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Involvement Opportunities

Welcome to ADHA's Involvement Opportunities page where you can volunteer for projects that fit your interests, expertise and schedule.

The process is easy!

First, peruse the list of projects in the "Opportunities" list below. To find out more information about a specific project, click on the title of the project. When you are ready to volunteer, click on the specific project you are interested in and click the words "Sign Up". Simple as that.

Come back often to learn about new opportunities!

Opportunities will be posted throughout the year. Please note in order to sign up for an opportunity, you must be a current member of ADHA (unless otherwise noted).

Opportunities

  • Dental Hygiene Liaison

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    • Start Date: Immediately
    • Description:

      ADHA is looking for a Dental Hygiene Liaison (DHL) in select states. The DHL is recognized as an early childhood oral health leader and advocate in their state. The DHL role is voluntary and primary activities include:
      * serving a communication link between NCECHW and early childhood education programs on topics related to improving the oral health pregnant women and children;
      * collaborating with state organizations and ongoing networks, including the state oral health program, Head Start state collaboration office, and child care agencies; and
      * promoting and sharing evidence-informed oral health information, materials, and resources.

      The National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW), working in partnership with American Dental Hygienists’ Association, is currently seeking Dental Hygienist Liaisons (DHL) in Indiana, Ohio, and Wyoming. The primary goal of the NCECHW DHL Project is to improve the oral health of pregnant women and children by providing a dental hygienist liaison (DHL) in each state to serve as a communication link between the NCECHW, state-level stakeholders, and early childhood education (ECE) programs (i.e.., Head Start, child care, and home visiting programs).

    • Qualifications:

      Experience working in public health, early childhood programs, and/or advocacy is preferred.

    • CODA Dental Hygiene Review Committee

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      • Start Date: October, 2018
      • Application Deadline: May 10, 2018
      • Description:

        The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is pleased to announce an open call for nominations for dental hygiene educators and dental hygiene practitioners on the Dental Hygiene Education Review Committee of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

        Review Committee members are responsible for the review of all policy matters, site visit reports, progress reports, applications for accreditation and special reports on accredited programs. Each Review Committee’s comments and recommendations on policy matters and accreditation status are included in a report, which is submitted to the Commission for final action.

      • Qualifications:

        All Nominees:
        * Ability to commit to one four (4) year term;
        * Willingness to commit ten (10) to twenty (20) days per year to Review Committee activities, including training, comprehensive review of print and electronically delivered materials and travel to Commission headquarters;
        * Ability to evaluate an educational program objectively in terms of such broad areas as curriculum, faculty, facilities, student evaluation and outcomes assessment;
        * Stated willingness to comply with all Commission policies and procedures (e.g. Agreement of Confidentiality; Conflict of Interest Policy; Operational Guidelines; Simultaneous Service; HIPAA Training, Licensure Attestation, and Professional Conduct Policy and Prohibition Against Harassment);
        * Ability to conduct business through electronic means (email, Commission Web Sites); and
        * Active, life or retired member of the American Dental Association, where applicable.

        Educator Nominees:
        * Commitment to dental, advanced dental and/or allied dental education;
        * Active involvement in a dental or dental-related accredited program as a full- or part-time faculty member;
        * Subject matter experts with formal education and credentialed in the applicable discipline; and
        * Prior or current experience as a Commission site visitor.

        Practitioner Nominees:
        * Commitment to dental, advanced dental and/or allied dental education;
        * Prior or current experience as a practitioner; and
        * Formal education and credential in the applicable discipline

      • 2018 Appeal Board CODA Volunteer

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        • Start Date: October 2018
        • Deadline to Volunteer: April 22, 2018
        • Description:

          ADHA is looking to appoint an ADHA member to the Appeal Board of the Commission on Dental Accreditation.The Commission is assuming responsibility for all travel expenses associated with the Commission’s training program. The Commission on Dental Accreditation accredits dental schools and dental education programs as well as schedules and oversees site visits for advanced, predoctoral, postdoctoral and allied dental education programs.

          Appeal Board hearings are scheduled at the request of administrators of programs following denial or withdrawal of accreditation by the Commission. Such hearings are conducted within 60 days of the Summer or Winter meetings of the Commission. Attached is a list of Commission meeting dates through the year 2019. As an appointee, you will be called upon to serve in this capacity only if a request for a hearing with the Appeal Board is received from an educational program.

