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Join the only professional organization advocating for Dental Hygienists in the state of Georgia!

Georgia Dental Hygienists' Association

The GDHA is an affiliate of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) and is the only association to unite, support and empower Georgia Dental Hygienists and that is OUR MISSION and OUR VISION!

The GDHA is the only professional organization advocating for Dental Hygienists in the state of Georgia and is your one-stop resource for all matters Dental Hygiene!

GDHA 2023-2024 Board of Chairmen 


While the GDHA works tirelessly to advocate and further the scope of practice for dental hygienists in Georgia, we consider ourselves experts and an informational resource for all matters regarding dental hygiene.

So whether you are a patient, a dental hygiene clinician, a student clinician or an aspiring dental hygienist, you have come to the right place!



All the information you need as a consumer/ patient to make informed decisions and take the necessary steps to improve, and maintain healthy and optimal oral health!



Whether you are a seasoned dental hygienist, an aspiring hygienist or would like to know what hygienists are and do, here's where you can find all the hygiene scoop!

Important Information

   Recently Passed Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienist Rules

On June 1, 2023, local anesthesia for Georgia dental hygienists after certification went into effect. Each individual hygienist will be responsible for being properly credentialed. 

Georgia Board of Dentistry Rule 150-5-.07
A dental hygienist under the direct supervision of a Georgia licensed dentist may administer local anesthesia for hygiene purposes, including intraoral block anesthesia, soft tissue infiltration anesthesia, or both, to a non-sedated patient that requires local anesthesia for pain management and who is 18 years of age or older if the following criteria are met.

Our Valued Partners

Our Valued Partners, bring support to all dental hygienists. Partnerships not only open up great opportunities but are also pivotal in creating a movement for our profession that can be powerful! Our Valued Partners are there for us and we are there for them!

Interested in becoming a Valued Partner with the GDHA?

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