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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.

Participation in the CDCP

Oral health providers can now confirm their participation in the CDCP directly with Sun Life. 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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Your Voice Counts!

Last week, you should have received a personal email invitation from Framework Analytics to participate in our member survey, which is conducted every few years before the development of our next strategic plan. Your input will provide CDHA with important data to make informed and effective decisions about the programs, resources, and services we offer. All responses are confidential, and once you complete the survey, you could qualify for the chance to win some great prizes! We look forward to hearing from you.

CDHA National Conference

2024 Conference: Speaker Spotlight

Exceptional education and unforgettable experiences await at CDHA’s national conference, October 17–19, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. You'll hear from an incredible lineup of speakers including Katrina Klein, RDH, CEAS, CPT, a 17-year practising dental hygienist, national speaker, author, competitive bodybuilder, certified functional and personal trainer, and certified ergonomic assessment specialist. Her session, sponsored by SurgiTel, will show you how to stop the aches and pains commonly associated with clinical dental hygiene and protect your physical health using ergonomic equipment and more. Hear from Katrina in this special video message.

We're Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

CDHA is looking for an experienced dental hygienist to join our dedicated staff team as a full-time professional practice advisor (hybrid or remote). Could that be you? The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 12, at 11:59 pm ET. Please share this job posting with your dental hygiene colleagues.

Colouring Contest Winners

NDHW™ Colouring Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our 12th annual National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) colouring contest, sponsored by Sunstar G·U·M®, which received an amazing 2,693 entries! Winners in each age category received a Toys R Us gift card and an oral health prize pack, courtesy of Sunstar G·U·M and Crayola. View the winning entries here and watch for an announcement of the winners of our Put Your Purple On! and Show Us Your NDHW™ contests later this month.

News Releases

Historic Day for Oral Health of Canada’s Most Vulnerable Populations
May 2, 2024 - It’s a historic time in Canada for the oral health of the country’s most vulnerable populations. Yesterday, on May 1, many independent dental hygienists began providing treatment for eligible seniors under the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP).

Budget 2024: Improving Access to Oral Health Care in Rural and Remote Communities
April 16, 2024 - The Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Chrystia Freeland, tabled the federal government’s Budget 2024 today. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) commends the federal government’s commitment to expanding

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