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Welcome to the Independent Practice Network (IPN)

Support for independent business practitioners is a high priority for CDHA. With your needs in mind, we’ve successfully secured agreements to nearly all insurance carriers to accept standard paper claims, and over 40 different carriers accept claims submitted electronically through CDHAnet.

CDHA continues to work diligently to procure government contracts allowing independent practitioners to provide services and improve access to care in remote, underserviced areas, for First Nations people through the NIHB Program, for seniors, and other vulnerable Canadian populations.

Members must ensure they are able to practice independently in accordance with their regulatory body and have full active CDHA membership.

Your Independent Practice Network (IPN) inquiries can be directed to CDHA’s Professional Practice Advisor, Clayton De Corte, RDH.

Exclusive IPN Membership Benefits

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Submit Claims Electronically

Eligibility for a nine-digit Unique Identification Number (UIN). Access to CDHA-ACHDnet : obtain a four-digit office number enabling you to submit claims electronically

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Keeping Canada’s Aging Population Healthy:
Resources for Dental Hygienists

IPN members have access to an inventory of high-quality Canadian resources on senior care, assembled in consultation with CDHA’s Independent Dental Hygiene Practice Advisory Committee (IDHPAC).

Business Fundamentals Course

Business Fundamentals

An introductory course to provide guidance on opening your own independent dental hygiene business. With modules covering business models, feasibility, marketing, operations, and finances, IPN members pay only $49.

Business Growth Course

Business Growth

The second course in CDHA’s Business Fundamentals series features 4 video modules and supporting resources to provide guidance on the next steps in expanding and diversifying your independent dental hygiene business. IPN members pay only $19.

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Dental Hygiene Canada

Advertise your business on CDHA’s “Find An Independent Dental Hygienist” online practice registry.

Independent Practice Online Community

Independent Practice Online Community Access

Membership in the Independent Practice Online Community of independent dental hygienists creating, collaborating, and connecting from across Canada.

Spotlight on Dental Hygiene Practice

Spotlight on Independent Dental Hygiene Practice

Access to the Spotlight on Independent Dental Hygiene Practice resource in support of independent dental hygienists as essential health care professionals.

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Exclusive access to Connections Café – Professional Development

Presentations on topics chosen to inform, inspire, encourage, educate, and entertain independent dental hygienists and business-minded entrepreneurs

Included with your IPN membership

CDHA encourages you to join the IPN to further promote the progress and strengthen the position of independent practitioners across Canada! To ensure your access to all of these valuable benefits and to avoid interruption of services after November 1, 2023, remember to include the Independent Practice Network (IPN) membership add-on option when renewing your CDHA membership.

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