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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 Minnesota, 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.

    • 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