Student Proud Week ‘24 — You’re What’s Next!

This is your week! You’re on your way to becoming an awesome RDH, and ADHA is with you for every step of the way. We’re proud to partner with Heartland Dental to CELEBRATE YOU with fun activities and cool prizes all week long. 

As you prepare to enter the profession, you’re getting ready for what’s next! 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. Let’s celebrate the tomorrow of dental hygiene with Student Proud Week 2024!  

It’s all happening on Instagram. So if you’re not already, make sure you’re following @youradha.

Heartland Dental Loves Students!

They’re giving away two prizes! An Apple Watch & AirPods Max Headphones in honor of YOU!

Our official Student Proud Week sponsor is sweetening the deal with an awesome Apple Watch Series 9 and AirPod Max Headphones* (your choice!). 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 22, 2024.

Win an Apple Watch or AirPods Max

*Or Android equivalent.


Weeklong Challenge Kickoff

Your dedication to dental hygiene, your fellow hygienists and patients will give you so much back in return. Share your advice for future dental hygiene students. What does the next generation of RDH students need to know? Create a post or story about what you know now that you wish you’d known when you entered your program– or what you want the world to know about what’s next in dental hygiene!  

How to win:

  • Create a video (under a minute please) that shows your advice in action! OR create a poster with your advice written on it and post a pic of you holding it!
  • Share it on social and tag @youradha 
  • ADHA is collecting submissions all week and reposting on our story. The first 100 students to participate win a $5 Amazon gift card and three extra lucky participants will get a $100 Amazon gift card!


Get Smart with the ADHA President

Get even smarter with ADHA President Becky Smith, CRDH, EdD, FADHA! She’ll be posting NBDHE board prep questions to ADHA’s story throughout the day. Can you get 100% right? Have fun while prepping for your boards. 

President Smith is giving away three $50 gift cards to the ADHA store where you can get swag to show off your ADHA pride! Winners will be chosen at random from students who participate in the day’s quiz.


Student Proud Playlist  

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What song helps get you going, gets you to class on time and gets you excited for your future?

Comment on the Wednesday Instagram post 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 e-gift card. PLUS the day’s favorite song (most likes & comments) wins a JBL Flip 6 Waterproof Bluetooth speaker! 

* Explicit songs must 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. — will take over ADHA’s Instagram on Thursday. Tune in to learn about emerging innovations like dental AI and find out how Heartland’s unique work environment can be a part of your future.

Tune into an Instagram LIVE broadcast and Q+A at 6 PM CT on April 18! Get firsthand 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 care team members. Three lucky participants will win a Crest+Oral-B IO Electric Toothbrush!

Prizes sponsored by Heartland Dental.

Submit a Question in Advance!


Student Chapter Challenge

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Last chance to submit entries for the weeklong Student Chapter Challenge and Heartland Dental prizes!

Tag @youradha in all your posts and check out other chapter submissions to vote for your favorites. Nudge your peers! Chapter participation in all activities counts! The Student Chapter with highest participation this week will win custom t-shirts, a party with a coaching session hosted by Heartland Dental, plus ADHA branded mugs.

Get those submissions posted to win!

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.