Student Newsletter


January 2023 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

SAVE THE DATE! 4th Annual Student Summit! All DH Students in District I are invited: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

April 1, 2023

The registration fee covers breakfast, lunch, and parking! Check out student scholarship award opportunities and our Student Summit page here!

bring at least 1 full-size daily healthcare product (like a bar of soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc) to donate to the non-profit, Hope&Comfort. We can’t wait to see you all at the 3rd Annual Student Summit!

We’ll have exciting awards, prizes, inspiring speakers AND resume review.

Make sure you have signed up to attend with your school’s SADHA Advisor!

Check out the Student Summit page HERE.


December 2022 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

SAVE THE DATE! 4th Annual Student Summit! All DH Students in District I are invited: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

April 1, 2023

The registration fee covers breakfast, lunch, and parking! Check out student scholarship award opportunities and our Student Summit page here!

bring at least 1 full-size daily healthcare product (like a bar of soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc) to donate to the non-profit, Hope&Comfort. We can’t wait to see you all at the 3rd Annual Student Summit!

We’ll have exciting awards, prizes, inspiring speakers AND resume review.

Make sure you have signed up to attend with your school’s SADHA Advisor!

Check out the Student Summit page HERE.


March 2022 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

We are getting very close to the 3rd Annual Student Summit! All DH Students in District I are invited: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

April 2, 2022

The registration fee covers breakfast, lunch, and parking! Check out student scholarship award opportunities and our Student Summit page here!

bring at least 1 full-size daily healthcare product (like a bar of soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc) to donate to the non-profit, Hope&Comfort. We can’t wait to see you all at the 3rd Annual Student Summit!

We’ll have exciting awards, prizes, inspiring speakers, resume review and special spotlight speaker, Claire Jeong, MS, RDH, founder of StudentRDH and SmartDA!

Make sure you have signed up to attend with your school’s SADHA Advisor!

Check out the Student Summit page HERE.


Feb 2022 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

We are getting very close to the 3rd Annual Student Summit! All DH Students in District I are invited: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

SAVE THE DATE for our IN-PERSON Student Summit: April 2, 2022

Stay tuned for this exciting event featuring awards, prizes, inspiring speakers, resume review and special spotlight speaker, Claire Jeong, MS, RDH, founder of StudentRDH and SmartDA!

Please see your SADHA Advisors regarding registration information for the Student Summit! It will be here soon enough!

Check out the Student Summit page HERE.


December 2021 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

We are getting very close to the 3rd Annual Student Summit! All DH Students in District I are invited: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

SAVE THE DATE for our IN-PERSON Student Summit: April 2, 2022

Stay tuned for this exciting event featuring awards, prizes, inspiring speakers, resume review and special speakers!

Registration information will be sent to schools after Winter Break (end of Jan/early Feb 2022).

Get the December 2021 Newsletter here!

Check out the Student Summit page HERE.


November 2021 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

We are getting very close to the 3rd Annual Student Summit! All DH Students in District I are invited: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

SAVE THE DATE for our IN-PERSON Student Summit: April 2, 2022

Stay tuned for this exciting event featuring awards, prizes, inspiring speakers, resume review and special speakers!

Registration information will be sent to schools after Winter Break (end of Jan/early Feb 2022).

Get the November 2021 Newsletter here!

Check out the Student Summit page HERE.


March 2021 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

We are getting very close to the 2nd Annual Student Summit! All DH Students in District I are invited, which has not occurred since the District I Student Meeting at Yankee Congress!

SAVE THE DATE for our FULLY VIRTUAL Student Summit: April 3, 2021

Stay tuned for this exciting event featuring awards, prizes, inspiring speakers, resume review and special spotlight speaker, Claire Jeong, MS, RDH, founder of StudentRDH and SmartDA!

You will receive a Zoom link in your email prior to the Student Summit for any technical issues and for Q&A’s.

Get the March 2021 issue here!

Check out the Student Summit page HERE.

#CovidCantStopTheSummit #4321


February 2021 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

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

SAVE THE DATE for our FULLY VIRTUAL Student Summit: April 3, 2021

Stay tuned for this exciting event featuring awards, prizes and special spotlight speaker, Claire Jeong, MS, RDH, founder of StudentRDH and SmartDA!

Get the February 2021 issue here!

Check out the Student Summit page HERE.

