Membership

Better Together.

By joining ADHA, you become part of an organization committed to defining what it means to be a champion for oral health. Backed by the collective power of thousands of dental hygienists across the country, you’ll be supported and empowered to do your best work.

By creating a community for all dental hygienists, ADHA helps you invest in your future. Becoming an ADHA member means you can take advantage of the up-to-date information we share about emerging technologies, insights we publish on professional and educational opportunities, timely alerts on legislative developments, and a calendar of events you can use to network with your peers.

Become a champion of oral health as you take the next step forward in connecting with your community and your career.

  • Professional Benefits

      • Whether you’re a student, teacher, well-established dental hygienist or just embarking on your career, a legislator or political advocate, the benefits of membership are numerous and varied. The key to getting the most value from your ADHA membership is to use it. Your membership enables ADHA to bring you the resources and shared knowledge to expand your professional potential and further your success.

        Online Career Center
        Having access to the right tools and support can make all the difference. The ADHA Career Center provides connections to career opportunities across the country. Find sample resumes and contract templates in our Employment Reference Guide and post your resume online. Plus, find continuously updated information about state licensing authorities , accredited programs and networking contacts to help you navigate everything from local regulation to advanced educational opportunities.

        Professional and Personal Savings
        Thanks to our ADHA sponsors, members receive discounts on professional and personal services nationwide.. The consolidated buying power of dental hygienists nationwide allows us to give you access to special programs that give you more for your money.

        Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice
        Based on current and relevant scientific evidence, the Standards promote the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, practices and behaviors that support and enhance oral health with the ultimate goal of improving overall health. All to help you address practice issues and ethics questions in your day-to-day work.

        Annual Conference
        ADHA’s Annual Conference offers a wide variety of hands-on, evidence-based continuing education programming. With three days of courses in more than ten tracks ADHA’s Annual Conference offers support and inspiration to help you develop as an individual and a leader.

        Publications
        Access magazine and The Journal of Dental Hygiene, are produced by ADHA to help you stay on top of changes reshaping the field and support you in making evidence-based treatment decisions.

        HYPAC
        Through financial contributions and grassroots involvement, you and your fellow ADHA members can support congressional candidates with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Political Action Committee (HYPAC). Get involved with the only federal political action committee that represents the interests of dental hygienists.

        ADHA Institute for Oral Health (IOH)
        Expand your leadership potential with a foundation created to provide educational scholarships, fellowships, research grants and community service grants to dental hygienists throughout the United States.

    • Student Benefits

      • As a student member, you receive all the benefits of full membership, plus additional opportunities for personal and professional development. Later, when you make the transition from student to professional, you can count on the continued support of ADHA and your fellow members every step of the way.

        Annual Conference
        ADHA’s Annual Conference provides hands-on, evidence-based continuing education programs. From helping you prepare for the professional licensing exams to providing guidance for advanced bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, the Annual Conference is centered on your success.

        Community Involvement
        Get involved in a dynamic discussion of ideas and issues facing your profession. Access magazine’s student-focused column "Strive" publishes student research papers and articles of interest. Plus, ADHA’s Facebook page and dedicated YouTube channel let you stay connected as you expand your local and nationwide network of fellow students and dental hygienists.

        National Board Exam Preparation
        ADHA now offers online study courses and discounts on student guides for the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam. Log on and learn by joining our interactive online community for live exam review courses.

        Networking Opportunities
        Connect with dental hygiene professionals and other students from across the nation at our Annual Conference. Serving as ADHA’s annual business meeting, this event provides opportunities to participate in dynamic group discussions and network with fellow ADHA members on a national level.

        Online Career Center
        As you start your professional career, having access to the right tools and support can make all the difference. The ADHA Career Center provides access to career opportunities across the country. Find sample resumes and contract templates in our Employment Reference Guide and post your resume online. Plus, find updated information about state licensing authorities, accredited programs and networking contacts to help you navigate everything from local regulation to advanced educational opportunities.

        Professional and Personal Savings
        Saving money and spending smart are essential as you finish your education and begin your career. Thanks to our ADHA sponsors, students receive significant discounts on professional gear like scrubs, loupes, books and national board exam study guides. The consolidated buying power of dental hygienists nationwide allows us to provide additional savings on professional and personal services and purchases as you move forward in your career.

        Scholarships and Grants
        The ADHA Institute for Oral Health was created to provide educational scholarships, fellowships, research grants and community service grants to dental hygienists throughout the country. As an ADHA member, you can obtain funding for your academic and professional career and expand your leadership potential by applying for a scholarship or grant that meets your specific goals.

        Publications
        Keep your knowledge up-to-date with two publications focused on the latest research, professional standards and issues facing the dental hygiene community. Access magazine’s quick-read format covers key topics and features a dedicated section for student research papers and articles. The Journal of Dental Hygiene, is the premier, peer-reviewed scientific research publication in dental hygiene with articles that help dental hygienists make evidence-based treatment decisions; it is available online for ADHA members.

        Awards and Leadership Opportunities
        You don’t have to wait until you graduate to become a champion for oral health. ADHA is proud to offer members-only opportunities for your personal and professional development. Apply today to begin representing your fellow students and sharing your views on current issues facing your profession.

        Student Delegate
        An applicant from each district will represent their colleagues as well as have the opportunity to attend ADHA’s Annual Session, all-expense paid.

        Apply now

        Student Presentations and Award Program
        Better known as the Table Clinic and Poster Session, student presentations provide a great way for you to grow professionally while contributing to your profession. Show what you know and you could win up to $1,000.

        Apply now

        Community Service Award
        Give the gift of oral health to those in need by creating and completing a community service project. Enter your project for a chance to win a $3,000 grant.

        Apply now


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Questions? Contact the Membership Division with any questions or information requests at 312-440-8900.