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Student Chapter Requirements

In order to become a student chapter, your group must:

  • Be affiliated with a dental hygiene education program

  • Have a student advisor

  • Have a student president who is a member of ADHA. (Contact ADHA if you do not currently have a student president, and we can help!)

  • Maintain at least 10 active student members



Student chapter benefits:

  • Have your chapter featured on the ADHA website

  • Network and collaborate with other chapters across the country

  • Access to chapter toolkit – updated annually with helpful resources for your group

  • Opportunity to host a takeover on ADHA Instagram

  • Eligible to enter our annual Student Chapter Video Competition and ADHA Outstanding Student Chapter Awards to win money for your chapter

  • Special perks during the official ADHA Student Proud Week each April

  • Student Chapters must register or renew annually. The registration period is open from August 1 through October 1.



student membership:


Enrolled as an RDH Student?

Get a head start on your RDH career by becoming a student member and getting involved with ADHA. Students enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program or pursuing a complementary bachelor’s or graduate degree can receive the benefits enjoyed by the pros, for a super affordable rate. You can:

  • Join for one year for $85

  • Get a two-year membership for just $150 – plus save an extra $10 off your ADHA National Board Review Course!

  • New! Two-year membership + NBR course bundle for $185!


Students can join as a student member and provide payment at that time. Simply have your students follow these steps:

     1. Go to

     2. Click “Join Now” and then “Create an Account.”

     3. Complete this page with your contact information and create a username and


     4. Pick “Student Membership” on the next screen.

     5. Complete the following page which requests an alternate email address and

          educational information (required).

     6. Continue on to finalize your membership and submit a payment with a credit card.


ADHA will periodically send student membership rosters to student advisors to ensure that all students are accounted for. We ask that when received you check these over carefully to ensure that students’ information is correct and up to date. You can also request a roster any time by emailing

Questions? Please contact ADHA at or (312) 440-8900.

Students-Only Bonus!

After graduating with a dental hygiene degree, ADHA offers student members a FREE TRIAL PROFESSIONAL membership! Keep the benefits rolling with no additional cost for networking and kicking off your career the right way. 


AND! Students who are members when the graduate are eligible to receive a special graduation gift from ADHA and the HuFriedyGroup.

adha Student Delegate Application

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