Student Proud Week ‘24. Wrapped!

What a great week! You built playlists, passed quizzes, shared pix, advice and stories, entered contests, won prizes and participated like never before! ADHA and our Student Proud Week ’24 partners at Heartland Dental are so happy to have shared this special week with you and celebrated you with fun activities and awesome prizes!

As you prepare to enter the profession, you’re getting ready for what’s next! You may be preparing to graduate and step out into the profession. Or you’ve still got your curriculum ahead of you and we’ll see you back again for Student Proud Week next year.

Either way, ADHA and Heartland Dental have your back. Embracing innovation, prioritizing the whole patient, and driving change for optimal outcomes is what we’re all about and we’re here for you at every step of your career. 


Weeklong Challenge Kickoff

Your dedication to dental hygiene, your fellow hygienists and patients will give you so much back in return. With some if not all your studies in the rear view mirror, you shared some advice for future dental hygiene students and what you want the world to know about what’s next in dental hygiene!

Here’s a peek at some posts we collected >>


Extra big congratulations to Adam Kiel, Madison Blythe and Christina Ronco who were drawn as our three lucky participants to win $100 Amazon gift cards, courtesy of Heartland Dental.


Get Smart with the ADHA President

On Tuesday, ADHA President Becky Smith, CRDH, EdD, FADHA posted questions from the ADHA National Board Review online course. Did you score 100%?

Take a quick review >>


Congrats to Jenny Duong, Aaron Hwang and Nailah Wise who each won a $50 gift card to the ADHA online store to score some ADHA swag! 

For more Board review and test prep, check out the ADHA National Board Review course. Immediate, unlimited access. Already taking a course? It’s a great way to supplement and boost your knowledge and confidence before the exam for just $49!


Student Proud Playlist  

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You posted all the great music that helps get you going, gets you to class on time and gets you excited for your future. We loved it! We strung the highest voted songs together and build the Student Proud 2024 Playlist on Spotify!

Stream it here >>


Big congrats to Corbin Patrick of East Tennessee State University who won a JBL Flip 6 Waterproof Bluetooth speaker for the most voted song “Only Want The Best” by Judah & The Lion.

* Explicit songs were required to have radio edit versions on Spotify to make the list.


Heartland Instagram Takeover

Heartland Dental — the largest employer of dental hygienists in the U.S. — took over ADHA’s Instagram on Thursday with great info about emerging innovations like dental AI and how Heartland Dental’s unique work environment can be a part of your future.

Take a look at their story posts >>
Relive the Instagram Live program >>


A big thank you to everyone who joined their Instagram LIVE that evening and asked fantastic questions.

Our three winners of the Crest+Oral-B IO Electric Toothbrush from Heartland Dental are Whitney Ingram, Jennifer Smith and Shana Tuibeo. Congratulations!

Got more questions? Connect with recruiters in your area at


Student Chapter Challenge

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The Student Chapter Challenge this year was overall participation in all Student Proud Week ’24 activities.

Congratulations to the ADHA Student Chapter at the Community College of Baltimore County for engaging, getting your members to participate and showing your Student Proud Week pride! 

Soon you’ll be sporting your new Student Chapter T-shirts, drinking from your new ADHA mugs and you’ll enjoy a party with a coaching session hosted by Heartland Dental!

Who is Heartland Dental?

At Heartland Dental, dental hygienists are recognized as elite clinical providers and patient advocates. Heartland Dental is the nation’s largest dental support organization providing non-clinical, administrative support services to over 1,700 supported offices across 38 states. From recent grads to established pros, Heartland Dental is committed to helping dental hygienists at every stage of their career.