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ADHA New Professional Resources


Welcome to life as a newly practicing dental hygienist! ADHA is with you today and every step of the way. As you make the transition from grad to rad RDH, your ADHA membership will help you discover the career resources you need and connect you with fellow hygienists. Welcome to your ADHA community. We’re so happy you’re here!

Find Your Mentor Match

Connect with industry professionals to advance your awareness of life as an RDH. Pairing up with the right mentor can help you negotiate a career path, learn from their experiences and have a professional ear to exchange ideas and ask questions. Getting started as a mentee is easy. Register here!

Get CE Smart From the Start

Free for members, CE Smart is the smartest way to earn the CE you’ll need later to maintain your license. Think of this as your all-access pass to a dynamic and diverse catalog of courses and webinars, many designed with new grads in mind. With new courses and topics added monthly, you’ll have a constant source of fresh content at your fingertips. PLUS, with the built-in CE Smart Tracker, you can store documentation and track the credits you earn all in one place. Learn more.

Expand Your Horizons with Career Tips

As you graduate and start looking at your career options, the challenges associated with finding and starting a job may feel daunting. It doesn’t have to feel that way! Check out the career tip sheets below to get the information you need fast! Members, log in to gain access!

  • Roles of a Dental Hygienist
  • How to Interview like a Pro
  • Make the Most of Mentoring

Career Webinar Library

ADHA is happy to provide you with a library of career-focused webinars created with the needs of new professionals in mind. Below is a list of the topics. Log in today to gain access to the session descriptions and recordings!

  • Career Mapping: Your Path to Meaningful Work
  • Interview Skills
  • Delivering a Difficult Message: Less Pain, More Gain
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
  • Business Etiquette: How to Polish Your Professional Image
  • Leading through Situations of Conflict
  • Leveraging Business Communication to Enhance your New Professional Brand
  • Creating and Delivering Oral Presentations that Pack a Punch
  • Mayhem or Mindfulness: Learning to increase your emotional intelligence and balance
  • How to Bring Creative Thinking into the Workplace
  • Pitching your Ideas Up and Selling Them Sideways
  • Managing your Most Valuable Asset – Time!
  • Motivation in the Workplace
  • Mastering Interpersonal Communications in the Workplace
  • Disruptive Innovation: How Not to Get Hit by the Oncoming Train
  • Taking Charge of Your Career and Your Life
  • Leading Change: Thriving in the 21st Century