Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association 

(Hygienists of Indiana-Political Action Committee)

What is HI-PAC?

Its purpose is to encourage dental hygienists and other interested persons to inform legislators of current dental hygiene issues. HI-PAC is a voluntary, non-profit committee, which supports the goals of IDHA, but operates independently and autonomously. HI-PAC is not affiliated with any one political party but supports individual candidates who have demonstrated an interest in excellence in dental hygiene. HI-PAC provides support to those candidates and works to encourage other candidates to hear the voice of the dental hygiene profession.

What does HI-PAC do?

Decision making

Legislation and government regulations are affecting the scope and future of the practice of dental hygiene. Important decisions are made concerning health care delivery and dental hygiene practice. We must be an active part of that process.

Voting Isn’t Enough...Lobbying Isn’t Enough

The synergy of hundreds of dental hygienists working together is what it takes for our collective voice to be heard when public officials are debating the future of dental hygiene.

Provides Information

Information about current legislative issues may be obtained from your component Trustee. HI-PAC will equip you with the knowledge necessary to make decisions that will count- for your patients, your profession, and you.

Remains Active

We will encourage members to vote for the candidates who support dental hygiene issues as well as donate money to those candidate’s campaigns.

How Do I Fit In?

As dental hygienists, it is our responsibility to educate legislators of the dental hygiene standard of care. We need to defend the profession we have chosen and try to enhance it by expanding our scope of practice. You can help by becoming a member of HI-PAC and supporting our legislative efforts. Below you will find a response form to be a member. Please detach it and send it to the address above. We want you to help shape the future of dental hygiene.

For more information, please contact one of
your HI-PAC Representatives
via the online
Membership Directory

Committee Members:
Angela Davis, Chair; Amanda Apple, Treasurer; Ingrid Churchill, Diana Lapp, Sandra McIlrath

To donate to HI-PAC:
Please contact
 Amanda Apple, HI-PAC Treasurer. Email:

To be a HI-PAC volunteer: Please contact
IDHA President Heather Taylor
 or Angela Davis, HI-PAC Chair

Click here for the HI-PAC Constitution and Bylaws.


To improve the public’s health, the mission of the Indiana 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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