2024 National Conference

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. Submitters will receive notifications in June.

CDHA and the 2024 Abstract Review Committee invite the national dental hygiene and oral health community to submit abstracts for peer review and possible inclusion in the scientific program at CDHA’s national conference, October 17–19, 2024, in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Program Objectives

  • To explore recent advancements in the dental hygiene body of knowledge
  • To identify and discuss promising ideas and emerging issues in dental hygiene research
  • To exchange knowledge and experiences on relevant issues to strengthen dental hygiene research, policy, and practice at a national level
  • To evaluate the intersections between the presented research and dental hygiene and oral health research agendas
  • To offer access to a network of colleagues and partners for initiating or expanding dental hygiene research initiatives

We welcome submissions from individuals at all career stages and from any work environment or role.

Please read these instructions before submitting your abstract(s). Failure to adhere to them may result in the rejection of your abstract.

Important Dates

  • April 14, 2024, 11:59 pm ET: Deadline for submissions
  • Early June 2024: Decision notices to submitters

Getting Started

Review the submission instructions. Failure to adhere to them may result in the rejection of your abstract.

Abstract submissions must be made through our online submission portal. You will be directed to create a login and password and will be able to modify abstract submission(s) and/or create multiple abstract submissions until the submission deadline.

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Research Categories

  • Original research
  • Systematic review
  • Program evaluation (new programs)

Presentation Formats

  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations

Abstract Preparation

  • The submitting author is considered the primary investigator of the study/research.
  • Abstracts (text only) should report on completed studies/research.
  • Content should be informative and clearly presented in complete sentences (avoid bullet points, tables or reference lists).
  • Language: English only.
  • Maximum length: 300 words (the title does not contribute to the word count).
  • To facilitate blind reviews by the Abstract Review Committee, the abstract should not include any information that could be used to identify the authors (e.g., names, affiliations). Author details should be added to specific fields in the submission portal.

Submission Requirements

  • Online submissions only (via our dedicated abstract portal that will guide you through all steps). Submitting authors must register with the submission portal by creating a username and password.
  • Authors may be named on as many abstracts as they wish. However, presenting authors are limited to a maximum of one (1) oral presentation and one (1) poster presentation.
  • Previously presented and/or published abstracts will be considered, provided that a complete citation to the original work is specified.


  • All communications will be directed to the submitting author. This person is responsible for disseminating information to any presenting and/or contributing co-authors.
  • An email confirming receipt of submission will be sent. If this confirmation is not received, please check your junk/spam folders before contacting us.
  • Please make sure your email system is set to allow messages from support@gocadmium.com and abstracts@cdha.ca.

Abstract Review and Acceptance

  • Abstracts will be evaluated on their scientific merit, contribution to the growing body of dental hygiene and oral health evidence, and adherence to these submission instructions.
  • Abstracts that are not selected for oral presentations may be considered for poster presentations.

Presenter Requirements

  • Accepted presenting authors must register for the conference and pay associated conference fees to secure their presentation(s) in the conference program.
  • CDHA assumes no costs for the preparation of presentations or attendance at the conference.
  • Presenters are not required to be the principal investigator of the research but should be a member of the research team.

Publication of Accepted Abstracts

  • CDHA website
  • Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene

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