Leading the way as a unified force, the ADHA works to support dental hygienists throughout their career lifecycle and advance the dental hygiene profession by developing new career paths, expanding opportunities for care, and providing the latest training and information.

At every stage of your career, ADHA helps you be your best for the people who count on you most – your patients. The Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association (SADHA) supports student goals by helping to ensure access to quality oral health care; promoting dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research; and representing the dental hygienist’s legislative interests at the local, state and federal levels. All members have access to the latest news and research through ADHA’s industry publications, Access Magazine and the Journal of Dental Hygiene, hundreds of continuing education courses, and dozens of scholarships, grants and events.

Student Awards


Student Leadership Award

MDHA presents a leadership award to one graduating dental hygiene senior at each program. This student is honored for their active participation in SADHA and exemplifies leadership qualities.