historic step for oral health care in Canada.

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