State and federal legislation and policy affect your career by determining how and where you can practice dental hygiene. The ADHA supports you and your interests at the local, state and federal levels by making sure that legislators and decision makers are aware of your positions on practice issues ranging from direct access to scope of practice and reimbursement.

We work with policy makers and stakeholders to promote policies that encourage increased availability of oral health care. In addition, we assist our state dental hygienists’ associations in their advocacy efforts to allow dental hygienists to practice to the full extent of their dental hygiene education and licensure.

Working on your behalf to:

  • Promote the advancement of the dental hygiene profession
  • Promote the oral health of the public
  • Promote access to oral health

As a follow up to ADHA’s recent visit to the U.S. Department of Labor, we are pleased to announce that the Wage and Labor Planning Specialist William L. (Roy) Richardson, Jr., will join ADHA at the Advocacy Update session on Saturday during ADHA’s Annual Conference. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for administering and enforcing worker protection laws. Register today for ADHA’s Annual Conference to attend this important session along with many others that focus on YOU and YOUR CAREER.

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Contact the Governmental Affairs Division with any questions or information requests at 312-440-8900.