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Released: 15-Mar-2021 6:50 PM EDT
ADHA 2021 Virtual Conference Registration Open
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is pleased to announce registration is now open for their 2021 Virtual Conference taking place on June 28-30.

Newswise: Study Finds Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Dental Hygienists
18-Feb-2021 7:05 PM EST
Study Finds Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Dental Hygienists
American Dental Hygienists' Association

ADHA and ADA have released initial findings from their ongoing, joint research designed to estimate the prevalence of COVID-19 among U.S. dental hygienists, as well as examine infection prevention and control procedures and any associated trends, including employment data.

Released: 1-Feb-2021 4:05 PM EST
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Partners with ACT® Kids Anticavity to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month, February 2021
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is proud to partner with ACT® Kids Anticavity to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) this February. What began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 3, 1941 has grown into a nationwide month of observance.

Released: 28-Dec-2020 2:40 PM EST
American Dental Hygienists’ Association to host first-ever, all-virtual Dental Hygiene Leadership Summit, January 15-16, 2021
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is proud to partner with Sunstar Americas, Inc., DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, Henry Schein Dental, the dental division of Henry Schein, Inc. and Henry Schein One for an all-virtual, national event designed to support dental hygienists facing significant challenges and changes in their professional roles.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 5:30 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up with Colgate for National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists' Association

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and ADHA and Colgate have partnered to celebrate dental hygienists.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 12:50 PM EDT
ADHA Announces New Leadership for 2020-21
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists' Association announces its newly installed leadership for 2020-21.

Released: 2-Oct-2019 6:10 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up with Walgreens and Johnson & Johnson for National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists' Association

Details on the groundbreaking partnership between ADHA, Johnson & Johnson and Walgreens taking place during October

Released: 29-Aug-2019 2:50 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Statement Regarding a Study Linking Maternal Fluoride Exposure during Pregnancy and the IQ Scores of Their Children
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The ADHA has released a statement regarding a study linking maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy and the IQ scores of their children.

Released: 8-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT
American Dental Hygienists' Association Announces New Leadership for 2019-20
American Dental Hygienists' Association

At ADHA's 2019 Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, ADHA announced the new leadership for 2019-20

Released: 25-Feb-2019 10:30 AM EST
ADHA Joins AAP in Support of Pediatric Oral Health
American Dental Hygienists' Association

Every baby deserves the very best right from the start, including the best oral health. Starting in February, as the oral health community turned its attention to the pediatric population, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) began partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on the Protect Tiny Teeth campaign.

Released: 2-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT
ADHA Supports Upcoming Update to Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists' Association announces its support of the federal agencies that will be involved in updating the 2000 Surgeon General's Report on oral health.

Released: 27-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Joins CDC to Prevent Smoking through Tips Educational Campaign
American Dental Hygienists' Association

As frontline patient caregivers, dental hygienists are in a unique and trusted position to discuss the overall health implications of continued tobacco use. To help support dental hygienists in these efforts, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association is pleased to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign.

Released: 27-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Supports the Elimination of a Patient Procedure-Based Single Encounter Clinical Licensure Examination
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) House of Delegates announced its support for the elimination of the patient procedure-based, single encounter clinical examination for candidates who are graduates of Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited dental hygiene programs and who are eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.

Released: 27-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces New Leadership for 2018-19
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association installed Michele Braerman, RDH, BSDH, of Fallston, Maryland, as the organization’s 2018-19 president, along with ADHA’s new slate of officers for the upcoming year.

Released: 8-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association to Host 95th Annual Conference
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) will host its 95th Annual Conference from June 20-23 in Columbus, OH. ADHA’s Annual Conference is North America’s premier dental hygiene event.

Newswise: ADHA Welcomes Dental Hygiene Education & Practice Specialist to Their National Office
Released: 1-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
ADHA Welcomes Dental Hygiene Education & Practice Specialist to Their National Office
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is happy to announce a new addition to its national headquarters, Vicki Pizanis, RDH, MS, EdD, as their Dental Hygiene Education and Practice Specialist. Effective immediately, Pizanis will assume responsibility as the technical expert and in-house dental hygienist for the dental hygiene community, be the liaison for dental hygiene education programs, and manage special projects to support resources for dental hygiene education programs.

Released: 2-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Four Daily Steps Can Improve Overall Health
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in partnership with the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP), kicks off National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) with a simple message for all families: “Brush, Floss, Rinse and Chew” every day can make a difference not only to oral health but overall health.

Released: 23-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Honors Dental Hygiene Profession’s Best at the 94th Annual Conference
American Dental Hygienists' Association

More than 1,600 oral health professionals gathered in Jacksonville, Florida, June 14-17 for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s 94th Annual Conference. ADHA is proud to announce its various award winners from this year’s event. These awardees represent the commitment and professionalism of all the individuals involved in the dental hygiene profession, and are devoted to improving the public’s oral and overall health.

