Being a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) offers numerous benefits, opportunities, and advantages for dental hygienists on the National and State level. When you become a member of ADHA you also become a member of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association (MDHA) State Constituent. Joining ADHA is easy. Just follow this link: https://www.adha.org/membership/. ADHA Membership dues are calculated based upon your location and include constituent dues.
Here are some of the key reasons why being a member of ADHA and MDHA are important:
Networking Opportunities: ADHA and MDHA provide a platform for individuals to connect with peers, colleagues, and industry experts. Networking can lead to valuable contacts, partnerships, and career opportunities.
Professional Development: ADHA and MDHA offer resources such as workshops, seminars, webinars, and conferences that can help members stay updated on industry trends, acquire new skills, and enhance their knowledge.
Continuing Education: ADHA and MDHA offer access to educational resources, certifications, and training programs that can help members maintain or advance their professional qualifications.
Advocacy and Representation: ADHA and MDHA advocate for the interests of their members, both at the industry and government levels. Together we can influence policy, regulations, and legislation that affect their respective professions.
Information and Research: ADHA and MDHA provide members with access to research, publications, journals, and industry-specific information that can help them make informed decisions in their careers.
Career Advancement: Being part of ADHA and MDHA can enhance your professional credibility and reputation. It may also open doors to job opportunities, promotions, and leadership roles within your field.
Industry Insights: ADHA and MDHA provide members with insights into industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies, helping them stay competitive in their careers.
Mentorship and Support: ADHA and MDHA offer mentorship programs, which can be invaluable for individuals looking to learn from experienced professionals and navigate their careers more effectively.
Access to Resources: ADHA and MDHA provides access to specialized resources, such as templates, toolkits, and research databases, which can save members time and effort in their work.
Ethical Standards: ADHA and MDHA have codes of ethics or conduct that members are expected to adhere to, promoting professional integrity and accountability within the industry.
Community and Camaraderie: Being part of ADHA and MDHA can create a sense of belonging and camaraderie among members, fostering a supportive community where individuals can share experiences and challenges.
Industry Recognition: Membership in ADHA and MDHA can enhance your professional credibility and demonstrate your commitment to your field to employers, clients, and peers.
Access to Job Opportunities: ADHA and MDHA provides access to job boards or career centers where members can find job listings and employment opportunities specifically tailored to their industry.
Additional membership benefits may be found at https://massdha.org/membership/professional/
Being a member of your professional association can provide you with a wide range of benefits, from networking and education to advocacy and career advancement. It’s a valuable investment in your professional growth and development.
We are looking forward to joining such an amazing group of professionals.
Kristeen Perry DHSc, RDH