          The term of appointment becomes effective at the October 2018 ADA Annual Meeting and is a four year term ending in 2022.

        • Qualifications:

          In accordance with the Commission’s policy, Selection Criteria for Appeal Board Members:
          The Appeal Board Member shall not be:
          * current member of the Commission; and/or
          * an individual who has participated in any step of the process leading up to the decision that is being appealed (e.g. member of the visiting committee, member of Review Committee, etc,).

          The Appeal Board Member shall:
          • be willing to participate as a member of the appellate body should it be convened; and
          • be willing to comply with all Commission policies and procedures (e.g., Agreement of Confidentiality; Conflict of Interest Policy; and Professional Conduct Policy and Prohibition Against Harassment).

        • 2018 Annual Conference CODA Testimony Volunteers

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          • Event Date: ADHA Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio - Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am.
          • Deadline to Volunteer: May 23, 2018
          • Description:

            ADHA is looking for volunteers to provide verbal testimony during ADHA's Annual Conference in June 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. The Commission on Dental Accreditation will be accepting comments on Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Programs. ADHA will assist members in preparing their testimony and preparing to testify.

            ADHA supports the proposed revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs. To view the proposed standards please visit: http://www.ada.org/en/coda/current-accreditation-standards/proposed-accreditation-standards

          • Qualifications:

            1. ADHA member
            2. Experience as a dental hygiene educator and/or program director is helpful.

          • 2018 ADHA CODA Written Testimony Volunteers

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            • Deadline to Volunteer: May 1, 2018
            • Description:

              ADHA is looking for volunteers to provide written testimony. The Commission on Dental Accreditation will be accepting comments on Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Programs. ADHA will assist members in preparing their written testimony.

              ADHA supports the proposed revisions to the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs. To view the proposed standards please visit: http://www.ada.org/en/coda/current-accreditation-standards/proposed-accreditation-standards.

            • Qualifications:

              1. ADHA member
              2. Experience as a dental hygiene educator and/or program director is helpful.

            • Technical Review Ad Hoc Group

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              • Start Date: Immediately
              • Description:
                ADHA is looking for volunteers to review content including advertising, photographs and clinical information for accuracy and appropriateness as needed.
              • Qualifications:

                Expertise in one or more areas of clinical dental hygiene practice including but not limited to:
                * Infection control/PPE/OSHA
                * Instruments and equipment
                * Oral pathology
                * Pharmacology
                * Resonance of content with a dental hygiene audience

                Ability to respond quickly

              • CE Review Ad Hoc Group

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                • Start Date: Immediately
                • Description:
                  This group is responsible for ensuring the quality of ADHA education content presented through webinars and at annual conference by reviewing proposals and abstracts.
                • Qualifications:

                  Expertise in one or more areas:
                  * Clinical practice
                  * Public health
                  * Education
                  * Research
                  * Coding
                  * Pharmacology

                  Familiarity with ADHA's Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice

                  Ability to respond quickly to assignments on a rolling basis (webinar content) and multiple abstract reviews between March and May of each year (call for proposals)

                • ADHA Squad

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                  • Start Date: Anytime
                  • Time Commitment: Ongoing
                  • Qualifications:

                    The ADHA Squad is our new ambassador program! The pilot was launched in May with UYP, New Professionals and leadership and opened to all members at Annual Conference. This special group of members helps make sure all dental hygienists know our story by sharing the latest ADHA news and information. After you join the ADHA Squad, we’ll email you 3-4 times per month with news to share with friends and followers across social media with just the click of a button.

                    By becoming a member of the ADHA Squad, you receive the latest news and updates on all things dental hygiene – resources, webinars, speakers, annual conference, continuing education and more! The best part is, the more you share and participate, the more points you earn increasing your chances to win cash, ADHA swag and other prizes! If you’re a State/Chapter Social Media Manager please contact cynthia@adha.net and have your Squad points count towards earning a dinner night out with your leadership team and ADHA Communications Team at next year’s Annual Conference. Sound like the perfect fit for you?

                  • Coding Ad Hoc Group

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                    • Start Date: January 1, 2018
                    • Time Commitment: Ongoing
                    • Qualifications:

                      Dental hygienists with a broad range of experience and expertise, Continuing education speakers with expertise in dental coding, Practicing dental hygienists with a special interest in dental codes; Practice-Management dental hygienists, Dental hygiene clinician who is interested in coding