Newswise: American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces New Leadership for 2017-18 at 94th Annual Conference
Released: 20-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces New Leadership for 2017-18 at 94th Annual Conference
American Dental Hygienists' Association

At this year’s 94th Annual Conference, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association installed Tammy Filipiak, RDH, MS, of Mosinee, Wisconsin, as the organization’s 2017-18 president, along with ADHA’s new slate of officers for the upcoming year.

Released: 20-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT
ADHA Announces Adoption of New Charter Agreement
American Dental Hygienists' Association

On June 16, 2017 at the 94th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) signed charter agreements with the Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association and Minnesota Dental Hygienists’ Association who became the 48th and 49th chartered constituents. This signing is the culmination of the collaborative work between ADHA and its states.

Newswise: Second Annual In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun Takes Place at ADHA’s 94th Annual Conference this June
Released: 11-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Second Annual In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun Takes Place at ADHA’s 94th Annual Conference this June
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is proud to bring back the In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun on Thursday, June 15 as part of its 94th Annual Conference taking place in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition, ADHA is launching a virtual fun run so that people from all over the U.S. can help raise funds for the Institute for Oral Health (IOH), ADHA’s foundation which serves to support, empower and advance dental hygiene professionals.

Newswise: Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Gold and Silver Medalist to be a Keynote Speaker at ADHA's 94th Annual Conference
Released: 21-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Gold and Silver Medalist to be a Keynote Speaker at ADHA's 94th Annual Conference
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is excited to announce that Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic gymnastics gold and silver medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” champion, will be a keynote speaker at the 94th Annual Conference, taking place in Jacksonville, Florida from June 14 to 17. In addition, attendees that register before April 30 will be entered for a chance to win a special meet, greet and photo with the Olympic champion.

Newswise: Kristine Hodsdon Featured in Five Sessions at ADHA Annual Conference
Released: 9-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST
Kristine Hodsdon Featured in Five Sessions at ADHA Annual Conference
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) announced Kristine Hodsdon, RDH, MSEC, will form part of its roster of dental hygiene experts speaking at its 94th Annual Conference. As the premier event for dental hygienists to advance their career and learn from top educators and practitioners in the profession, the ADHA Annual Conference will feature the most pressing topics affecting the dental hygiene profession and access to oral care in America. To prepare attendees for an experience in personal and professional development, Hodsdon will host a Facebook Live talk for ADHA followers on March 13 at 7pm ET.

Newswise: Health Care Changes to Impact Dental Care
Released: 27-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST
Health Care Changes to Impact Dental Care
American Dental Hygienists' Association

This June, more than 1,500 dental hygienists will come together from all parts of the U.S. to learn from top dental hygiene experts, advance their careers with new research and technology, and engage with their peers at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s 94th Annual Conference. Committed to providing excellent content, ADHA is proud to announce Hannah Maxey, PhD, MPH, RDH, who will cover changes in the health care system and how dental hygienists can prepare themselves for those changes at this year's conference.

Newswise: Teledentistry Featured at ADHA’s 94th Annual Conference
Released: 10-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST
Teledentistry Featured at ADHA’s 94th Annual Conference
American Dental Hygienists' Association

Every year, more than 1,500 dental hygienists come together from all parts of the U.S. to learn from and network with the top experts in their field at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (ADHA) 94th Annual Conference. This year, ADHA is pleased to announce Michelle Noblet-Vacha, RDH, BS as one of the conference’s featured speakers, covering “Teledentistry and Addressing the State of Decay in Older Adults.”

Newswise: American Dental Hygienists’ Association to Host 94th Annual Conference
Released: 30-Jan-2017 1:30 PM EST
American Dental Hygienists’ Association to Host 94th Annual Conference
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) will host North America’s premier gathering of dental hygienists at its 94th Annual Conference. The Conference features 30 hands-on workshops and 26 unique seminars led by the top educators and practitioners in the field. The four-day event, running June 14-17, will be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida, with more than 1,500 dental hygienists from all parts of the U.S. participating.

Released: 14-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST
Statement From the American Dental Hygienists’ Association on Esther Wilkins, BS, RDH, DMD
American Dental Hygienists' Association

It is with sadness that we share the news that Esther Wilkins, BS, RDH, DMD, dental hygiene’s matriarch, died on Monday, Dec. 12. We had celebrated her hundredth birthday only three days before. Wilkins dedicated her life to advancing oral health care, and her commitment to dental hygiene will not be forgotten.

Released: 7-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST
Statement From the American Dental Hygienists’ Association on the Importance of Oral Health
American Dental Hygienists' Association

ADHA believes that integrating dental hygienists into the healthcare delivery system as essential primary care providers to expand access to oral health care will help improve the public’s overall health. This is why proper dental hygiene diagnosis is critical in identifying and treating early risk factors for more serious health concerns.

Released: 3-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EDT
ADHA Emphasizes Critical Role of Hygienist in Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) has released a new white paper that underscores the ability of the dental hygienist to perform dental hygiene diagnosis as part of the oral care team working to ensure that every patient is evaluated and treated, based on their individual oral health needs.

