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ADHA is working to protect the value of your educational credentials and to preserve the integrity of your license. Only by uniting in one voice can ADHA continue to represent dental hygienists successfully.

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Becoming active in ADHA gives you the opportunity to acquire and develop new skills and interests.

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As part of your dues, you automatically become a member of your state constituent and local component organizations. These groups sponsor meetings and activities for your personal and professional benefit.

The Long Island Dental Hygienists’ Association, known as LIDHA, has no affiliation with the Long Island Dental Hygienists’ Forum, known as LIDHF.
We are separate entities with no affiliations. LIDHA solely represents Long Island Dental Hygienists.
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Register Now: 2018 NYDHA Empire Conference – November 2-4 in Syracuse

Registration: Join us for the 2018 Empire Conference, Nov. 2-4 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY. Special rates for members. Register online by credit card here or download and mail the registration form. Earn up to 14 CE hours.

 Lodging: Contact the hotel directly to make your reservations: I-(800) 228-9290 or (315) 474- 2424 or online: Book your group rate for New York Dental Hygienists’ Association here. More info on hotel here

Conference courses:

Friday, November 2

Plenary: Risk Management (1 p.m.)

Jump in the Water’s Clean + You Can’t See Sterile (3 p.m.)

Forum for RDHs in Public Health Settings: Clinical Lessons from Skilled Nursing Residents (3 p.m.)

Saturday, November 3 

Getting to the Root of Implant Maintenance (8 a.m.)

Infection Control – NYS Licensure Requirement (8 a.m.)

Student Informative Poster Presentation (8 a.m.)

Current Issues in Oral Health and Dental Hygiene Practice – luncheon – keynoter: Mary Otto, author of Teeth; special reg. (12:15 p.m.)

Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet and Combination Antithrombotic Therapies (3 p.m.)

HPV and Oral Cancer (3 p.m.)


About the Conference

2013CEGain multiple CE credits, meet colleagues at social events, visit exhibits of the latest products and services, gain updates on legislative and regulatory issues for dental hygienists, participate in networking and social activities. The conference features multiple continuing education courses presented by experienced New York and national speakers. Here’s a sampling of what attendees said:

“This course gave me a new sense of mission”

“Great presentations and phenomenal speaker”

“Created a great learning environment – encouraged participation and discussion”

“Very informative, slides I have never seen before”


Come support Farmingdale Dental Hygiene students’ poster presentations and receive 1 FREE CE credit for attending.
Additionally, the dental hygiene department is also offering a 2 credit Continuing Education course, titled GEN Z: CHOICES AND CHALLENGES, presented by Lee Somerville from Philips Oral Care, at a reduced fee of $35 (that’s 3 CE credits for $35!!!).
Date: Friday October 26, 2018
Time: GEN Z course: 10 am to 12 pm:
             Research Symposium: 12:00 – 2:00 pm.
For more information or to register, please contact Jessica Kahlj@farmingdale.edu
There will be Vendors, Raffles, and Prizes!


LIDHA Newsletter- May 2018

From The Blog

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