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					American Dental Hygienists’ Association




   Supporting, Empowering and Developing YOU!
      What is ADHA?
The largest professional organization
  representing the interests of dental
              hygienists
Dental Hygiene Careers

           Clinician
           Public Health
           Educator
           Researcher
           Corporate
           Lobbyist
           ADHP
           Clinician
• Settings
 -Dental Offices
 -Hospitals
 -Colleges/Universities
 -Clinics
• Practices
  -Private
 -Corporate
                   Clinician
• Underserved Populations
  -Special Needs
 -Geriatric
 -Low Income
• Practices
  -Hospital
 -Independent

  January 2011, Access by Denise M Bowen, RDH,
  MS, The Future of the Dental Hygienist in the
  Provision of Special Care
Public Health

Types of Programs
• Government or non-profit funded
• Community Health Centers

Your Role
• Clinician
• Administrator
 Dental Hygiene Educator
• 88% of DH instructors are dental
  hygienists
• 10% plan to retire
   in next five years
• New qualified instructors
  -Technology savy

 Sept/Oct 2010 Access by Amy E Coplen, RDH,
 MS, The Need for New Qualified Dental
 Hygiene Educators
        Researcher
• Types of Research
   – Qualitative
   – Quantitative

• Researchers work for:
  – Colleges/Universities
  – Corporations
  – Governmental Agencies
  – Nonprofit Organizations
           Corporate
• Sales Representative

• Product Manager

• Corporate Educator

• Marketing Specialist
                Lobbyist
• Advocate for oral
  health

• Change Agent

• Protecting your
  investments

• Typically not full time
 Advancing the Profession
Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner (ADHP)
• New career option
• Master’s level educated dental hygienist
• Additional clinical skills
   – Minimally invasive restorative
   – Limited prescriptive authority
   – Limited extractions
• Additional Competencies
   – Business management
   – Public health policy development
   – Research
 Advancing the Profession
Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner (ADHP)

• Akin to nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant in
  medicine
   – Mid-level models have long been successful in
     medicine

• Creates new opportunities for dental hygienists
   – Career ladder similar to that in nursing
   – Potential for additional job opportunities as the
     number of dental hygienists continues to grow
ADHA Student Membership

     Supporting
     Empowering
        and
     Developing
       YOU!
Awards, Opportunities
  and Scholarships
  • Student Presentations
     – Table Clinics & Poster
       Sessions
  • Student Delegates/Alternates
  • Student Advisory Board
  • Institute for Oral Health
    (IOH) Scholarships
Stay in the Loop
   Expand your Network
• Join ADHA on Facebook, YouTube, &
  Twitter
• Center for Lifelong Learning at Annual
  Session
• Regional, State, & Local meetings
    Take the Next Step

• Transition to Active Membership
• Employment Reference Guide
• Online ADHA Career Center
• Discounts on scrubs, loupes, car
  insurance and more
• Full time staff to answer your
  licensure questions
Questions?

				
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