2-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT
ADHA and Wrigley Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month by Supporting Dental Hygienist Conversations About the “Daily 4”
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists' Association and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program present National Dental Hygiene Month 2016

Released: 4-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists' Association on Interdental Cleaning
American Dental Hygienists' Association

In light of the recent news reports regarding the lack of scientific research supporting the oral health benefits of flossing, ADHA has released this statement.

Newswise: American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces New Leadership For 2016-17 At ADHA’s 93rd Annual Session In Pittsburgh
Released: 14-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces New Leadership For 2016-17 At ADHA’s 93rd Annual Session In Pittsburgh
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (ADHA’s) 2016 Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the 93rd Annual Session (AS) announced the 2016-17 president and officers

10-Jun-2016 6:05 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Honors Dental Hygiene Profession’s Best at Center for Lifelong Learning at the 93rd Annual Session
American Dental Hygienists' Association

More than 2,000 individuals gathered in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 8-14, 2016, for the 2016 American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Center for Lifelong Learning at the 93rd Annual Session.

Released: 9-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT
ADHA’s 2016 Center for Lifelong Learning at the 93rd Annual Session Brings Nation’s Largest Meeting of Dental Hygienists to Pittsburgh
American Dental Hygienists' Association

More than 2,000 individuals coming together for educational programming, community outreach, special events, and the opportunity to view the latest products and technologies from 125 exhibitors.

Released: 24-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT
ADHA Announces Final Details For Inaugural In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun
American Dental Hygienists' Association

As the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) gears up for CLL at the 93rd Annual Session, it announces its final details pertaining to the inaugural running of the In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun.

Released: 3-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Pittsburgh Gears Up for Nation’s Largest Gathering of Dental Hygiene Professionals
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) gets ready for its annual national convention taking place in Pittsburgh this June.

Released: 16-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT
ADHA Announces Keynote Speakers and Community Service Day
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has announced the details of its two Plenary Sessions and Community Service Day (CSD) set to take place during the 2016 Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the 93rd Annual Session (AS) being held in downtown Pittsburgh on June 8-14.

Released: 17-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST
Institute for Oral Health Kicks Off Its Inaugural 5k Run/Walk at ADHA’s Annual Session
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) will launch a charitable fun run/walk entitled In Motion: 5K Run-Walk-Fun on Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. in downtown Pittsburgh.

Released: 29-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST
ADHA Mourns Loss of Dental Hygiene Educator and Researcher Margaret M. Walsh, RDH, EdD
American Dental Hygienists' Association

ADHA is saddened to announce the death of dental hygiene educator and researcher Margaret M. Walsh, RDH, EdD. Walsh was a valued ADHA member and was a passionate advocate for dental hygiene education.

Released: 27-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST
American Dental Hygienists' Association Responds to ABC's The Bachelor's Unprofessional Misrepresentation of the Dental Hygiene Profession
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The ADHA expresses its disappointment with ABC Studios and The Bachelor for their disrespect to the dental hygienist profession via social media.

Newswise: American Dental Hygienists’ Association to Host Nation’s Largest Professional Gathering of Dental Hygienists at CLL 2016
11-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST
American Dental Hygienists’ Association to Host Nation’s Largest Professional Gathering of Dental Hygienists at CLL 2016
American Dental Hygienists' Association

More than 2,000 attendees are expected to visit Pittsburgh from June 8-14, 2016, during the American Dental Hygienists' Association's Center for Lifelong Learning at the 93rd Annual Session - the nation's preeminent meeting for dental hygiene education, networking and professional development.

Released: 11-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award:Engaging Oral Health Professionals in Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) at Georgetown University has been awarded $747,689 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to identify opportunities for engaging oral health professionals (dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants) in reducing childhood obesity by using evidence-based recommendations and strategies. The project aligns with two RWJF goals: (1) to eliminate young children’s consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and (2) to ensure that children enter kindergarten at a healthy weight.

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28-Sep-2015 6:00 PM EDT
During National Dental Hygiene Month, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program Urge Dental Hygienists to Start Conversations with Patients about Doing the “Daily 4”
American Dental Hygienists' Association

In celebration of National Dental Hygiene Month, the ADHA and the Wrigley Oral Health Care Program have provided dental hygienists and the public with a variety of resources about the benefits of having a daily oral health routine.

Newswise: New ADHA White Paper Supplies Insight, Information on Changes Taking Place in Dental Hygiene Education
Released: 22-Sep-2015 10:30 AM EDT
New ADHA White Paper Supplies Insight, Information on Changes Taking Place in Dental Hygiene Education
American Dental Hygienists' Association

This landmark white paper from the American Dental Hygienists' Association discusses not only the drive to transform the dental hygiene profession, as well as the necessary improvements and enhancements the dental hygiene curriculum requires to help dental hygienists provide care in an ever-more integrated health care system, but also explores the issues that are driving these changes.


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