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 Delegate

Students have a unique opportunity to apply for a position as a Student Delegate. As a Student Delegate, you not only represent all student members of the American Dental Hygienists' Association, but you also sit on the House of Delegates floor during all three meetings. Each student will be considered for the student delegate position. Student Delegates are funded to attend their district workshop and the American Dental Hygienists' Association's Annual Session. Funding consists of airfare, lodging (two students per room), ground transportation and per diem. If you are interested, please contact Maryland's District Trustee, Sheri Moore (DIII) @  [email protected]

Student Delegate Application

Student Scholarships


Bertha Morgan Scholarship

Every year the Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association awards a monetary scholarship in the name of Bertha Morgan, founder and first President of MDHA. One scholarship will be presented to each of the four Dental Hygiene Programs in Maryland to a deserving student meeting the following criteria:

1. U.S. Citizen
2. Resident of Maryland for at least three years
3. GPA of 3.0-4.0 in the dental hygiene program
4. Financial need
5. S.A.D.H.A. member
6. Must complete the first year of an entry level Dental Hygiene curriculum by June 2020
7. Must plan to graduate by June 2021
8. Plan to practice and reside in Maryland after graduation

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2021 Bertha Morgan Scholarship Application

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.