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ATTENTION! Important Information Regarding Dental Hygiene Licensure During COVID-19

On May 13, 2020, the NC State Board of Dental Examiners (NCSBDE) voted to adopt two emergency rules which allow for temporary licenses for dentists and dental hygienists during a time of emergency, as authorized pursuant to S.L. 2020-3, s. 4.38 and G.S. 90-28.5. In accordance with S.L. 2020-3 and,  G.S. 150B-21.1A the emergency rules have been submitted to the Codifier of Rules for review and approval for entry in the North Carolina Administrative Code. The emergency rules become effective on the date the Codifier of Rules enters the rules in the Code. Once the NCSBDE receives notice that the emergency rules have been entered in the Code and are effective, the text of the emergency rules will be posted.

CE Smart by ADHA

CE Smart by ADHA

You asked for it. It's here. Announcing CE Smart by ADHA. A rich new online learning platform with access to high-quality continuing education courses from the experts at ADHA? Yes. A FREE (for members only) CE Smart Tracker for all of your CE credits,...

Class of 2020 UPDATE

Class of 2020 UPDATE

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) recently announced similar recommendations with ADHA in support of students and educators.  The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) sent a letter to the...

Thinking about furthering your education and career? Here are two gudies available to help you in your decision making!!

Hygienist’s Oath

In my practice as a dental hygienist, I affirm my personal and professional commitment to improve the oral health of the public, to advance the art and science of dental hygiene, and to promote high standards of quality care.

I pledge continually to improve my professional knowledge and skills, to render a full measure of service to each patient entrusted to my care, and to uphold the highest standards of professional competence and the personal conduct in the interests of the dental hygiene profession and the public it serves.

Students Corner

Anyone currently enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program or pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an accredited college or institution of higher education is qualified to apply for student membership. For information on student membership, benefits and related resources, click  Student Membership. ADHA also offers many scholarships and grants via the Institute of Oral Health. Learn more at Scholarships and Grants.

Recent graduates are placed in the “Grad Membership” category following graduation and professional membership is FREE until December 31st of the graduation year! We encourage you to reach out to ADHA Student Relations with any questions and to provide your license number to be added to constituent and component rosters.

ADHA Student Delegates 

Students have a unique opportunity to apply for a position as a Student Delegate and Alternate Delegate. As a Student Delegate, you not only represent all student members of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association for your district, but you also sit on the House of Delegates floor during all three meetings. Each student will be considered for the student delegate position. If you are not selected as the student delegate, you will automatically be considered for the alternate delegate position. 

Student Delegates are funded to attend District IV’s workshop and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Annual Conference. Funding consists of airfare, lodging (two students per room), ground transportation and per diem. Because funds may vary annually, please contact your District Trustee for the exact dollar amount. To learn more about specific qualifications, duties and to apply, click Student Delegate Application