How to Apply for Membership:

Joining the dental hygienists’ association provides tripartite membership in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Dental Hygienists’ Association of the State of New York (DHASNY), and Mid-Hudson Dental Hygienists’ Association.
To apply, you can either (1) download and complete this printable application or (2) do so on line here. During the on-line application process, you will be asked to create a login and password. Note that there is an option for quarterly payments.
Temporary membership cards for active members and membership cards for members who use the quarterly payment plans are on line at the ADHA; login to your member record and select "membership card" for a card that can be saved or prin
Opportunity to Go Green:  Through ADHA, you can enroll in the "Evergreen" renewal program to have your annual ADHA membership dues automatically renewed for you through its automated payment system. Your dues will be automatically renewed this year and every year there after with the credit card that ADHA has on file for you unless you notify otherwise. Please Note, before your card is charged you will receive an email notification 30 days prior to your scheduled payment date.  To enroll just send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line of "Evergreen Renewal" and say YES to enroll today please include ID number, card type, the last 4 digits of the credit card and expiration date.

Benefits of Membership

Learn about the value of your membership in ADHA

Exclusive Membership Rights:

Only ADHA members may receive ADHA/ DHASNY / Local Component benefits. Only members may serve in voluntary and elected positions.


 Members receive expert representation on workplace, professional and licensing issues, as well as access to oral health before the New York State Legislature, state regulatory agencies, and Congress. Through our Advocacy and Public Policy Program, we promote measures to maximize use of the experience and education of dental hygienists.


MHDHA has retooled its web site – - and electronic alerts to increase communications about what’s happening, what MHDHA is doing on your behalf, opportunities for you to get involved and express your perspectives, and shine a spotlight of appreciation on members of the profession for their exemplary work for oral health.

Continuing Education and Empire Conference: 

As a member, gain reduced fees for sponsored continuing education programs, including special member rates for the statewide Empire Conference.  The Conference provides multiple CE credits in two days, practical information you can put to use and public policy updates, featuring nationally recognized speakers, as well as student table clinics and of New York State and exhibits of oral health products and services. Local components also sponsor CE programs throughout the year across the state.

On-line Continuing Education:

 DHASNY (Dental Hygienists’ Association of The State of New York) members can access a wide array of continuing education programs on line through at discounted rates. 

Professional and Public Service: 

DHASNY members have opportunities to serve on special task forces and public service projects designed to advance oral health access, consumer information, and the profession. You can make contributions to oral health standards through professional and public service activities conducted by DHASNY or your local component. Professional membership builds an identity for you and the dental hygiene profession. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check on current opportunities.

Home, Rent, and Auto Insurance: 

DHASNY is partnering with Liberty Mutual to offer our members special discounted rates on Auto, Home and Renters Insurance. This special rate comes from a company that has been leading the industry in safety advancements since 1912. Find out more and get a free quote from Liberty Mutual. Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.


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 pla n.

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 Rewards Credit Card

Air travel? Check. Cash back? Check? Cool Merchandise? Check. Request the credit card that lets you choose your rewards. The ADHA Platinum Plus® MasterCard® credit card provides you with many rewards options. Plus, a contribution is made to ADHA with each newly opened and active account.

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.

Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Annual Session

 With many hands-on, lab-based continuing education courses, CLL is a wonderful opportunity to see how cutting-edge education can be applied to everyday practice. This year’s CLL will feature Six Program Tracks with a variety of course offerings so that every attendee from students and new hygienists to educators, researchers, clinical practicing hygienists and our life-long members will walk away with invaluable knowledge on the latest trends and techniques in the dental hygiene practice. The 2012 meeting will be held June 13-19, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ. Visit: for more information on the 2012 CLL at the 89th Annual Session.

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. 

Dental Instruments

ADHA Members now have exclusive access to order products directly from Henry Schein Dental! The ADHA Formulary was created to meet the needs of today’s hygienist. In the product catalog you’ll find great savings on superior products that will help you deliver the best quality care to your patients, plus discounts and free gifts! Access the online catalog by clicking the banner. More information

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

Discount Loupes

ADHA is proud to have Orascoptic as our official loupe sponsor. For over twenty years, Orascoptic has provided loupes, lighting systems, and ergonomically sound operator's chairs for dental professionals that make everyday practice easier and more exacting. Renowned for quality craftsmanship, the company continues to remain on the forefront of new technology that will enhance your career and the quality of patient care. More information
ADHA members can receive a 10% (or greater) discount off retail pricing on all Orascoptic loupes and have the option for a nine (9) month interest free payment plan. Additionally, all members will receive a $100 dollar discount off retail pricing on all Orascoptic LED light systems.

Discount Scrubs from Tafford Uniforms

For more than 20 years dental professionals have turned to the Tafford brand for scrubs and uniforms that incorporate the style, comfort, and individuality of sportswear and still function in a fast-paced work environment. Today, Tafford is a recognized leader in service, style, and innovation with hundreds of thousands of customers ordering their professional wardrobes exclusively from Tafford. ADHA members automatically receive 10% off all purchases of Tafford Scrubs, Uniforms, and Lab Coats. Access your discount by visiting the Tafford online store. Or by calling Tafford directly @ 1-888-TAFFORD (823-3673). Discounts

ADHA has partnered with Brown & Herbranson Imaging, Inc. ("B&H") and their wholly-owned subsidiary eHuman ( to bring members a wide variety of products. eHuman provides 3-D interactive technologies, software simulators, and electronic curricula systems and best-in-class digital libraries of human anatomy to the spatially-complex field of dentistry. The following products are available at a discount to our members:
3-D Tooth Atlas v.5.0 - Hygiene Edition
3-D Tooth Atlas v.5.1
3-D Skull Atlas v.1.0
Bassett Online Dissection
Electronic Atlas of the Human Occlusion and the Temporomandibular Joint
For more information on eHuman products please visit

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.

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.

Quick Series Guide to Oral Health

Developed with the ADHA Department of Education the Quick Series guide to Oral Health describes how tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer all pose threats to your oral health. More information can be found by visiting: ADHA members can contact ADHA for special offers on bulk orders of 100 or more.

**"Best Available Rate" is defined as the best, non-qualified, publicly available rate on the Internet for the hotel, date and accommodations requested. The discount for International properties may be less than or equal to 10% of Best Available Rate.  Certain restrictions apply.  To redeem this offer, click our URL link on Organization’s website or call the hotel brand phone number above and give ID at the time of reservation.  Offer not valid if hotel is called directly, caller must use toll free numbers listed above.  Advanced reservations are required.  Offer is subject to availability at participating locations and some blackout dates may apply.   Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers, or special promotions.  Discounts vary by location and time of year.  Offer is void where prohibited by law and has no cash value.


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