Better Together

The Members and Officers of the Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association Welcome you!

When you join the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association and your local component, you take an important step. Through membership,  you become part of an organization committed to defining what it means to be a champion for oral health. Being represented on a national and state level, you are provided with exhaustive membership benefits and professional security.

Whether you’re a student, teacher, well-established dental hygienist or just embarking on your career, a legislator or political advocate, the benefits of membership are numerous and varied. The key to getting the most value from your membership is to use it. Your membership enables ADHA and MDHA to bring you the resources and shared knowledge to expand your professional potential and further your success.


Through membership, you will help to secure a future for dental hygiene. The MDHA is working to protect the value of your educational credentials and to preserve the integrity of your license in Michigan. Only through uniting in one voice can MDHA continue to represent dental hygienists successfully.

Members receive a subscription to the Journal of Dental Hygiene, ADHA’s official publication that brings you scientific and technical articles on clinical practice, research, and education. In addition, members receive the association’s magazine, Access, which helps you stay on top of the issues that are critical to the dental hygiene profession.

Nationally, ADHA membership offers you a discount on continuing education through self-study courses, and courses the ADHA offers at annual session. MDHA offers continuing education opportunities at state sponsored events throughout the year and many local components offer continuing education lectures as well.

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 will get to network which could lead to employment
opportunities, professional growth in leadership positions, and friendships.

Your membership will provide you with the opportunity to apply for various types of insurance — professional liability, disability and major medical—at competitive premiums.