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CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 30,000 dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 21,000 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease... Learn more

COVID-19 Information for Dental Hygienists

CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection. Check back for additional information as the situation evolves. Learn more

New Online Course

Thinking of starting your own dental hygiene business? Check out our new online course featuring 5 modules: business model, feasibility, marketing, operations, and finances. Learn more

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Just Released: A National Oral Health Care Plan for Canadian Seniors

While many population groups in Canada face barriers to professional oral care, seniors are especially vulnerable to the health consequences of such limited access. For that reason, CDHA’s board of directors commissioned a policy paper, released yesterday, that analyses the realities of seniors’ oral care in Canada and urges the federal government to commit $2 billion over five years to provincial and territorial governments to deliver a national oral health care program capable of supporting seniors’ oral and overall health. We invite all members to read the full paper and its detailed recommendations for a new pan-Canadian approach to dental coverage for low-income seniors. We know that seniors deserve better oral care. Together, we can make it happen.

Learn & Save DHQ Summer Special

Until August 31, take advantage of Dental Hygiene Quarterly’s (DHQ) summer special, which gives CDHA members the opportunity to secure three years of learning for one low price of $333 and save over 25%. You can purchase past or future issues, including the new summer issue featuring presentations on periodontitis, dysbiosis, and inflammation, and on diagnosis and treatment of erosive tooth wear. Subscribe today!

Incoming Board Directors

CDHA recently issued a call to fill five positions on our board of directors. Elections were held for positions in Ontario and British Columbia; candidates were acclaimed in Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and the North. The successful incoming board directors are:

  • Bev Woods (Ontario)
  • Donna Lee (British Columbia)
  • Cindy Holden (Newfoundland & Labrador)
  • Heather Cassidy (Prince Edward Island)
  • Tracy Bowser (the North)

These new directors will be installed at CDHA’s virtual annual general meeting on October 22.

Thank You for Showing Us Your NDHW™

There is a core group of CDHA members who are the very foundation of National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) every year. This year we are delighted to recognize and reward some new individuals for their enthusiastic and creative support of #NDHW22: Melissa Sedore, Vanessa Lefebvre, Nicole Kielly, Valerie Gagnon Herring, Diana D’Amico, and Marisa Mannarino. Your outstanding efforts were truly inspiring!

News Releases

CDHA Partners' Circle
June 24, 2022 - The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) has always recognized the importance of dental industry partnerships and what they mean to the advancement of the dental hygiene profession and the promotion of oral health in communities across the n

CDHA Meets with Federal Health Minister
June 17, 2022 - In a virtual roundtable with select professional association leaders convened by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) underscored the importance of including preventive oral care ser

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists
March 24, 2022 - CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.

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.