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National Dental Hygiene Month 2021

As dental hygienists, we put our patients first. This October, we are turning our focus inward to honor the inner strength, dedication and endurance that has pulled us together – and through – some of the greatest challenges in our careers and personal lives. Because when we create a daily practice of self-care and prioritizing wellness for others we all thrive. Thanks to our partners at Colgate, we will add even more brilliance to this month dedicated to resilience!

The power of positivity.

According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), resiliency is about viewing life with optimism, being grateful and expressing appreciation. When you are resilient, you feel validated and encouraged. At ADHA, we are here to support you, advocate for you and validate you every step of the way. Be sure to check out our line-up of NDHM events below!


All Month Long!

Social and email sharing stories of self-care tips and resilience


October 1, 12PM CT

Lunch & Learn CE Webinar
Combating Health Misinformation: The Dental Hygienist’s Role in Separating Fact from Fiction 

October 14

Colgate Instagram Takeover
Watch your social media feed for the scoop on the new launch of Colgate® Optic White® Professional! 


October 26

Your Official ADHA Podcast, Colgate Edition!
Join your favorite host Matt Crespin as he chats with Colgate’s Phyllis Martina, RDH, MBA, senior professional education manager, about the power of resiliency and how to empower patients to achieve lifelong oral health. 


November 10

Colgate CE Webinar: The Science of Whitening, Something New to Smile About (1.0 CE)
It probably won't surprise you that 88% of patients want whiter teeth. This free course reviews the science behind dental whitening, small steps you can take to increase treatment acceptance and implement an efficient, state-of-the-art whitening system.

Watch Recording
CE Survey


An at-home whitening system designed with patients in mind.

Just launched! New Colgate® Optic White® Professional is designed to deliver extraordinary at-home whitening without the tooth sensitivity, gum irritation and mess. A brighter smile in just five days*. What’s better than that? Your patients can apply the patented formula with a precision pen, wear the LED device for 10 minutes and achieve dramatic results while you sleep.  

The science behind the advanced technology:

  • Patented whitening serum dries into a concentrated hydrogen peroxide film
  • LED device accelerates whitening with 410 nm wavelength of light for faster, better results**
  • Patients let teeth whiten overnight and repeat the process for 4 more nights for dramatically whiter teeth*

Learn more about NEW Colgate® Optic White® Professional

Save 20% with CODE: CVG

Special ADHA NDHM discount offer good on new Colgate Optic White Professional take-home kits with code until 10/31/21.

*when used as directed
**versus precision pen alone