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Newswise: American Dental Hygienists’ Association Partners with Colgate® for October’s National Dental Hygiene Month 2023
Released: 25-Sep-2023 5:05 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Partners with Colgate® for October’s National Dental Hygiene Month 2023
American Dental Hygienists' Association and Colgate® Oral Pharmaceuticals

The ADHA® renews its partnership with Colgate® Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for National Dental Hygiene Month 2023, to honor all dental hygienists throughout October. This year’s theme, "Everyday Extraordinary," celebrates dental hygienists who transform everyday tasks with extraordinary expertise.

Released: 7-Jul-2023 8:25 AM EDT
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces 2023 Class of Fellows
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA®) is proud to announce its 2023 Class of Fellows. In this inaugural year of the ADHA Professional Fellows Program, 162 ADHA members representing forty-two states make up the first class with this earned distinction. The distinction honors their ongoing commitment to their education, to the practice of dental hygiene, and to their stellar reputation in areas of ethics, professional responsibility and professional standards.

Newswise: The American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces New Leadership for 2023-2024
Released: 6-Jul-2023 8:15 AM EDT
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces New Leadership for 2023-2024
American Dental Hygienists' Association

On July 5, as the 2023 ADHA Annual Conference got underway at McCormick Place in Chicago celebrating the association’s 100th anniversary, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association installed a new Board of Directors, along with ADHA’s new slate of officers for the fiscal year. Newly installed president, Becky Smith, CRDH, EdD, FADHA, spoke in both English and Spanish to the national and state leaders who attended the ceremony, focusing on the power of unity.

Newswise: American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces the Passing of ADHA® CEO, Ann Battrell
Released: 8-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces the Passing of ADHA® CEO, Ann Battrell
American Dental Hygienists' Association

It is with profound sadness that the American Dental Hygienists’ Association announces that ADHA CEO, Ann Battrell, M.S.D.H., passed away June 7, 2023. She had recently announced to ADHA leadership that she was extending her medical leave to focus on her health. A tribute is planned July 7, 2023, during the Opening General Session of the ADHA 2023 Annual Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, to celebrate Ann Battrell’s life, leadership and legacy in the dental hygiene profession and ADHA.

Released: 17-Jan-2023 2:20 PM EST
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Celebrates 100 Years
American Dental Hygienists' Association

Founded in 1923, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA®) celebrates a century as the largest national professional association for registered dental hygienists (RDH). For 100 years, ADHA has been a leading advocate for advancing the dental hygiene profession, oral health and overall health.

Newswise: American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up with Heartland Dental for Student and Professional Education and Events
Released: 10-Jan-2023 12:35 PM EST
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up with Heartland Dental for Student and Professional Education and Events
American Dental Hygienists' Association

CHICAGO – The ADHA® is proud to announce its partnership with Heartland Dental, to launch student and professional education programs and events throughout 2023.

Released: 3-Oct-2022 9:00 AM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up with Colgate® for National Dental Hygiene Month 2022
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA®) is proud to announce its partnership with Colgate® Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) this October. This year’s focus is built on the theme of Empowerment.

Released: 3-Mar-2022 2:05 PM EST
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Apologizes for Role in Systemic Racism
American Dental Hygienists' Association

As part of its strategic planning ahead of its 100th anniversary as an association representing the nation’s dental hygiene profession, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is apologizing to communities of color for its role in perpetuating a culture of discrimination.

Released: 1-Oct-2021 10:30 AM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up with Colgate for National Dental Hygiene Month
American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is proud to announce its partnership with Colgate® Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for its National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) “Celebrating Resilience” campaign.

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.

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.

   
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.

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.

   
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.

   
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.

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.

   
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.

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.”

   
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.

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.


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