CAHD-ACDH The national voice of Canadian hospital-affiliated dentists

Welcome to CAHD


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.

Caring for medically complex and special needs patients

CAHD: Promoting evidence-based oral health care

“… the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients” -David Sackett

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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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    AGM Vancouver 2020


    Our next AGM will be in Vancouver, more info to follow.

News and publications

Canadian dentists take a bite out of unnecessary care

Canadian dentists take a bite out of unnecessary care

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...

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Science Over Dogma

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.

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Ontario Dentist Interview with CAHD

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...

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Q&A with Dr. Susan Sutherland on CDA Oasis

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...

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