Welcome to life as a newly practicing dental hygienist! ADHA is with you today and every step of the way. As you make the transition from grad to practicing RDH, your ADHA membership will help you discover the career resources you need and connect you with fellow hygienists. Welcome to your ADHA community. We’re so happy you’re here!

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Find Your Mentor Match

Connect with industry professionals to advance your awareness of life as an RDH. Pairing up with the right mentor can help you negotiate a career path, learn from their experiences and have a professional ear to exchange ideas and ask questions. Getting started as a mentee is easy.


Get CE Smart From the Start

Free for members, CE Smart is the smartest way to earn the CE you’ll need later to maintain your license. Think of this as your all-access pass to a dynamic and diverse catalog of courses and webinars, many designed with new grads in mind. With new courses, activities and topics added monthly, you’ll have a constant source of fresh content at your fingertips. PLUS, with the built-in CE Smart Tracker, you can store your documentation and track the credits you earn all in one place – from ADHA and elsewhere!


Listing Your Credentials

You’ve earned those letters with hard work and dedication! Now how do you list them? In July 2022, the ADHA House of Delegates approved a recommendation for sequencing abbreviated designations after a dental hygienist’s name to ensure they reflect the significance and value of their credentials.


Expand Your Horizons with Career Tips

As you graduate and start looking at your career options, the challenges associated with finding and starting a job may feel daunting. It doesn’t have to feel that way! Check out the career tip sheets below to get the information you need fast! Members, log in to gain access!

  • Roles of a Dental Hygienist
  • How to Interview like a Pro
  • Make the Most of Mentoring

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