While you are caring for the health of your patients, who is caring for the health of our profession? WE ARE!! We’re the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the first and largest professional organization dedicated to building the dental hygiene profession by supporting dental hygiene professionals. For individuals looking to stay on top of a field that’s evolving every day, that support is more valuable than ever before. Join us, and discover a whole world of membership benefits designed expressly to help you go as far as you want to go, both as a professional and as a person. Benefits like our comprehensive continuing education program. Our timely, information-packed research journal and magazine. An expanded nationwide employment assistance program. And networking opportunities available through state Constituent and local Component organizations. Our benefits are real-world tools and resources you can use to make a real-life difference in the way you work.
What’s more, you can count on the American Dental Hygienists’ Association to continue our efforts as the single most powerful voice for the profession’s collective goals, advocating for advancements that result in better care – and more rewarding careers. We’re here for you. So take a fresh look at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Then join us. And begin unleashing your potential.
Great hygienists aren’t born. They’re made. So it’s no surprise that many of the field’s top professionals count on the American Dental Hygienist’s Association for the information, tools and resources they need to provide the best care today and into the future. Are you ready to join them, and us? Become a member of the ADHA, and a world of opportunity is at your fingertips. You’ll discover an entire organization committed not just to your profession, but to your individual professional development and success. It’s all right here. So visit us online at www.adha.org. And if you have questions or would like additional information, please contact ADHA’s Division of Member Services at email@example.com or 1-800-243-ADHA, press #1.
We’re ready to help unleash your potential.
Membership in MDHA is a tripartite membership, which includes ADHA on the national level, MDHA on the state or constituent level, and in your component on the local level.You are urged to join over 150,000 of your colleagues across the nation who belong to your professional organization dedicated to Unleashing Your Potential by Empowering, Developing and Supporting YOU!!
MDHA works very hard on your behalf to maintain the quality of the dental hygiene profession in the state of Missouri. Some of MDHA's accomplishments for the profession are listed below: 1983 Addition of a dental hygienist member to the Missouri Dental Board 1992 General Supervision rules adopted 1993 Dental Hygienists board member gets voting authority 1993 Mandatory Continuing Education 1995 Scope of practice protection 1996 Protection of educational standards 1997 Dental hygienists may be employed by entities other than dentists, under the supervision of a dentist 1999 Medicaid policy changed to reflect current MDB supervisionpolicy 2000 Block anesthesia rule adopted and promulgated 2001 Legislation passed to create a five member Dental Hygiene Advisory Commission to the MDB.
2005Legislation passed to establish distance dental hygiene education 2005 MDHA and MDA work together to establish distance dental hygiene education
2008 Protection of Educational Standards
2015 Adult dental benefits reinstated
2016 Telehealth/teledentistry bill (includes dental hygienists as providers)
Why should I transition my membership? Transitioning your student membership to the professional membership allows you to experience active membership for free.
What is Active Membership? Active membership is a professional membership in the American Dental Hygienists' Association. As an active member you can attend, and become involved in, your constituent and component meetings. You can hold office and serve on the Board of Trustees and House of Delegates.
How do I transition my student membership? 1. On your online profile at www.adha.org.
2. By calling Member Services at 312-440-8900, press 1.
I can't logon to my online profile, and my e-mail address has changed?
If you are having trouble logging onto your profile, please call membership at 312-440-8900 or e-mail Student.Relations@adha.net. Include your first and last name as well as your state in your e-mail.
What information do I need to transition?
To transition, you will need your ADHA ID#, license number and the state of licensure.
I want to transition, but I cannot find my ADHA ID#.
If you cannot find your ADHA ID#, please call ADHA Membership at 312-440-8900 or e-mail Student.Relations@adha.net. Include your first and last name as well as your state.
Do I keep this same ADHA ID# when I become an Active Member?
Yes, you will keep the same ADHA ID# when you transition from student to active member.
Do I get a free year of Active membership when I transition?
Transitioning from Student to Active membership is free. If you graduated in the first six months of the year, your transitioned Active membership will be up for renewal at the start of the following year. If you graduated in the last six months of the year, your transitioned active membership will be up for renewal during the summer of the following year.
Will I get a new ID card?
An updated membership card will be available on your online profile. The membership card can be printed and used to verify your ADHA membership.
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Information on Membership Dues
ADHA General Dues: $180
Missouri Dues: $45
Component Dues [see below]: $10 (Joplin is $5)
GRAND TOTAL for ADHA $235 (Joplin $230)
There is a $12 fee for quarterly payment.
Components in Missouri:
#01: St. Louis $10
#02: Kansas City $10
#03: Springfield $10
#04: Joplin $5
#05: SEMO $10
#06: Columbia $10
Still have Questions on membership: call ADHA at (312)440-8900 then press 1