Dental Hygienists' Association
NJDHA Administrative Policies
last amended March 2020
This document describes the standards and methods for conducting NJDHA business. It can only be amended by the Board of Trustees.
last amended 7.11.21
This document describes the basic role of the association along with basic membership and leadership information.
last updated June 2020
These documents list the position statements taken by NJDHA and ADHA.
This document describes jobs for volunteers. It can only be amended by the Board of Trustees.NJDHA Strategic Plan
last revised 11.1.19
This document describes the focus and work of NJDHA. It can only be changed by the Board of Trustees.
NJDHA monitors or takes positions on a number of bills in the NJ legislature. This document provides the list as of 7.20.20.
NJDHA represents you and the profession at a variety of meetings.
RDH Interested in Serving on BOD
Currently, the dental hygiene profession is represented by one dental hygienist on the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry (NJSBOD). NJDHA congratulates Linda Hecker (Central) who was appointed in 2015!
Not withstanding Linda’s service, NJDHA must stay prepared. Appointments are limited to two terms. NJDHA continues to legislatively seek additional seats for RDHs. Unforeseen challenges can bring new opportunities at any time. NJDHA must be ready to make recommendations whenever needed.
NJDHA has compiled a list of dental hygienists who are interested in appointment to the BOD. Only the New Jersey Governor can make the appointment to the BOD, but he is required to give consideration to the recommendations of NJDHA. If an opening occurs, the NJDHA Board of Trustees would consult this list, and vote on appropriate name/s to be endorsed. Those names would be submitted to the Governor's office for consideration.
Are you interested in guiding the profession into the future? Consider serving the profession through appointment to the BOD. To submit your name for consideration by NJDHA, Click Here
to see the Criteria & Biodata. Complete the form and return to Central Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Need any additional info? Please send questions to Central Office email@example.com
- all inquiries will be kept confidential.
ADHA Benefit Hub for NJDHA Members
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ADHA has to offer, go to the Member Resources section and click Member Benefits.
Study Clubs provide one free CEU from the comfort of you home via conference call and/or Zoom. Each Fall and each Spring, two study clubs are offered.
NJ Coaliton on Oral Health for the Aging (NJCOHA) is our co-sponsor for these opportunities.
Next Study Clubs are planned for February and May.
New Jersey's New Paid Sick Leave Law
Can Benefit RDHs - How Does This Law Affect Your Job?
Signed into law 5.2.18, Takes effect 10.29.18Click Here
to Read the Fact Sheet
ADHA Access Magazine Article
FTC support for changing Dental Hygiene scope.
The Federal Trade Comission (FTC) has a dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition. Competition benefits consumers via lower prices, higher quality products and services and increased innovation. The FTC has a long history of addressing competition issues related to oral health care, such as overly restrictive supervision and scope of practice (SOP) requirements for dental hygiene.
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