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Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,246 dental hygienists working in Canada and we directly represent 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students.

Strength in Members

CDHA takes great pride in offering premium member benefits that allow you to be CDHA strong including free webinars all year long—saving you hundreds of dollars. Not a member? Join or renew today!

New Advocacy Toolkit for Members

Successful advocacy depends on local efforts by members to deliver a strong message to their elected representatives on issues affecting their community. To prepare dental hygienists for this advocacy work, CDHA has developed a new advocacy toolkit.

Put Your Purple On! Photo Contest

Our annual Put Your Purple On #DHpurplepride photo contest, powered by Philips Sonicare and Philips Zoom! was a great success again this year receiving yet another record breaking 674 entries. View the winners

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Together We Are Stronger

Our membership renewal period opens July 24; we’ll kick off the campaign with a brand new benefit announcement. Plus, if you renew before November 1, you’ll receive automatic entry in our prize-a-day giveaway draw for a PHILIPS Sonicare power toothbrush

Orofacial Function Matters Webinar: On Demand

Register for our FREE webinar on orofacial myofunctional therapy to secure access for a one-year period. This type of therapy is being incorporated into some dental hygiene practices and can facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to client care.

Now Accepting NEVI Scholarship Applications

As part of our ongoing efforts to support registered dental hygienists in their higher learning, the Hu-Friedy NEVI 2.0 CDHA Scholarship Program is back! Applications will be accepted until October 31, and there is $5,000 in scholarships available. Find out more about the program today and consider submitting your application.

Oh Canada! In FOCUS

We’d like your thoughts on topics that we should explore in our magazine’s 2019 FOCUS sections. Whitening, infection control, interim stabilization therapy? Please take a few moments to complete our survey to help us identify and best serve your needs. The survey closes on July 31.

News Releases

Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked
June 22, 2018 - From an impressive field of 818 deserving nominees, representing every province and territory in Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its inaugural dental hygiene superhero competition.

Dental Hygienists: Your Oral Health Care Superheroes in April & Always!
March 27, 2018 - National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place April 7‒13 as part of oral health month in Canada. During the week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us that taking care of our mouth ...

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.