MDHA Student Summit

Join us for the 2023 MDHA Student Summit!

Our 4th Annual Student Summit is coming for all Dental Hygiene students in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine!

Summit Details

  • When: April 1, 2023
  • Time: 9am – 2pm
  • Where: MCHPS Ballroom, 10 Lincoln Square, Worcester, MA
  • Registration: Please see your SADHA Advisors regarding registration information

We are welcoming all District I Dental Hygiene Schools to our Student Summit: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. We want to welcome back those students who have attended in the past and introduce ourselves to the 1st year students.

You can expect:

  • Mini Board Review
  • Giveaways, Giveaways, Giveaways
  • Great Speakers
  • Activities
  • Mini Exhibit Hall
  • Networking with other students/schools

We also will be continuing the tradition in bringing donated homecare supplies, to help the non-profit, Hope&Comfort. Whatever school brings the most donations will receive a prize!



Check back for details!

Summit Spotlight Speaker

Amanda Hill

Course: JOB TALK

The job-seeking process is a stressful time. What do I wear? What questions should I ask?  How do I make my resume stand out? 

We all want to put our best foot forward to land that next job (or first job!). But we must remember the interview process is a two-way street. As a candidate, it’s as important to find a job that fits as it is for a dental practice to find a great hire.  

In this dynamic presentation, we’ll cover the key steps to finding a job you love – from writing a winning resume to navigating the job interview and negotiating the offer, and free tools you can use right now to find the best fit for you!


  • Identify critical points of an effective resume
  • Discuss effective interview techniques
  • Utilize assessments to understand yourself and the work environment

Speaker Bio: I’m Amanda – registered dental hygienist, Clinical Education Manager for Young Innovations, industry educator, key opinion leader, speaker, writer, blogger, lifelong learner and kindness spreader.

Student Awards

Each Year, the MDHA Provides an
Academic Scholarship to a Graduating Student

Submit to Amy Willor:
[email protected]

Deadline for Application: March 1, 2023

Application Criteria:

• Applicants must be a permanent resident of Massachusetts regardless of school choice.
• Applicants must be entering at least their second year in an accredited Dental Hygiene program. Graduating hygienists pursuing higher degrees in dental hygiene, public health or research may also apply.
• A current transcript must be submitted (an unofficial transcript is sufficient). The cumulative average must be 3.2 or higher.
• Two letters of recommendation from Program Directors or faculty of the applicant’s school will be required.
• Applicants must write a personal statement indicating their interests, career goals and views of Dental Hygiene. All personal statements shall be no more than two, double spaced typewritten pages.

Criteria for the 2023 MDHA Academic Scholarship Award HERE

The MDHA Sends 2 Graduating Students to the ADHA CLL Annual Session in Chicago, IL

Submit to Amy Willor:
[email protected]

Deadline for Application: March 1, 2023

Application Criteria:

• Must be an ACTIVE student member of ADHA
• Applicants must be entering at least their second year in an accredited Dental Hygiene program.
• Should be a student who has interest in becoming involved with the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association and should attend at least 3 Board of Trustee meetings either before graduation or following graduation.
• Student must write an essay, no longer than 500 words explaining what they expect to gain from attending ADHA’s CLL Annual Session.
• Minimum 1 letter of recommendation from a college professor.

Please include in your application:

• Name of College, Full Name, Home Address, Email & Phone Number

This award includes:

• Airfair and four-night stay at the host hotel in Chicago, IL (recipients will share a room)
• Registration fee for conference

Review the 2023 Graduating Student Delegate Award Instructions HERE

Check out ALL the 2023 Awards & Scholarships HERE!

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In this profession, you will be a lifelong learner and will collaborate with many dental professionals. As students, you are in the beginning stages of your amazing career. Since 1944, the MDHA has been striving to work side by side with you through all stages of your dental hygiene career.

With this support, the MDHA wants to celebrate the future of our profession, YOU! We have created the Student Summit just for students to celebrate.