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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.

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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

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CDHA Wins Award from the International Federation of Dental Hygienists

TCDHA is thrilled to have been awarded first place in the large association category of the 2022 International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) Impact Awards for our government outreach and advocacy efforts to improve access to oral health care for Canadians. Sponsored by Colgate, the Impact Awards recognize the most impactful association programs that have promoted or improved the oral health of a country’s citizens. Receiving this award at our recent Summit in Winnipeg was even more meaningful because it was presented by long-time CDHA member and 2008‒2009 past president Wanda Fedora, who is currently serving as IFDH president.

2023 Summit Success

2023 Summit Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our first-ever hybrid summit on Treaty 1 territory, traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. More than 170 participants from across Canada joined us in Winnipeg for 1.5 days of in-person professional development focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the health care system. More than 950 members also registered for the virtual annual general meeting and education session! This event could not have taken place without the generous support of our sponsors: Canadian Pharmacists Association, makers of the CPS; Crest+Oral-B; DentaLook; Dentsply Sirona; Haleon; HuFriedyGroup; Listerine; Oral Science; Philips; SDI; Securian Canada; Sunstar; VOCO; and Waterpik. Save the date for CDHA’s next national conference, taking place in Niagara Falls from October 17 to 19, 2024!

Student Leadership Deadline

Deadline Approaching: Student Leadership Program

If you know a dental hygiene student who has the makings of a great leader, encourage them to take a closer look at CDHA’s student leadership program and apply! Each selected candidate receives a bursary courtesy of Colgate. The application deadline for most schools is November 30. Hear what one student leader has to say about the program in this short video.

Winter Vacation Giveaway

Plan Your Winter Escape!

Book your winter getaway through CDHA’s Worldwide Hotel Discount program to enjoy unbeatable rates on more than 100,000 hotels with savings as high as 50%. Reserve before March 31, 2024, for a chance to win back your hotel booking purchase with our Winter Vacation Giveaway contest! It’s always the right time to get away and unwind.

News Releases

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President
November 9, 2023 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Francine Trudeau, at its annual general meeting on Saturday, October 21.

The Canadian Dental Care Plan must prioritize prevention and accessibility
October 23, 2023 - The Hill Times published an article by CDHA president Anne Caissie discussing the readiness of dental hygienists to facilitate greater and more equitable access to oral health care for vulnerable populations and marginalized communities across the co

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