Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association


Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association



   IDHA Professional Development Day


68th House of Delegates

May 16-17, 2014

Indiana Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis


click here for:  2014 IDHA Annual Session Brochure                      

Click here for Registration form:  2014 IDHA Annual Session Registration Page

(Print out form and mail to IDHA Central Office with payment)   

(Convention Center Website with floor plan)
(Convention Center Website)
Hotel Information for IDHA attendees

The Westin Hotel Indianapolis

50 South Capital Ave

Indianapolis, IN

Reservation Procedures:  Individual reservations may be made through the Central Reservations Office at 1-800-228-3000, prior to April 17, 2014. Please state you are with the Indiana Dental Hygienists’ Association to get the group rate and be counted towards IDHA room Block. Rooms are on a first come basis; therefore make your reservation.


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View:  IDHA Student Power Point 2013


IDHA Meeting Schedule:  2013-14 IDHA Meeting Schedule


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Legislative Update #11

The conference committee report for HB 1061 was adopted by the Senate 48-0 and the House 98-0 in the final hours of the 2014 legislative session. While the journey of the bill was long and arduous, we are proud to say that with the diligent work of many people, we have advanced the profession of dental hygiene! A BIG thank you to the professionals, who made this happen!

It is VERY important to remember that this new law does not go into effect until JULY 1, 2014.

The bill in its entirety can be read at this link:

Thank you EVERYONE that supported this effort by sending emails and words of encouragement as HB 1061 made its journey from the Legislative Committee at IDHA all the way to Indiana Governor Pence's desk for signing into law. The journey was intense and difficult. Thank you Steve Beebe, who worked diligently to get this done for the hygienists of Indiana. Thank you, Ed Popcheff and the members of IDA for helping make this bill acceptable to Indiana dentists. And most all, we have many thanks for the legislators of the House and Senate, especially Representative David Frizzell, Representative Robin Shackleford, Rep. Hal Slager, Rep. Sheila Klinker, Sen. Jean Leising, Sen. Jean Breaux and Senator Pat Miller for their willingness to hear us and see HB 1061 through the legislative journey.

Melissa Spriggs, LDH, BGS IDHA President


Melissa Spriggs, IDHA President
As your President I am honored to represent the dental hygiene profession and dental hygienists in Indiana.
 I am committed to leading this Association in a direction that allows continued growth of our profession.

PO Box 2324

Portage, IN 46368-2324


Ronda L. Worden, Executive Director


(Officer Contact information listed under tab, About IDHA, Officers & Councils)

                   Click here to complete and submit the Job Line form.

IDHA will make every effort to post employment forms within 24 hours. 

        Hygienists can view job postings in the Member Only section.

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Employment information for IDHA Members can also be listed on our page, "Hygienists Seeking Employment".  Just download the form and email it to IDHA and your information will get posted!

IDHA will make every effort to post employment forms within 24 hours.  All postings will be removed on a February/August rotation.  No reminders will be sent out.  No applications will be kept on file and resubmission will be necessary. 

Email addresses are vital to our organization! This is the primary (and economical) way that IDHA communicates with hygienists.
By providing us with all of your current contact information, especially email address, we are able to keep members informed
of important announcements and breaking news for our profession and organization.


The primary way IDHA will contact non-members is by email. Non-members may occasionally receive hard copy messages from IDHA. As a non-member, you may be able to get some information about IDHA events by viewing our
 Continuing Education Page and our News Page. You can also call IDHA’s Office for information, 219-798-2340. 

Click here for an application for ADHA Membership







To improve the public’s health, the mission of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association is to advance
the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care, increasing awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education,
licensure, practice and research, and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.

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