Dental Hygienists Association of Alberta

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Tel: (403) 389-9925
Address: 47 Edgewood Place NW, Calgary, AB, T3A 2T8


The DHAA serves its members by advocating to have oral healthcare recognized as integral to Alberta’s healthcare delivery system and by supporting the advancement and recognition of dental hygienists as primary healthcare professionals. The DHAA uses its leadership role to collaborate with other health professional associations, health regulators, educators, government, and industry partners to create awareness of the importance of oral health in overall health and the vital role of dental hygienists in achieving optimal oral health for all Albertans. The DHAA empowers and supports Alberta dental hygienists to be their best selves in providing safe, effective, and relevant oral healthcare services to Albertans regardless of their individual practice settings.



Program Description

The Dental Hygienists Association of Alberta (DHAA) is a non-profit professional association that provides, or intends to provide, the following services:
* Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) acceptable for CRDHA registration requirements
* Negotiation of dental hygiene fees with the Alberta Government and other government
or publicly funded oral healthcare providers, as applicable
* Establishment of a fee guide for dental hygiene services
* Relevant continuing education to fulfill the needs, requirements, and desires of its
* Promotion of the dental hygiene profession and the importance of dental hygiene care
in the achievement of optimal oral and overall health for Albertans
* Recognition and promotion of excellence and pride in the profession by offering
scholarships, grants, and/or awards
* Promotion and/or facilitation of advanced learning and growth of the profession itself
* Online employment advertising service for employers and members
* Support services, such as employment advice and business support, as identified as
important by the members themselves  Development of a mentorship program
* Advocating for the interests of the dental hygiene profession to government and
regulatory bodies, policy makers, and other professional associations

Areas of Focus

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