MDHA Student Summit

Join us for the 2021 FREE All Virtual MDHA Student Summit!

Our 2nd Annual Student Summit for all dental hygiene students in Massachusetts and nearby states is coming!


Summit Details

  • When: April 3, 2021
  • Time: 9am – 12:30pm & (optional) 1pm – 3pm
  • Where: This year’s Student Summit is completely online! Details to come
  • RSVP: Your advisor or program director will receive an RSVP sign-up form to register you and your class

During this ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, the MDHA wants to ensure safety for all–the Summit will be a FULLY VIRTUAL and FREE event!

We are welcoming all District I Dental Hygiene Schools to our Summit: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

You’ll enjoy a virtual day full of fun, networking and professional development. Our optional afternoon session will help you get ready to start your dental hygiene career with valuable sessions about interviewing, licensure requirements and creating a resume.

We will be giving out swag bags to anyone who attends, sent directly to your school as giveaways throughout the online event day.


Summit Spotlight Speaker

Claire Jeong, MS, RDH will be returning this year as a Summit Spotlight Speaker! Claire is the founder of StudentRDH & SmartDA and will be raffling off a FREE seat to her StudentRDH Board Review!

Check back for more details on additional speakers of this year’s exciting virtual event!


Student Awards

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

Submit to Kaityln Machado:
[email protected]

Deadline for Applications are March 1, 2021

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.

The MDHA Sends 2 Graduating Students to the ADHA CLL Annual Session in Phoenix, AZ

Submit to Amy Willor:
[email protected]

Deadline for Applications are March 1, 2021

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 Phoenix, AZ (recipients will share a room)
• Registration fee for conference


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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. 

Stay tuned for more detailed info on the 2021 Summit, coming soon!