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Here's what's making headlines in dental hygiene.

News Releases

Oral Health for Total Health an Essential Message this April

March 31, 2021

April is oral health month in Canada and, while we all continue to do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus and keep our communities healthy, we cannot forget that maintaining good health includes protecting our oral health.

World Oral Health Day

March 17, 2021

On March 20, Canada’s dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day (www.worldoralhealthday.org). With the theme, “Be Proud of Your Mouth,” this public awareness campaign reminds people of all ages that good oral health can help us live a longer, healthier life.

Getting Back to Dental Hygiene During the Pandemic

March 5, 2021

According to a national poll conducted by Abacus Data for the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), many Canadians have delayed professional dental hygiene care since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Canadian Journal Fills Dental Hygiene Research Gap

February 5, 2021

The Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene (CJDH), the peer-reviewed research journal of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), is expanding the global body of oral health knowledge in two important ways.

Do You Know a Dental Hygiene Superhero?

February 1, 2021

Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) to help us recognize, for the fourth year in a row, dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada.

Dental Hygienists Urge Canadians to Say No to Tobacco

January 15, 2021

Canada’s dental hygienists will mark National Non-Smoking Week (January 17–23) by urging all Canadians to stop tobacco use for better oral and overall health.

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

October 5, 2020

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Tiffany Ludwicki, at its virtual annual general meeting on Saturday, October 3.

Response to WHO recommendations

August 14, 2020

On August 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) advised that “routine non-essential oral health care—which usually includes oral health check-ups, dental cleanings and preventive care—be delayed until there has been sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates from community transmission to cluster cases or according to official recommendations at national, sub-national or local level.”1

Canada’s 2020 Dental Hygiene Superheroes Unmasked

August 6, 2020

From an impressive field of 755 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its third annual Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition.

COVID-19 Caution Continues but Dental Hygiene Care is Back!

August 6, 2020

Now that dental offices across Canada have begun reopening, dental hygienists encourage you to resume your preventive dental hygiene care.

Dental Hygienists and Dental Industry: A Partnership for Progress

June 10, 2020

As we navigate these challenging times, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is deeply appreciative of the amazing dedication and commitment of our new and long-time dental industry partners.

Health Benefits Trend - COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Today’s national employment numbers indicate that 2 million more Canadians are unemployed and seeking work as of April. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is calling on employers to maintain workplace-sponsored health and dental benefits so that Canadians can continue receiving the services and treatments they need for good oral and overall health.

Protect Your Overall Health by Maintaining Good Oral Health

April 2, 2020

April is oral health month in Canada and, while we are all busy doing our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus and keep everyone in our communities healthy, we cannot forget that maintaining good health includes protecting our oral health.

Do You Know a Dental Hygiene Superhero?

February 1, 2020

Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) to help us recognize, for the third year in a row, dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada.

In the News

In an average year the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and its members generate hundreds of media articles and news segments promoting oral health and the profession of dental hygiene. This ranges from national news coverage on Global and CTV television to local coverage in community newspapers like the Smiths Falls Record, Medicine Hat News and in other communities large and small across Canada.

Check out just a few examples of the highlights of this year’s coverage.

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