The national voice of Canadian hospital-affiliated dentists, united to enhance safe practice, clinical teaching, collaborative research, accountable administration and responsible dental leadership in Canadian hospitals.
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Launched in 2015, CAHD was created to support hospital-based Canadian dentists and to be a resource for the profession and the public on matters related to hospital dentistry. Embracing a collaborative and inclusive approach and in partnership with dental and medical colleagues and organizations, CAHD will advance safe, accessible, ethical and evidence-based oral health care in our complex health system. At the inaugural meeting of CAHD, members made a commitment to develop and lead a Canadian national strategy for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Dentistry.
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A Position Statement by the Canadian Association of Hospital Dentists.read more
Canadian Oral Heath Roundtable (COHR) Summary Report and Resourcesread more
The Canadian Association of Hospital Dentists (CAHD) has joined our clinician colleagues from coast to coast in the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The list of recommendations ‘8 Things Dentists and Patients Should Question’, released April 18, is the first list by a...read more
Dispelling myths about dental antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with total joint replacements. Read the full article. Reprinted with permission of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dentist, 2018.read more
Putting the Pieces Together. A National Action plan on Antimicrobial Stewardship.read more
Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Residency Positions Beginning in 2018 https://www.natmatch.com/dentres/read more
AGM Highlights 2017 AGM Highlights 2016read more
Consensus Statement on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Patients with Total Joint Replacement: Routine antibiotic prophylaxis not indicated
Three Canadian professional organizations have collaborated to create a Consensus Statement on antibiotic prophylaxis for patients who have had total joint replacements. Hip and knee replacements are some of the most common surgical procedures in Canada, with...read more
Why was CAHD created? Dentists working in hospitals function in complex, dynamic, data driven and changing environments. The demands on our health care systems are enormously challenging and, in hospitals, departments of dentistry do not have the profile that is...read more
CAHD is the national voice of Canadian hospital affiliated dentists. Our articulated vision is “Shaping the future of hospital dentistry”. Our mission is to promote the highest standards of evidence-based oral health care, advance dental education in academic health...read more