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


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


Dr  Demetra

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!!

Hot off the presses- License update

Everyone will receive a new license with an expiration date of 28 Feb 2015 shortly. The State will mail out license renewal applications on 15 December. The State will NOT have an online application option this renewal cycle.

BREAKING NEWS: Alaska License Renewal

It appears that the State of Alaska is moving the renewal date for licenses to Feb. 28,2015. This won’t be official until after the BODE meeting this Friday,December 5th.

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)

ASDHA Fall 2014 Newsletter

ASDHA Fall 2014 Newsletter

ADHA press release regarding Ebola.