GDHA is part of the ADHA tripartite, which is composed of three levels:
ADHA’s 375 local dental hygiene associations are its component organizations that form the first line of involvement for individual members. The components implement community service programs and educational sessions and offer ideas and information about state and national policies.
As the state dental hygiene associations, the constituent organizations serve the components in their jurisdictions by informing them of national policies and programs, monitoring legislation and providing continuing education. GDHA is ADHA's Constituent in Georgia.
The national level represents the interests of all dental hygienists across the nation and provides educational and professional development programming. It consists of 12 geographic districts, and 4 constituent regions, each of which represents a group of constituents. The national organization receives input from their constituents and components through elected district trustees.
Georgia is part of District IV, which is comprised of 4 states; Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
GDHA has 4 Local Components in Georgia:
GDHA Georgia Remote Outreach-00 (members at large in the state)
Chair: Tina Clark
GDHA Atlanta-02 (previously Atlanta DHS)
Chair: Wanda Hill
Vice Chair: Autumn Reid
GDHA Athens-06 (previously North Eastern DHS)
Chair: Amber Mason
GDHA Foothills-11 (previously Foothills DHS)
Chair: Barbara Harrison