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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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CJDH Accepted for Inclusion in MEDLINE

The editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene (CJDH) is thrilled to announce that the journal has now been accepted into MEDLINE, the world’s premier online database of biomedical and life sciences literature. In recommending CJDH for inclusion, the reviewers noted that CJDH fills an important niche, publishing “high-quality, highly relevant articles that will be of great interest to the intended audience.”

Protect Your Business Assets

If you are an independent dental hygienist, you are required to disclose your status to BMS, the broker for CDHA’s professional liability insurance, to ensure you have appropriate independent practice insurance coverage. For more information or to purchase coverage, click here. You can also speak to a BMS broker at 1-855-318-6557 or via email at

Tips to Stay in Top Shape

Practising dental hygiene takes a toll on your body. To enjoy long, successful careers and healthy lives outside the profession, check out our resources to help keep your hands and body in top shape. They can be found in the new healthy and respectful workplace area of our website.

2020–2021 CFDHRE Grant Applications and Review

Funding opportunities from the Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) are designed to support researchers in advancing dental hygiene practice and enhancing the oral health and well-being of Canadians. Consult CFDHRE’s website for more application and review details.

  • Grant Applications: must be received by 11:59 pm ET, January 31.
  • Peer Reviewer Recruitment: submit your CV and statement of interest to Juliana Jackson, CFDHRE Program Director, by February 21.

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.