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Through ADHA membership, you will help secure a future for dental hygiene. ADHA is working
to protect the value of your educational credentials and to preserve the integrity of your
license. Only by uniting in one voice can ADHA continue to represent dental hygienists
- Legislative Updates
ADHA monitors all states
and federal legislative and regulatory trends as they relate to dental hygiene; and
maintains state files on dental hygiene practice acts as well as rules and regulations
from the state boards.
- Access to Information
Members receive the most up-to-date information relative to the profession in the
Journal of Dental Hygiene, ADHA’s official on-line, peer-reviewed scientific
journal publication that contains information on clinical practice, research, education
and public health. In addition, members receive ADHA’s magazine, Access, and MDHA’s
quarterly newsletter, The Bulletin.
As part of your ADHA dues, you automatically become a member of your
state constituent and local component organization. These groups sponsor meetings and
activities for your personal and professional benefit. By attending local, state and
national membership functions you have the opportunity to form new friendships and
develop professional contacts.
- Leadership Opportunities
Becoming an active ADHA member gives you the opportunity to acquire and develop
new skills and interests, and assist in moving the profession of dental hygiene through
the 21st century.
your community’s oral health standards with the backing of this professional association
builds an identity for you as a professioinal and offers you resources such as
collaborating organizations, evidence-based science and legislative support.
- What does ADHA do for me?
In addition to all the benefits listed above,
ADHA works to expand the dental hygiene scope of practice, and increase the number of
dental hygiene career options in addition to working in a private dental office. For
- In 46 states, dental hygienists may provide services under general supervision in some
- In 14 states, dental hygienists may provide services in certain
settings under various forms of unsupervised practice and less restrictive
- In 31 states, dental hygienists can administer local anesthesia.
To become a member you may complete the
membership application online. The cost to become a
member is $241.00. Payment must include the membership application.