Your membership provides the ODHA with the resources to continue these projects and to develop others that will help you in your profession. By joining your professional association, you are supporting and strengthening a growing and vital organization.
This means the ODHA is stronger in its representation and can ensure that decision makers at all levels of government, and allied health organizations, know and understand the issues affecting the profession of dental hygiene.
It’s All About You. ODHA Works for You. Represents You. Promotes You.
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Your membership includes the best malpractice insurance in the province – $5 million aggregate coverage; $3 million per claim. Also includes $75,000/year for disciplinary legal fees; $150,000/year for criminal defense and $750/day for loss of earnings.
Also receive group rate savings on home, auto, extended health, life, disability, commercial liability and critical illness insurance.
Advent Mortgage Services
Exclusive discount on your mortgage rate, can save you interest on a typical mortgage.
Order by email only for corporate discounts of up to 35% on appliances, furniture and electronics, as well as savings on delivery.
Dental Hygiene business owners can receive discounts of up to 20% on office supplies, gloves, masks, furniture and printing.
Agio has medical compression hosiery and sport compression socks that provide benefit to the different areas of the foot and leg. Compression therapy can be very beneficial for people who spend significant amounts of time in inactive sitting or standing positions.
Improve your posture with an evidence-based shirt while working. Helps with posture, shoulders, back pain, pain management, injury prevention, scapular stabilization and functional rehabilitation.
With special corporate rates, purchase e-tickets directly from their website and receive savings on admissions, meals, parking and other special features.
Special corporate discounts up to 25% available from Avis and Budget.
Discounts on your smart phone savings on everyday purchases from hundreds of businesses including national chain retailers, service and travel providers.
Exclusive hotel rates for ODHA members including waterpark packages. Hotel is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Enjoy a GoodLife Fitness member discount program offering you and your family preferred pricing on your fitness membership.
Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada
Special membership pricing for ODHA members. Login to odha.on.ca for more information.
The Shell Fleet Navigator™ Card gives you savings on fuel, car washes and more! Use it at over 1,300 Shell stations, as well as any other service station or maintenance location where MasterCard® is accepted.
Free confidential legal unlimited telephone advice.
Receive a 15% corporate discount with Mark’s/Imagewear available on scrubs, safety wear, footwear and accessories.
A preferred merchant program for VISA, MasterCard, Interac direct payment transactions for small business owners.
Purchase discounted tickets, redeemable at Famous Players, Cineplex Odeon, and Galaxy Cinemas.
ODHA provides visible recognition of the contributions made by members each year through its awards and recognition program. It is a means of bestowing honour on individual members by their peers and professional Association.
There are five individual awards that you may choose from to nominate a deserving person.
Award of Honour
The Award of Honour is the most prestigious honour that the Association bestows. It is conferred upon an ODHA member who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of dental hygiene and to the development of the Association and its aims.
Distinguished Service Award
A Distinguished Service Award may be presented to an ODHA member who has rendered distinguished service either to the profession of dental hygiene or to the Association or to both.
Elizabeth Craig Award of Distinction
This award may be presented to either an ODHA member or a community member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the promotion of dental hygiene either within the allied health professions or the community. The recipient must exemplify the unique and excellent standards set by the former Executive Director, Elizabeth Craig.
Community Service Award
A Community Service Award may be presented to an ODHA member who has demonstrated participation and commitment through volunteer activities for the betterment of their community or to an organization within their community.
Life Membership Award
In order to receive life membership in the ODHA, a dental hygienist must have made an outstanding contribution to the profession of dental hygiene and to the Association and have demonstrated exceptional leadership as a professional. The nominee must have been an ODHA member in good standing for thirty (30) years, and have served as an official of the ODHA for a minimum of fifteen (15) years.
Student Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene Advocacy
A maximum of two (2) cash awards, valued at $500 each, will be given annually to recognize outstanding advocacy efforts locally or provincially. Examples of advocacy initiatives outside of curriculum requirements include lobbying MPPs, participating in oral health outreach, Gift from the Heart or Sharing Smiles. Candidates must be student members enrolled in the final year of an accredited dental hygiene program in Ontario. Each educational institution is allowed one nomination. Nominations must be submitted to the faculty in time for a collective decision to be made on the appropriate candidate to support.
Produced four times a year, the ODHA Report summarizes activities from the Board of Directors’ meetings.
In an effort to keep members informed and up to date, the ODHA periodically prepares and sends e-bulletins regarding association, professional and workplace issues.
One Tooth Activewear offers a 10% corporate discount on all regular priced merchandise at existing stores.
Magnify your vision with a special member discount from Orascoptic. Orascoptic has developed a complete line of dental hygiene loupes, surgical headlights, safety eyewear and ergonomic seating.
Substantial savings on concerts, sporting events, special attractions and hotel packages with Perkopolis.
The ODHA has produced and distributed these cards to cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons and physicians at hospitals in Ontario. The cards will alert dental hygienists to a client’s risk factors so that antibiotic treatment may be administered immediately prior to any dental work.
The ODHA provides a comprehensive range of professional development programs throughout the year. Members pay lower registration fees for ODHA professional development seminars and annual conferences.
Quarterly webcasts providing association updates in an accessible format that can be watched at your convenience. Videos are available to members only. Stay informed with ProvinciaLINK – Your association connection!
This digital publication is produced four times per year (January, April, July and September) and contains articles that engage and inform readers about events, trends and issues in the workplace and the profession.
Dental Hygiene Newswire
Dental Hygiene Newswire is the place to access research applicable to the profession. Topics include oral health, mental health, nutrition, plus more.
Access webinars on quality assurance including topics like practice profile: infection control, ADPIE, medical emergencies, and more. ODHA members receive 25% savings on the yearly subscription
Obtain access to experienced real estate agents and a cashback payment when purchasing or selling a home.
Discounts on all brand-name scrubs, lab coats, accessories, diagnostic tools and medical supplies.
Receive a 10% SoftMoc corporate discount off all regular and sale priced merchandise (some exceptions apply). Your corporate discount may be redeemed at any locations across Canada or the online store. You are also welcome to additional savings and benefits through membership in SoftMoc’s Frequent Buyer Progam.