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Representing over 1,300 Dental Hygienists across the state of Maine and Providing Safe, Effective, Quality Care for Patients
Our Mission

The ADHA's core ideology is focused on leading the transformation of the public's oral and overall health. The ADHA's vision is that dental hygienists are integrated into the health care delivery system as essential primary care providers to expand access to oral health care. The mission of ADHA is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene. We work to: 

  • ​Ensure access to quality oral health care
  • Increase awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention
  • Promote the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research
  • Represent and promote the interests of dental hygienists
"Proud Past and Unlimited Future"
2017 Board Meeting Dates: January 6, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 9.
Improving Maine's 
Oral Health Since 1926!
Join MDHA/ADHA to support the Profession of Dental Hygiene!
Membership is a tool to network with educated professionals in the Dental field. Membership is also a great opportunity to stay informed and earn continuing education credits.
2015-2016 Legislation:
LD 918: IPDH can take x-rays statewide (3/13/15)

LD 91: Dental Hygienists' can prescribe (5000ppm) fluoride dentrifice & antibacterial rinse (7/8/15)

LD 1596: An Act To Revise The Laws Regarding Dental Practices (4/5/16)

LD 1596 - An Act To Revise The laws Regarding Dental Practices
1. Board of Dental Examiners is now the Board of Dental Practice.
2. You now have ONLY 10 days (instead of 30) to inform the Board of a change in name/address.
3. Public Health Dental Hygienist interested in IPDH
    a. BS 2,000 hours in 4 years
    b. AS 5,000 hours in 6 years