To continue to move the profession of dental hygiene forward we need to continue increasing our members. Learn more about the benefits of membership in belonging to MDHA.


Contact the MDHA Officers and Council Chairs or Component Trustees and get Component Information


The Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association has six Councils:
For more information on a council or to join a council, email Joyce Losen at Central Office.


Visit the ADHA website for information on:

  • Oral Health tips
  • Potential Problems
  • Easy Instructions
  • Spanish Language materials
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Poster Downloads

MI Department of Community Health – Oral Health Program
February 2012
“Brushing Up on Oral Health”
Quarterly Newsletter
MI Department of Community Health Website
HHS and EPA announce new scientific assessments and actions on fluoride
Thu, 06 Jan 2011
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today are announcing important steps to ensure that standards and guidelines on fluoride in drinking water continue to protect the American people while promoting good dental health, especially in children. HHS is proposing that the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water can be set at the lowest end of the current optimal range to prevent tooth decay, and EPA is initiating review of the maximum amount of fluoride allowed in drinking water.
Press Release


Oral Health America (OHA) has launched a new site, ToothWisdom.org, a first-of-its-kind website focusing on older adults and oral health. The site connects older adults and their caregivers to local care and education about the oral health issues they face, the importance of continuing prevention as we age, and the overall impact of oral health on overall health. In conjunction with the site, OHA is releasing A State of Decay, a report that analyzes the variables impacting older adult oral health. ADHA is a key partner OHA’s efforts to address the issues facing older adults and oral health through Tooth Wisdom and A State of Decay and we encourage everyone to spread the word about these important resources. Visit Tooth Wisdom to learn more.
Smoking Cessation Information Smoke Free
The National Spit Tobacco Education Program. A great resource for the consumer and professional alike.


National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center’s Web site.


The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is proud to announce its formal partnership with the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) for the creation of the ADHA Toothfairy Campaign. Under the umbrella of the Dental Hygienist Toothfairy Campaign established by the NCOHF, the ADHA campaign will provide five dental hygiene schools throughout the country with the necessary funding to become NCOHF affiliates and to work with children in their community to provide them indispensable dental care and education.


Dental Therapist Advocacy Information


  • Communication Council
    Scope: This Association’s Publications for Communicating with Hygienists
  • Education Council
    Scope of Council: RDH Education and Competence
  • Finance Council
    Scope: Financial Responsibility for this Association
  • Legislative Council
    Scope: MDHA’s Legislative Activities
  • Membership Council
    Scope: Membership in this Association
  • Public Health Council
    Scope: Current Issues in Public Health