A Message From Our President

Dear fellow North Carolina dental hygienists,

I am privileged and honored to assume the role of President for the North Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association.  During the next year I want to lead the way and be a strong voice to help move our profession forward as we continue to be champions of oral health.  My goal is to keep our leaders actively engaged and draw from expertise of others to support the initiatives of NCDHA.

Our 68-year history as a state association is evident across our leadership, voluntarism, and educational programs.  I am excited to bring my enthusiasm and dedication to this organization as we face new changes in our profession and within healthcare.  I want to promote more collaborative partnerships within our communities and across our great state.

I encourage you all to work with your leaders by telling us what you value most about your membership and how we can best contribute to your success.  We need your help to make positive changes to our profession.  I look forward to serving as your President in the coming months.


Crystal Adams, RDH
NCDHA President 2017 – 2018


2017 – 2018 NCDHA Executive Committee

(L-R): Rachel Stewart (ADHA Delegate, Coastal Carolina), Jennifer Harmon (Immediate Past President, Durham-Orange), Susan Buchenburger (Speaker of the House/ADHA Delegate, Greater Raleigh), Beth Kornegay (Treasurer, Greater Fayetteville), Jackie Smith (Secretary, Durham-Orange), Heather Edly (Vice President, Foothills), Sommer Wisher (President-Elect, Durham-Orange),
and Crystal Adams (President, Foothiills). Eileen Clark (ADHA Delegate, Metrolina) not pictured.


2017 – 2018 NCDHA Trustees

(L-R): Melissa McClain (Foothills), Kelly Cook (Forsyth), Jalisa Islet (Southeastern), Becky Sanford (Cape Fear), Brittany Booth (Central Carolina), and Whitney Simonian (Greater Raleigh). NOT PICTURED: Elizabeth Fairbanks (Coastal Carolina), Drew Hendrick (Durham-Orange), Michelle Ping (Greater Fayetteville),
Martha Townes (Greater Wilkes), Kristy Wieder (Metrolina), and Jana Conner (Western)


2018 NCDHA Annual Conference Information
coming soon.  Please check back often!


2017 NCDHA Fall Scientific Meeting
September 15-16, 2017

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North Carolina Dental Hygiene Association
"Dental Hygienists - Promoting Quality Healthcare for Life"

The purpose of NCDHA is to represent the profession of dental hygiene while encouraging professional development based upon the highest educational standards.