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ADHA Dental Hygiene Publications

Access Magazine

Access Magazine published news and information relevant to dental hygienists with a focus on helping them improve their job performance. Relaunching in 2023 as "Hygienist Hub", ADHA will offer editorial content including original and backlinked coverage of issues affecting the profession, legislative trends, clinical breakthroughs, practice options, new technologies, career opportunities, and a global perspective on how integral dental hygiene is to the total health care picture.

ADHA members and paid Access subscribers, to read the current full issue of Access, as well as archived past issues, please click here.

ADHA Stateline

  • Looking for a simple way to stay up-to-date on important legislative and regulatory developments affecting oral health care and the dental hygiene profession today? The “Stateline” column found in each issue of Access magazine covers the latest issues facing your profession from coast to coast. Topics such as the Dental Practice Act, a state law that determines what is required to become licensed to practice as a dental professional and can only be amended with a legislative act.

  • Stay informed by reading the latest edition of Stateline now. You can also download Bills Into Law to see what legislation became law in the past year. Plus, ADHA’s legislative tracker offers daily updates on currently pending legislation.


  • Strive is a student-written column in Access magazine giving students the chance to publish research papers or submit articles of concern and interest to them. It was conceived as the answer to an expressed need from student members of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

  • Anyone currently enrolled in a dental hygiene educational program may submit a column for consideration; however, no submission will be considered if a faculty mentor is not identified. When submitting, please copy your faculty mentor on all correspondence.


Access Magazine Working Column:

A dental hygiene education can prepare you with the knowledge and skills to embark on a growing number and variety of career paths.

Dental hygienists are employed in a wide variety of settings, including public health, academia, consulting, corporate environments, and non-profit organizations. They work collaboratively with other healthcare professions in practice settings where they are integrated as primary care providers working to improve the public’s oral and overall health.

Access’ “Working” column profiles professional dental hygienists using their dental hygiene education in settings beyond the private practice dental office. Read the column to learn about those employment opportunities, and discover the common thread that runs through all these stories: there is no predetermined path that will take you to your perfect career. It’s a combination of keeping your head up, connecting the dots, and being ready when the opportunity presents itself.


To read the current issue of the ADHA’s Access magazine, log in at and click “member resources” from the navigation bar. Select Communications and Publications and then Access Magazine. If you want to read older issues, click the yellow Archives button on the left. To search for the “Working” column — or any keyword — click the magnifying glass icon immediately to the left of the double black left arrows.

If you’re not a member, you can view sample content from the current issue at: Twitter Share

Journal of Dental Hygiene

The Journal of Dental Hygiene is the premier, peer-reviewed scientific research publication. In each issue, ADHA members will find articles help them make evidence-based treatment decisions and more. Archived articles are available for review, but only ADHA members and paid JDH subscribers have access to the last 12 months of JDH research and content.

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Journal of Dental Hygiene Archives

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ADHA Update

ADHA Update is the bi-weekly electronic newsletter of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA), bringing you the latest news from ADHA’s central office. Emailed directly to all ADHA members, it is an excellent means of keeping up-to-date with all of the happenings at ADHA.

ADHA members can log in to the ADHA members-only website and see current and archived issues of Update within the News area.

Not a member? Click here to learn more about the value of ADHA/GDHA membership.

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