Student Membership

Membership year

The CDHA membership year is from November 1 to October 31.

Join CDHA today

CDHA offers FREE Student membership to all students in accredited dental hygiene programs across Canada. Join now and get access to exclusive bursaries, networking and leadership opportunities, online resources, discounts, and so much more!

Renew your membership

Returning students must renew existing free membership for the upcoming year by October 31. If you don’t renew by that date, your access to services will be discontinued.

Graduated student membership - the next step

After graduating and successfully passing the board exam, your FREE CDHA Student membership will be converted to a Graduated Student membership. CDHA’s FREE Graduated Student membership category includes professional liability insurance coverage of up to $5 million aggregate until December 31st of that year.

Please have your NDHCB Candidate ID number handy and take a moment now to upgrade to Graduated Student membership.

NOTE: If you are registering in British Columbia, please upgrade via the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia (CDHBC). The professional liability insurance will be valid until February 28th of next year. Or if you are registering with ODHQ and wish to upgrade to Graduated Student membership, please send an email to and include the following information:

  • CDHA member #, if known
  • First/last name
  • Telephone #