Hello, and welcome to the Alaska State Dental Hygienists’ Association! This website is our online presence to encourage the collaboration of dental hygienists in the state of Alaska.

We post employment information, news, and continuing professional education opportunities here. We also provide contact information and the opportunity for you to change your contact information.

Looking for information from our National Association or want to join/renew your membership? Go to adha.org. Here is our membership application form.

Looking for information on requirements to obtain an Alaska dental hygiene license? Go to http://commerce.alaska.gov/dnn/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing.asp


ASDHA Bylaws 2015

ASDHA-Bylaws 2015


UAA Dental Programs will hold it’s 4th free dental days event for local residents in need,
without access to dental treatment March 26th – 28th 2015.

Thursday evening for children only, 4-8 pm; Friday and Saturday for adults- 8am – 4pm

We served almost 200 people at our last event and not only provided needed treatment for patients but enjoyed the interaction of our peers and other volunteers and had a great time.

If you are available to volunteer your time and skills for a 1/2 day or full day
we would really appreciate your support. We will have lots of good food and certificates for 2 hours of CE for volunteering.

Please contact Royann for more information or to sign up.


Thanks so much!!

Feb CE session in Anchorage

ADHA Awards/grants applications-all applications are now online!

Happy New Year!
I wanted to just take a few minutes and recap all the ADHA deadline dates that I sent out back in November…..many of them are approaching and we don’t want any hygienists or students to miss out on these opportunities! Please note-there is also NEW student information listed under STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER. Please pass this important information on to your peers who may not be on this listserv-
And a special thank you to all the educators who work to ensure that their students are aware of these great national leadership opportunities
ADHA Awards/grants applications-all applications are now online!
http://www.adha.org/educator-award   deadline  Jan 5, 2015
http://www.adha.org/membership-awards  deadline Dec 2-April 9
Faculty recognition, Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award, Irene Newman Award, Alfred Fones Award, Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene
http://www.adha.org/student-awards deadline Dec 31 and April 9th
http://www.adha.org/research-awards deadline February 2012
http://www.adha.org/poster-sessions research and table clinics deadline Feb-March 2015
Student opportunities.
1)Student Awards http://www.adha.org/student-awards deadlines are Dec 31 and April 9
2)Student Delegate applications are now available, due to me by February 13,2015, email them to: lancettev@adha.net
3)Student Advisory Board Member

Student Advisory Board Responsibilities Include: - Serve in an advisory role to the Committee on Student Relations. – Consideration and commentary on all student relation information. – Careful critique of all student relations information sent to you.


As always-please let me know if I can  help in any way
Lancette VanGuilder, RDH


April 18th, 2015 ASDHA Spring CE & District XII Speaker Lancette VanGuilder at ASDHA Business Meeting.
Speaker: Dr. Fiona Collins
Topic: Primary and Secondary Caries Prevention & Management
          Occupational Hazards Influencing Oral Health
Where: UAA Rasmussen Hall Room 101

NEED CE? 1 Credit Course available online

….how to help our clients quit using tobacco: Helping Alaskans Quit, the brief Tobacco intervention @ WWW.akbriefintervention.org

ADHA Board of Trustees – Community Dental Health Coordinator

Community Dental Health Coordinator (1)

General Membership input requested on Local Component

Dear ASDHA member,

As you may know, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association divides its members up into Constituents (i.e. each state organization) and Components (the local organizations). The ADHA is in the midst of drafting new guidelines for requirements for active components. Currently, Alaska is divided into seven local components, based on zip code. Until recently, only 3 of these components were active: Midnight Sun (Fairbanks area), Kenai Peninsula, and Cook Inlet (Anchorage and the Mat-Su). Currently both Kenai and Cook Inlet are in need of volunteers to fill leadership positions if they are to remain active components.

After discussion during the ASDHA board meeting on October 15, 2014, the executive board recommends that the general membership vote at November’s meeting to dissolve any inactive components, and consolidate zip codes into remaining active components. If a member is in an inactive component that gets dissolved, they may have their membership transferred to the nearest active component. Right now, the only active component is Midnight Sun. Ideally we would have at least two components, breaking up the state roughly into northern and southern sections: Midnight Sun and Cook Inlet. A component that gets dissolved now could be reactivated in the future if we see a need.

If you are in an inactive component, please consider stepping up to volunteer. To be considered “active,” a component must have at least three officers: a president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer. They should meet several times a year (either in person or via electronic media) and should organize/coordinate events that benefit local members: administering UAA/UAF student scholarships, organizing continuing ed classes, socials, community volunteer activities, etc.

The ASDHA Executive Board

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Two new Links added – one from Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS -  Tobacco Cessation Resources for Patients and Professionals new for 2014 and another to the Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line which also has resources for healthcare professionals in Alaska & Alaska specific tobacco cessation efforts

Geriatric CE Resources

Download: Geriatric CE List