Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked

From an impressive field of 856 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its second annual dental hygiene superhero competition.

This remarkable field of nominees was narrowed to 20 finalists and evaluated by a panel of judges who selected Dianna Major of Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia, as Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero. Two honourable mentions were also selected: Bev Woods of Codrington, Ontario, and Shivvon Hayles of Toronto, Ontario.

Championed by oral health defender CDHA and sponsored by Sensodyne®, this competition recognized dental hygiene health care superheroes, the important work they accomplish, and the roles they play as primary health care providers in communities across Canada.

What an honor for these dental hygienists to be recognized by their peers, clients, and communities in which they serve.” says Tracy Bowser, CDHA president.  “It is so empowering to see the profession of dental hygiene be recognized in this way and seeing our members making a real difference in the overall health and well-being of Canadians.” Dental hygienists were nominated primarily by clients, but also by colleagues and employers, and were evaluated on their client focus, social responsibility, leadership, integrity, respect, and transparency.

Congratulations to all nominees. Visit to read more about these inspiring heroes and their inspiring stories.

About the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 29,549 registered dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 19,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students. Dental hygiene is the sixth largest registered health profession in Canada with professionals working in a variety of settings, including independent dental hygiene practice, with people of all ages, addressing issues related to oral health. For more information on oral health, visit:

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