University of Southern Indiana

Student Organization

Student Member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA)

Student Member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA), or SADHA, is a category of membership within the American Dental Hygienists' Association. ADHA is an association dedicated to the advancement and promotion of dental hygiene. ADHA is the association of your profession.

You have taken a significant step in your future and have chosen to enter an important role in the oral health care profession. Whether you have just started school, or are close to graduation, SADHA is your critical link to the dental hygiene profession.

You are the primary driving force in your association and the essential foundation upon which the future of dental hygiene is based.

Online ADHA USI Student Chapter Membership Application

Benefits of Student Membership in ADHA
As a student member, you are provided with invaluable opportunities to preview your career as a dental hygienist. Your affiliation with ADHA will help secure the success of your future in dental hygiene.

Scholarships - The ADHA Institute for Oral Health offers a variety of scholarship programs and research grants for students seeking careers in dental hygiene.

Recognition in Your Field - Membership in ADHA provides opportunities for professional growth and recognition. Leadership opportunities are available at every level of membership.

Countless Networking Opportunities - Join over 35,000 of your colleagues who have made the commitment to dental hygiene and to ADHA. Members at the state and local levels meet regularly to discuss ideas, information, and to share experiences.

Employment Assistance - ADHA offers national advertising and employment reference materials to assist students upon graduation.

Job Security - Once you've found a job, ADHA is right there helping to monitor legislative efforts to impact government activities that affect the practice of dental hygiene.

Financial Security - ADHA provides members with affordable, professional liability insurance, as well as group health, automobile, term life and disability insurance. You are also eligible to apply for a student MasterCard.

Continuing Education - ADHA helps you stay abreast of the issues affecting the dental hygiene profession. Student Members are eligible to receive a 25% discount on self-study continuing education programs. Students will also receive information about the ADHA's Annual Session.

After graduation...
Upon graduation from an accredited program in dental hygiene, you will be eligible to become an Active Member of ADHA. Active Membership will entitle you to all the benefits you received as a student, and many more.

The following services were designed especially for you, the dental hygiene professional:

  • Countless educational programs, workshops and conferences to keep you informed of changes and advancements in your profession, and to help keep your license current
  • State constituent and local component member services and benefits
  • Representation of your professional opinions in legislative action affecting your patients as well as your profession
  • Group insurance policies at competitive rates
  • Innovative self-study and continuing education programs

Membership in your professional association demonstrates your commitment to excellence and the highest standards of preventive oral health care.


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