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Involvement Opportunities

Welcome to ADHA's Involvement Opportunities page where you can volunteer for projects that fit your interests, expertise and schedule.

The process is easy!

First, peruse the list of projects in the "Opportunities" list below. To find out more information about a specific project, click on the title of the project. When you are ready to volunteer, click on the specific project you are interested in and click the words "Sign Up". Simple as that.

Come back often to learn about new opportunities!

Opportunities will be posted throughout the year. Please note in order to sign up for an opportunity, you must be a current member of ADHA (unless otherwise noted).

Opportunities

Open Position Notification

ADHA Commissioner to the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE)

The ADHA will appoint an individual to serve a four-year term, beginning immediately and ending in October 2026. This is one of two positions (educator and practitioner) the ADHA appoints in this capacity. This open position must be filled by an active member of the ADHA who is currently in a professional role of dental hygiene educator. The duties of JCNDE Commissioners include:

  • Oversee the policies and procedures of JCNDE programs
  • Participate in JCNDE meetings and strategic planning
  • Maintain confidentiality concerning all internal matters of the JCNDE
  • Comply with terms and conditions indicated in the following documents: ADA Constitution and Bylaws; ADA Governance and Organizational Manual; ADA Standing Rules for Councils and Commissions; JCNDE Rules; and JCNDE Operational and Policy Manual.
  • Monitor the relationship between expenses for National Board Examinations and income from examination fees and offer any fee change recommendations.

For a full description of this position and commitment, read the open position notification here. Please direct any questions regarding this position to JoAnn Gurenlian at joanng@adha.net.

To be considered for this position, please follow below link and complete the bio-data form by September 23, 2022.

ADHA Bio-data Form

Open Position Notification

Dental Hygiene Student (ADHA Committee on National Boards)

The ADHA will appoint a dental hygiene student who is an active ADHA student member to serve a one-year term as part of the ADHA Committee on National Boards, from October 2022 – October 2023. The requirements for this position are that the candidate:

  • Holds a current ADHA membership.
  • Is currently enrolled as either a full-time post-entry level student, or part- time post-entry level student who is currently practicing or teaching dental hygiene.
  • Has successfully completed the National Board Examination within the last five years.
  • Serves a one-year term and accepts a second one-year term when possible.

For a full description of this position and commitment, read the open position notification here. Please direct any questions regarding this position to JoAnn Gurenlian at joanng@adha.net.

To be considered for this position, please follow below link and complete the bio-data form by September 23, 2022.

ADHA Bio-data Form

Open Volunteer Positions: Dental Hygiene Liaisons

The Dental Hygiene Liaison (DHL) Project through the National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety (NCHBHS is seeking volunteers to fill open positions in five states: Alaska, Arizona, Kentucky, New York, & Virginia.

Under the DHL project, one dental hygienist from each state volunteers to help promote oral health for pregnant women and children enrolled in Head Start. This program has been in operation for over 10 years and the state DHLs have been successful in helping Head Start programs connect kids to care, share quality oral health educational resources, provide technical assistance, and give presentations to staff, parents, and kids. A $590 annual stipend is available to help cover any costs associated with support, including membership dues for ADHA and/or ASTDD.

Interested individuals should reach out to Kathy Hunt, RDH ECPII (khunt.dhl@gmail.com) or Gina Sharps, RDH (sharpsg@marshall.edu).