National Dental Hygiene Month | ADHA - American Dental Hygienists Association


October is National Dental Hygiene Month 2020

Let’s celebrate you.

In the midst of a global pandemic, the dental hygiene community has come together in extraordinary ways. Voices raised. Hardships endured. And together, we are emerging stronger than ever as essential health care providers.

This October, ADHA is joining forces with Colgate® Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to celebrate your courage in the face of adversity and promote good oral health for NDHM 2020. And to thank you for all that you do.

Show us your face of courage.

Show us what courage looks like to you by submitting a photo that captures how you face the day. That means anything from wearing your PPE with pride to educating the next generation of dental hygienists to staying connected while you decide when to return to work.

Submit your photo to: with the subject line: Faces of Courage. The first 100 to submit a photo will receive a Cheers to Courage mug with green tea to enjoy. UPDATE: Our Courage mugs have run out! Watch your email for confirmation if you were in the first 100, and keep sending submissions to be selected for other prizes.

Plus, all those who submit a photo will be entered to win one of the following thank-you prizes throughout October.

  • National membership dues paid for a year
  • ADHA 2021 Annual Conference registration
  • All-access pass to ADHA’s all-virtual Dental Hygiene
    Leadership Summit, January 15-16, 2021

Photo Tips

We’d love to feature YOU in the Faces of Courage campaign. Here are some tips:

Submit your photo

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