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News Releases - 2018

Canada's Dental Hygienists Celebrate World Oral Health Day

March 12, 2018

On March 20, Canadian dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day (

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, teeth, and gums benefits our overall physical and mental well-being.

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2018 CDHA Award Winners

October 31, 2018

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize a number of individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation.

Dental Hygienists Promote Healthy Eating for Healthy Teeth

March 19, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month in Canada and a perfect time to examine our eating habits and their effects on our oral and overall health.

CDHA Board Elections

October 31, 2018

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Tracy Bowser, at its recent Leadership Summit held in Charlottetown, PEI.

Dental Hygienists Promote Early Detection of Oral Cancer

January 26, 2018

World Cancer Day (February 4) is a perfect time for dental hygienists across Canada to remind the public of the importance of regular oral cancer screenings, not only during dental appointments, but also now at home.

Dental Hygienists Celebrate Longstanding Partnerships with Dental Industry

July 25, 2018

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes in working with dental industry leaders to advance both the dental hygiene profession and the oral health of Canadians.

Do You Know a Dental Hygiene Superhero?

January 3, 2018

Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) and support our new competition to recognize dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada.

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.

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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