The Long Island Dental Hygienists’ Association, known as LIDHA, has no affiliation with the Long Island Dental Hygienists’ Forum, known as LIDHF.
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LIDHA hosts spotlights to show appreciation for our members!

2021 Graduate Spotlight:

Click here to read more about our past Sunday stars!

Past Spotlights:
2021 Member Spotlights
June and July Class of 2020 Spotlights

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LIDHA has been in contact with The New York Dental Hygienists’ Association (NYDHA) who have been working closely with the ADHA advocating for dental hygienists across New York state during this unprecedented time. NYDHA is at the forefront of developments, diligently monitoring the COVID-19 situation and actions of government and healthcare entities daily. At a time when the needs and concerns of NYS dental hygienists are high, NYDHA provides a strong voice. NYDHA’s advocacy initiatives have achieved milestones for the practice of the dental hygiene profession in recent years, and they continue to provide NYS dental hygienists with groundbreaking leadership. Visit NYDHA’s website for the latest in professional, educational, and legislative information:

June 2021

NYDHA is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and actions of government and healthcare entities on a daily basis and advocating for NYS dental hygienists.

NEW: Governor Cuomo announced that New York State will end the state COVID-19 disaster emergency after Thursday, June 24. Federal CDC guidance will remain in effect, which includes masks for unvaccinated individuals, as well as all riders on public transit and in certain settings, such as health care, nursing homes, correctional facilities, and homeless shelters. State and local government health departments will still be able to ensure mask rules and other health precautions are adhered to in those settings. Read more

On May 11, the NYS Health Dept. eliminated from its guidance the 15-minute wait rule for cleaning dental operatories after a patient’s dental visit. Other protocols remain in place. See Interim Guidance for Dentistry and Reopening NY Dentistry Guidelines.

Get the Vaccine: Dental hygienists are in the NYS Phase 1A priority group (healthcare workers) for receiving the vaccine. See Am I Eligible?

Give the Vaccine: Dental hygienists who have a restricted local infiltration anesthesia/nitrous oxide analgesia certificate and basic CPR certification can administer the vaccine with DOH online training. See training information.

Visit NYDHA’s website for more information:

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Daily ADHA COVID-19 Updates


NEW: The NYDHA 2021 Empire Conference will be held virtually on Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24. Watch for course, speaker and registration updates.

The 2021 House of Delegates will meet virtually on Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7.