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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Academic and Faculty Opportunities

Chief, Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Sciences

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in Toronto, Canada, a fully affiliated academic Health Sciences facility of the University of Toronto, is inviting applications for its new Chief, Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Sciences.

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    AGM Vancouver 2020


    Our next AGM will be in Vancouver June 5-6, 2020.

    Join us for the opportunity to:

    • Engage and network with colleagues in
      an exchange of ideas on critical issues
      in hospital dentistry, healthcare and
      post-graduate education
    • Help to shape the work of CAHD for
      the coming year

    Registration opens April 1. Early bird rates until May 15.

    Members: $250
    Non-members: $350
    Students/residents: $150
    Don’t wait! Rates go up after May 15

    For more information download the AGM 2020 Flyer.

News and publications


Science Over Dogma

Dispelling myths about dental antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with total joint replacements. Read the full...

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