Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association

IDHA's email:   




IDHA is excited to announce that Governor Pence signed HB1156 this month!  This bill increases continuing education hours for dental hygienists from 14 to 19, increased the number of days a written order (dental prescription) is valid from 45 to 90 days, and urges the creation of an interim committee to review loan forgiveness for dentists and dental hygienists working with Medicaid patients.

Near the close of the legislative session one additional piece of legislation was added to HB 1156 which allows the dental hygienist or dental assistant the opportunity to confer with the dentist if it appears that any health care provider or patient will be harmed.

 IDHA has received several inquiries on HB 1156 regarding the final section and conferring with a dentist due to the recent email sent by the PLA. This portion of the bill was added not for conferring on treatment but on treating a patient that could become combative or violent. As health care providers, we already have the right to confer with the attending dentist on what treatment is absolutely necessary if there is a situation in which a patient could become combative and a provider could be harmed. Adding it to legislation was a formality and doesn't change the current unwritten rights that we have as health care providers. The best examples would be: a child, a mentally unstable patient, or a patient that could not give consent - perhaps they are sedated.

Please feel free to email IDHA with any questions.

PO Box 2324

Portage, In 46368



Announcing IDHA's Professional Development Day


House of Delegates


November 4th and 5th, 2016

Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis

Watch for details very soon!

IDHA President Amanda Apple


IDHA Central Office

PO Box 2324

Portage, IN 46368-2324 

 2015-16 IDHA BOT schedule:  Click here (see note below)

Add April 17th, 7pm, GoToMeeting to dicuss Board Structure--all are invited

also Budget meeting has been changed to July 9th, held in Fort Wayne, location TBA


FOR CE information throughout the state

Several Ethics and IN Law Courses available throughout the state.  Check it out! 


2015 IDHA's Professional Development Day and

House of Delegates 

May 15-16. 2015

Was a huge success! Thank you to our Sponsors:








IDHA Strategic Plan

Core Ideology

Lead the transformation of the dental hygiene profession to improve the public's oral and overall health.

Vision Statement

Dental hygienists are integrated into the healthcare delivery system as essential primary care providers to expand access to oral health care.

Lifelong Learning

IDHA 2014-2019 Goals

1.     Advocacy- The profession of dental hygiene will advance at the state and local level.

2.     Alliances- IDHA is better positioning the profession to be viewed as an integrated part of the healthcare system through strategic partnerships.

3.     Education- Dental hygiene professionals will be prepared for the evolving scope of professional practice and settings.

IDHA 2014-2019 Objectives


1.     Maximize the ability of dental hygienists to take advantage of opportunities in more integrated health systems

2.     Maximize relationships with local and state community representatives

3.     Advocate legislative activities that support IDHA's mission

4.     Raise public awareness of the Indiana dental hygiene profession


1.     Increase strategic partnerships

2.     Strengthen and expand relationships with educators


1.     Expand professional development opportunities for lifelong learners

2.     Build stakeholder knowledge of the profession          

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                   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



                                          Plan to Attend!

Indiana is going to have their own team for the Walk/Run through downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday night.  sign up for TEAM INDIANA






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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