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The History of GDHA

In 2021, GDHA will be celebrating our 92nd Anniversary!


The Georgia Dental Hygienists' Association (GDHA) was formed in 1929 to develop communication and mutual cooperation among dental hygienists in Georgia. We are proud to represent the professional interests of the more than 7,000 registered dental hygienists (RDHs) in the state.

In 2018, GDHA requested the Georgia Board of Dentistry (BOD) authorize dental hygienists to provide “chair-side screening for dysglycemia via finger-stick glucose testing under the direct supervision of their dentist,  which the Board unanimously approved!
In 2017, GA passed HB 154 which allows the public to directly access the oral health services of dental hygienists who are now able to practice under the general supervision of a licensed dentist in certain settings.