Founded in 1923, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of the more than 185,000 registered dental hygienists (RDHs) across the country.
We believe dental hygienists should be valued and integrated into the broader health care delivery system in order to improve the public’s oral and overall health.
Leading the way as a unified force, the ADHA works to support dental hygienists throughout their career lifecycle and advance the dental hygiene profession by developing new career paths, expanding opportunities for care, and providing the latest training and information.
A community of your peers.
At every stage of your career, ADHA helps you be your best for the people who count on you most – your patients. We support your goals by helping to ensure access to quality oral health care; promoting dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research; and representing your legislative interests at the local, state and federal levels. Our members have access to the latest news and research through our industry publications, Access Magazine and the Journal of Dental Hygiene, hundreds of continuing education courses, and dozens of scholarships, grants and events.
We invite you to join our vibrant community of dental hygienists – partnering to share the knowledge, insights, research and opportunities you need to advance your career!
Please contact the Member Services Division with any questions or information requests at 312-440-8900.