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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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Position Paper: Aerosol-Generating Procedures and Associated Control/Mitigation Measures

CDHA’s latest position paper, developed in collaboration with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, summarizes the evidence on effective devices, methods, and protocols for mitigating the risk of infection transmission during aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) in oral health clinical environments. Key considerations are presented at the end of the position paper. Read or download the paper in either English or French from our website.

College complaints

College Complaints: They Happen

Dental hygienists are expected to comply with all professional obligations, including standards of practice and codes of ethics. However, complaints about even the most prudent and diligent practitioners can happen. In the complex landscape of regulatory compliance, understanding the intricacies of the complaints process is paramount. From the initial filing to the ultimate resolution, unravel the layers of this process by reviewing this article in English or French. Visit our website for more helpful resources and videos.


Time to Vote for Purple Photos!

Voting is now open for the 2024 Put Your Purple On! #dhpurplepride photo contest, powered by PHILIPS Sonicare and PHILIPS ZOOM! National Dental Hygienists Week™ once again featured many fun-filled events and activities, and we received an amazing 800+ photo entries depicting celebrations across Canada. View the finalists and vote* for your favourite by May 29.

*Voting is restricted to CDHA members.

Call for contributions

Call for Contributions: Oh Canada!

Oh Canada! magazine is seeking one more submission for its summer FOCUS section on interprofessional collaboration/medical–dental integration. The deadline for submissions is June 1. If you are interested in writing a piece for the magazine, please review our author guidelines and contact Angie D'Aoust as soon as possible

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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