The ADHA Council on Policy & Bylaws works to maintain a current and relevant policy manual by collaborating with all of the councils and other work groups. There is a main policy in each area with supporting policies following. The ADHA Policy Manual is available to both members and non-members.


The Board of Directors and the House of Delegates ultimately oversee the Bylaws and Code of Ethics of the organization. These documents govern the conduct of ADHA and its members.


Constituent Bylaws

Although state law takes precedence over these guidelines, it is important that ADHA constituents not be in conflict with the bylaws of the parent organization. Therefore, these guidelines and model bylaws have been developed to ensure that constituents and components are in compliance with the bylaws of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.


Operational Policies

ADHA has a number of operational policies that help govern specific external requests to the organization around education and research. For questions about these policies please email [email protected].

Awarding CE Credit to Externally-Developed Educational Courses

ADHA members and nonmembers may request support from ADHA to award continuing education (CE) credit for a non-ADHA upcoming educational program they have developed. ADHA’s Policy on Requests for External Continuing Education Credit for Educational Courses outlines the requirements. View the policy.

Requests for Research and Research Support

The ADHA regularly conducts research studies on various important topics within or affecting the practice of dental hygiene and the ADHA membership. ADHA also receives many requests for research or research support. Please review the requirements outlined in ADHA’s Policy on Requests for Research Support prior to soliciting support from ADHA for a research project. View the policy.

Posting Continuing Education Programs and Events on the ADHA Website

ADHA Members and nonmembers may request to post continuing education programs and events on the ADHA Website. Consideration will be given to post these items based on meeting the specific criteria. ADHA’s Policy on Posting Continuing Education Programs and Events on the ADHA Website outlines the requirements. View the policy.



Contact ADHA Member Engagement at [email protected] with any questions or information requests or dial 312.440.8900.