To become a member of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists Association (MDHA), and in turn the component in your area, you need to join the American Dental Hygienists' Association, (ADHA). With membership in ADHA each hygienist is also a member of their state constituent and local component. ADHA dues are $241.00; this includes dues for MDHA and the local component.

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Become a Student Member of ADHA. ADHA is the professional organization that represents the student voice and is open to all students enrolled in entry level and graduate level dental hygiene programs throughout the country. By becoming a Student Member you have taken a significant step in your future and have chosen to enter an important role in the oral health care profession. Whether you have just started school, or are close to graduation, ADHA Student Membership is your critical link to the dental hygiene profession.

2014 Graduates - may become Active members by logging in to their student membership record at, click on the "Convert Now" link and complete the required information - which includes their new dental hygiene license number. Students may also convert by calling ADHA directly at 312-440-8900, press 1 or by emailing their name, ADHA ID, license number and state of licensure to

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Upcoming Public Health Dental Hygiene Continuing Education courses

May 3, 2015- Beverly Hospital Lecture Hall- Click Here to register
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    Continuing Education Requirements for Dental Hygiene Licensure in the Commonwealth Dental hygienists must have proof of a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education. For more information visit the Massachusetts Health and Human Services website.

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