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Fee Breakdown

$278 yearly fee

Pay the one time fee OR add $12 for quarterly payments.

Where your dues go:



$15-local component

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You get 6 months of free professional membership after graduation!


ADHA emails you on how to convert your membership.


Have questions?

Contact our Membership Chair, Amber Wessel today!


While you are caring for the health of your patients, who is caring for the health of our profession?  WE ARE!!

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the first and largest professional organization dedicated to building and supporting the 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.

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. You’ll discover an entire organization committed not just to your profession, but to your individual professional development and success.


So take a fresh look at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. We are ready to help unleash your potential!

Historical Accomplishments


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 supervision policy

  • 2000 Block anesthesia rule adopted and promulgated

  • 2001 Legislation passed to create a five-member Dental Hygiene Advisory Commission to the MDB. 

  • 2005  Legislation 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)

  • 2019 - Verbal authorization added to the General Supervision rule.