Student Proud Week ‘23 is Here!

This is your week! ADHA is proud to partner with Heartland Dental to CELEBRATE YOU with fun activities and cool prizes all week long. 

You’re on your way to becoming an awesome RDH and ADHA is with you 100%, every step of the way. For 100 years, ADHA has advanced our profession as an oral health leader. This week we’re having fun, showcasing our smarts and looking forward to your bright future making a difference in dental hygiene.

It’s all happening on Instagram. So if you don’t already, head over to Insta and follow @youradha.

Heartland Dental Loves Students!

They’re giving away TWO Apple Watch Series 8 in honor of Student Proud Week.

Our official sponsor of Student Proud Week is sweetening the deal with an awesome ADHA giveaway. The Apple Watch Series 8 is the latest and greatest. When you wear it, you get a fitness partner that measures all the ways you move, meaningful health insights, and a connection to the people and things you care about most. Plus, it comes with a dental-hygiene inspired purple wristband.

Thank you Heartland Dental! Enter to win by visiting Heartland Dental below. This giveaway is for RDH students only! Enter the drawing by 5pm CT on Monday, April 24, 2023.


Weeklong Challenge

Give it 100. Get $100. 

Student Proud DH

When you give something 100, you give it your all. Your dedication to dental hygiene, fellow hygienists and patients will give you so much back in return.  

How to win:

  • Create a video or post that demonstrates your 100 – what keeps it real for you in dental hygiene!
  • Share it on social and tag @youradha 
  • ADHA will collect submissions all week long and repost. The first 100 students to participate will get a $5 Amazon gift card and three extra lucky participants will get $100 Amazon gift card!


Get Smart with the ADHA President

Test Your Smarts Tuesday Challenge Announcement for Student Proud Week 2023

Get even smarter with ADHA President Dawn Dean, RDH, MSDH! She’ll be posting NBDHE board prep questions all day long. Can you get 100% right? From polls, to multiple choice you’ll have fun while prepping for your boards. 

President Dean will give away three super-cool Dental Hygiene Nation Goodie Box One-Year Subscriptions! These trendy swag boxes are always full of toothy surprises and items to set you up for success in the operatory each and every day!

Winners will be chosen at random from students who participate in the day’s questions.


My 100 Student Proud Playlist  

Student Playlist Challenge

What song helps you start your school day giving 100%?

Comment on the Instagram post on Wednesday with your favorite tunes to help create this year’s Student Proud Playlist. If your song makes the top 20, we’ll send you a $10 Starbucks credit AND the day’s favorite song (most likes and engagements) will win one student a pair of Enduro 100 headphones!


Heartland Gives 100

Heartland Dental is with you 100

Heartland Dental — the largest employer of dental hygienists in the U.S. — will take over ADHA Instagram on Thursday. Tune in for job seeker tips and learn how Heartland’s unique work environment can be with you 100 as you enter your career.

Tune into a LIVE Instagram broadcast and Q+A at 6 PM CT on April 20! Get info on working for a Dental Support Organization, long-term growth opportunities, and how you can thrive in a culture that recognizes hygienists as clinical providers and integral members of the care team.

Three participants in the live session will win a $50 Twice as Nice Scrubs gift card!

Submit a Question in Advance!



We’re With You Chapter Challenge

Student Proud Show Your Chapter Love

Snap a pic on campus showing off your new ADHA Student Chapter logo.

Tag @youradha and check out fellow submissions to vote for your favorites. The winning Student Chapter will receive a set of custom-branded tshirts featuring their Student Chapter logo!

Logos are available to registered student chapters. Email us at [email protected] if you need help finding your logo.


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.