Why Join? | ADHA - American Dental Hygienists Association


Membership Benefits at a Glance

As a dental hygienist, you know that helping your patients achieve and maintain a healthy smile is what true happiness is all about. Your ADHA membership is designed to help make that possible throughout your career, from student to established dental hygienist. Experience the incredible value of the largest national association dedicated to our profession.

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  • Get CE Smart

      New and FREE for Members!

      Access high-quality CE at your fingertips with ADHA’s new online learning platform. With the CE Smart Tracker, you can store all your CE credits, certificates, transcripts and more. Plus, you’ll find a wide range of courses in teledentistry, laser assisted periodontal therapy basics, xerostomia, cannabis and inflammation, CRISPR, HPV, osteoporosis, quality assurance, prevention and management of medical emergencies for the RDH, and more added monthly!

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  • Enjoy 3 Levels Of Membership

      Your dues include THREE levels of membership at the national, state and local levels.

      ADHA is advocating for the profession at the highest levels to make sure our interests are represented in legislation and public policy.

      State chapters connect you with education, advocacy and licensure details to keep you current and compliant.

      ADHA in your community supports you with actions and activities that make a difference for patients and the practice right where you live.

      National dues are only $216 for a full calendar year, and affordable state and local dues vary by location. All dues are prorated based on when you join during the year.

  • Get Insurance Coverage

      Protect your future and the future of your family. In partnership with Mercer Consumer, ADHA offers preferred insurance plans including professional liability, disability, life, dental, vision, even pet insurance. As a member, you have the flexibility, and convenience, to choose the plans that best fit your needs.

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  • Access Great Resources

      Define and guide your collaborative, patient-centered care with the Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice and the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Produced by ADHA, these resources are all designed to support you in making evidence-based treatment decisions.

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  • Take A Stand for Oral Health

      ADHA members support congressional candidates with the Hygienists’ Association Political Action Committee (HYPAC).

      Join forces with the only federal political action committee that represents the interests of dental hygienists. The ADHA Institute for Oral Health (IOH) is another great way to get involved —supporting scholarships, research grants and community services grants to dental hygienists across the nation.

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  • Connect To Career Opportunities

      Get the tools and support you need to find your perfect job at the ADHA Career Center. Find sample resumes, contract templates and post your resume online. Plus, updated state licensing information will help you navigate everything from local regulations to advanced educational opportunities.

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  • Get More As A Student

      Student members receive all the benefits of full membership, plus additional opportunities for personal and professional development. You can count on the continued support of ADHA and your fellow members as you launch your career.

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