The Privileges of Membership

  • Security. Through ADHA membership, you will help to secure a future for dental hygiene.  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.
  • Legislative Updates. ADHA monitors all state and federal legislative and regulatory trends as they relate to dental hygiene, and maintains state files on dental hygiene practice acts as well as rules and regulations from state boards.
  • Access to Information – Members receive access to the Journal of Dental Hygiene, ADHA’s official online publication that brings you scientific and technical articles on clinical practice, research, and education.  In addition, you will receive the national association’s magazine, Access, that helps you stay current on issues that are critical to the dental hygiene profession.
  • Professional Contacts. 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.  By attending local, state, and national membership functions, you have the opportunity to form new friendships and develop professional contacts.
  • Leadership Opportunities.Becoming active in ADHA gives you the opportunity to acquire and develop new skills and interests.
  • Recognition. You can make contributions to your community’s oral health standards through professional activities with your local association.  Professional membership builds an identity for you and the dental hygiene field.

Some of the Tangible Benefits of Membership

ADHA offers its members a wide variety of benefits specifically designed to help better Empower, Support and Develop YOU! ADHA has partnered with the following affiliates, keeping in mind what our members have expressed as beneficial to their everyday lives. These benefits are applicable both personally and professionally. All ADHA members are eligible to receive the following benefits:

Information on how to redeem the following benefits can be found by logging into your member’s only account and clicking on the member resources page. For instructions on how to access your account please visit:

Access magazine covers key dental hygiene issues in trend pieces that provide a balanced examination of all sides, while presenting dental hygiene and ADHA’s positions, and advocating on behalf of the profession. The magazine also maintains a strong focus on federal and state developments and provides readers with the latest in clinical topics.

ADHA Career Resource Center
ADHA is proud to announce a new career resource center to help guide dental hygienists to a position that fits their personal needs. is your one stop shop to find career opportunities across the country. Dental hygienists are able to post their resumes and search through job postings and qualification requirements, all at no cost. Members are also able to post positions at a discounted rate.

ADHA Discount Rx Program
All ADHA members are eligible to receive a FREE discount pharmacy card. Our card is accepted at over 59,000 pharmacies nationwide. Names like Albertson’s, CVS, Kmart, Osco, Kroger, Publix, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreen’s and Wal-Mart all accept the AME Benefits Prescription Discount Card. ADHA members will save up to 55% on generic drugs and up to 15% on brand name drugs. Members can use this card even if they have a prescription benefit through their employer or if their plan has caps on their annual benefit. Medicare Part D recipients can use the AME Prescription Discount Card to cover gaps in their coverage or for drugs not covered by their plan.

ADHA Online offers a wealth of resources and information available exclusively to members, as well as consumers, other health professionals, legislators and the news media. Some of the topics covered are oral health, education, governmental affairs, public health, ADHA news, industry news and event news, such as information about Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Annual Session.

ADHA Wireless Program
Huge savings on phones and accessories at the ADHA Wireless Center – up to $100 on selected phones, many phones free and exclusive rebates puts cash back into your pocket! Shop and compare from a vast selection of carriers and products. You’ll get the same great rate from the carrier you choose, plus a better phone at a better price.

Continuing Education
Current members receive discounts on continuing education through online courses, Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Annual Session, as well as constituent and component continuing education functions.
Discounted Auto Insurance
ADHA has a special discount program available for all members with GEICO insurance. GEICO provides auto insurance to over 9 million customers across the country and provides 24-hour service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. By taking advantage of the ADHA group affiliation every member is eligible for an 8% savings (in most states).

Discounted Car Rental Available Through Hertz
ADHA members are welcome to take advantage a special 10% discount off all Hertz standard cars and a minimum discount of 5% on all Leisure rental rates. This discount can be used at all Hertz locations.

Discount Membership Mall
ADHA members now have access to a wide variety of discounted products and services through SmartSavings! SmartSavings is a discount marketplace that provides members with access to hundreds of brand name retailers and local merchants – all from one website. Special offers and discounts that you won’t find anywhere else from clothing to vacations, event tickets and computers; you’ll find it all on SmartSavings! Visit: for more information. ADHA Members can find the access code by logging into the member’s only section at

Employment Assistance
ADHA is your professional partner supplying you with information on dental hygiene employment trends, a listing of accredited dental hygiene programs and state licensing authorities for entry into the profession. If you’re moving out of state, we can put you in touch with an ADHA hygienist in your new locale who can help you find work and navigate local regulations. Members also have the benefit of our Employment Reference Guide and sample resumes and contract templates all available on the member resources section of

Employment Reference Guide
We understand finding employment is a major undertaking, and we want our members to conduct the most effective job search possible. With the Employment Resource Guide our members have tips and examples to walk them through each step of the process, including where to find job postings, resume writing, interview skills, contract negotiation, independent practice and licensure in states across the nation.

Hotel Discount Program
As a member of the ADHA you will receive an additional 10% off the “Best Available Rate”** at participating locations every time you travel.

Whether you are looking for an upscale hotel, an all-inclusive resort or something more cost-effective, we have the right hotel for you… and at the right price. So start saving now. Call our special member benefits hotline and reserve your room today at one of these fine hotels:

Baymont Inns
Days Inn®
Howard Johnson®
Knights Inn®
Super 8®
Wingate By Wyndham®
Wyndham Hotels

Institute for Oral Health
Members may apply for research grants and over 20 different scholarships through ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health (IOH). The IOH encourages and promotes professional excellence through scholarships and quality research in collaboration with ADHA.

Members have access to a variety of insurance policies through Marsh Affinity Group Services. In collaboration with Marsh Insurance ADHA has approved an insurance package specifically designed for the dental hygienist. With ADHA’s Professional Liability Insurance from Marsh, you’ll be financially protected in case you are named in litigation. > More information

Journal of Dental Hygiene
The Journal of Dental Hygiene (JDH), dental hygiene’s premier research publication, provides original research conducted and presented by dental hygienists in the profession. JDH is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal published on a quarterly basis. JDH is an online-only publication, available on a password-protected secure server to all ADHA members and JDH subscribers.

Leadership Opportunities
Becoming active in ADHA provides you with the opportunity to acquire and develop new skills and interests. Leadership opportunities offer interested members opportunities at local component levels all the way to the ADHA National Board of Trustees. The possibilities are unlimited.