Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association 



for the


Nov. 2-3, 2018!

 a Game Changer and download the

 registration brochure

which contains the registration form,

 or click on the following link to go to the 

News/Events & CE page for additional details.


The fifth legislative update for 2018 is here!

Check out the LATEST on
HOUSE BILL 1116 - Access Practice Agreements

Click here to go to our Legislative page and learn more.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 year of the Indiana Dental Hygienists’ Association. I couldn’t be more excited about the activities and direction of our organization. The dental hygiene profession will grow exponentially in the near future and greater employment and educational opportunities are within grasp! Consider the remarkable transition of healthcare delivery happening in medicine. There is a great shift from healthcare systems that treat sickness and illness to systems that effectively prevent the diseases and keep populations healthy! Interesting research is revealing the benefits of accountable care organizations, where multiple clinicians of various disciplines, work together to improve the health of the community. These providers are being evaluated on the QUALITY of care they provide and not the QUANTITY of their care. That means providers are interested in measures that help reduce the burdens and risks of chronic diseases. For these providers to deliver true patient-centered care while addressing population health needs, healthcare will need to consider oral health and the impact of dental and periodontal disease on systemic conditions. Diabetes is one chronic disease on the rise and of great concern to medical providers. What do we know is something that helps regulate glycemic control in diabetic patients? Regular preventive periodontal non-surgical therapies of course! As hygienists, we should be marketing our worth not just to dentists and patients, but to other providers!

I foresee a future where the dental hygienist will be working in primary care as the “Oral Health Specialist” in a team of interprofessional collaborators. Think of all the chronic diseases that are so expensive in today’s healthcare system and have an association with periodontal or dental diseases.

Think dental hygienists working alongside physicians is a pipe dream? Then check out this article from the American Dental Association News Page.

Healthcare costs are unsustainable. There is a great push towards prevention of disease. YOU are the prevention specialists of dental care. YOUR role in future healthcare delivery cannot be understated! Now come join us as we revolutionize our profession. Become a GAME CHANGER! Be part of something bigger! And stay ahead of what is really happening in medical/dental healthcare by learning about it through your association and membership!


Heather L. Taylor, MPH, LDH
IDHA President (2017-2018)

Game Changers Wanted!


IDHA Central Office
1350-C Southport Road
Indianapolis, IN 46217

Click here for:  IDHA 2016-2017 Calendar revised

   IDHA Annual Session/General Assembly 

November 3-4, 2017

Thank you to our Sponsors!






2017 Exhibitors



Midway Dental Supply


Young Dental

 ADHA's 95th Annual Conference 2018

Event Dates/Location:

June 20 - 25, 2018

Columbus, OH

Venue: Columbus Convention Center

Headquarters Hotel: Hyatt Columbus & Hilton Columbus

Registration/CE Seminar/Event Tickets & Housing Open January 2018


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                   Click here to access:  Job Line form.pdf

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 re-submission 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.

    ADHA Membership application (Dec 2016)

                                 Meet IDHA's Executive Director


                                             Barbara L. Owens

Barb has worked with nonprofits the majority of her career and in the association management environment for over 22 years, predominately in the membership and event planning areas.  Barb has a passion for serving others and considers herself blessed to be able to work with nonprofit organizations whose missions she can endorse. That passion extended to volunteer work as a client advocate for a local Pregnancy Resource Center while living in St. Louis for the past eight years. She also has been active in women's and children's ministries at her home church. Barb loves spending time with her three precious grandchildren and is an amateur photographer, using her photos in ways that bless others and chronicle her family's history. While in St. Louis, Barb worked 15 months for Central Office Management Solutions (COMS) and was assigned the Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association as her client. Having recently returned to Indianapolis, she is excited to once again have the opportunity to work with IDHA.






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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