#CovidCantStopTheSummit #4321


January 2021 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

The entire MDHA is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Student Summit for all dental hygiene students in Massachusetts and nearby states!

SAVE THE DATE for our FULLY VIRTUAL Student Summit: April 3, 2021

Stay tuned and get the January 2021 issue here! .

#CovidCantStopTheSummit #4321


WE’RE BACK! December 2020 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

The entire MDHA is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Student Summit for all dental hygiene students in Massachusetts and nearby states!

SAVE THE DATE for our FULLY VIRTUAL Student Summit: April 3, 2021

Stay tuned and check out our December 2020 newsletter below.

#CovidCantStopTheSummit #4321

Get the December 2020 issue here!


STUDENTS WE HEAR YOU!
A message from ADHA President, Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH:


April 2020 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

The entire MDHA and Student Engagement Committee would like to thank you all for attending and participating in the 1st annual Student Summit!

Please be on the lookout for a post Student Summit survey.

Stay Tuned For the Student Summit 2021!!!

Get the April issue here!


March 2020 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

Stay up to date with the latest from your professional dental hygiene association.

And don’t forget to join us for the MDHA Student Summit event on March 7, 2020 8am-4pm at the AC Marriott in Worcester, MA for a full day of fun, networking and professional development!

Get the March issue here!


February 2020 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020 IS LOBBY DAY!

Join us and show your support and advocacy for YOUR dental hygiene career.

Get the February 2020 issue here!


January 2020 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

Happy New Year from your professional dental hygiene association!

And don’t forget to join us for the MDHA Student Summit event on March 7, 2020 at the AC Marriott in Worcester, MA for a full day of fun, networking and professional development.

Get the January 2020 issue here


MDHA Member Moment

President-Elect Virginia Heroux talks about her career as a dental hygienist and the benefits of being an active member of your professional association.


December 2019 MDHA Student Summit Spectator Newsletter!

Stay up to date with the latest from your professional dental hygiene association.

And don’t forget to join us for the MDHA Student Summit event on March 7, 2020 at the AC Marriott in Worcester, MA for a full day of fun, networking and professional development!

Get the December 2019 issue here.


MDHA Member Moment

Amanda Berthiaume, RDH graduated with honors in 2015 from Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in dental hygiene education at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Check out Amanda’s interview below and learn more about her helpful tips!

Are You a Student Who Wants to Share Your Dental Hygiene Story?

The MDHA Student Summit Spectator is in search of students to profile for the future newsletter editions!

Tell us about yourself. What dental hygiene school are you attending? What’s your favorite (or least favorite) dental hygiene course? Has anything surprised you so far in school? Why did you choose the dental hygiene profession? Will you be attending the 1st Annual Student Summit? If so, what are you looking forward to? What is one thing you want to say to other students in the same position as you? What are your future plans after graduation?

Submit your bio and a recent photo of yourself (no selfies) to: [email protected].


Student News

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 Julie Cady – Mentor Liaison (left) and Rashmi Pillai – 2019 Award Winner(right)

Congratulations Rashmi Pillai – Forsyth  School of Dental Hygiene at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences!  

Rashmi was the 2019  award recipients of The MDHA scholarship to attend ADHA’s 96th Annual Session in Louisville, Kentucky

Each year MDHA awards one or two scholarships for new graduates to attend annual session. MDHA welcomed Rashmi to her new profession as a Registered Dental Hygienist.  Please take the time to read her story about her trip to Louisville.  MDHA encourages all second year students to apply for this great scholarship.

Rashmi Pillai: “I had the incredible opportunity to attend 2019 ADHA Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. I was awarded a scholarship from the MDHA. It was my first conference and I cannot help but express my immense pleasure to be a student participant in this mega event.  Being a recent graduate, I was not sure of what to expect from this opportunity. Yet, I was excited to meet so many new colleagues from all over the country who had the same passion I have for this field. Everyone whom I met there or spoke with made me feel very welcome in the conference and dental hygiene community.

 I had the opportunity to attend a few continuing education classes with some of my own professors. I attended the district meetings and the House of Delegate meetings. With the district meetings, I saw how passionate each member of the MDHA was toward each cause. The members heard everyone’s opinion and reached decisions together. During the House of Delegates, I saw how issues were discussed and how laws were passed or rejected. This experience was very rewarding, and it showed me how important is it to remain connected with my professional association. Thank you MDHA!!”