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Dental hygiene is a rewarding, life-long profession. To get the most out of your career, invest in your professional future by establishing membership with your professional Association, ADHA and IDHA. Becoming a student ADHA member will afford you the opportunity to advance the profession, network with experienced dental hygienists, and receive the latest information that directly affects you as a student and upcoming dental hygiene professional.

Questions? Contact ADHA student relations at student.relations@adha.net or contact us at IDHA at mail@idha.net

Information regarding student membership available here

New! Two year student membership option for $120 (save $10). One year student membership option is $65. Two year option includes $10 off the ADHA National Board Review Course.

Student membership includes eligibility for ADHA scholarships and grants! Read more here.

Check out the ADHA YouTube Channel to watch videos directly related to students called In The Loupe. Also check out the ADHA Facebook page.

Information regarding applying for licensure in Illinois can be found on the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR) website. You can contact IDFPR via email as well.

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The Mary Denowh Scholarship


What is the Scholar Society/The Mary Denowh Scholarship?

The Illinois Dental Hygienists' Association Scholar Society helps ensure scholarship funding for dental hygiene students in Illinois.  ** The Illinois Dental Hygienists' Association Scholar Society name was changed by Board of Trustees vote at the 2020 General Assembly in memoriam of IDHA Past President Mary Denowh.


IDHA members can become members of the Scholar Society using the application below:

Become a Member: Scholar Society Application


Dental Hygiene Students can apply for the Mary Denowh Scholarship using the application below:

Scholarship Application


2020 Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Victoria Bland from Illinois Central College, the 2020 recipient of the Scholar Society Scholarship! This award was presented via Zoom conference meeting during the 2020 Annual Session held in Alsip, IL!

2019 Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Alyssa Cunico from Rock Valley College, the 2019 recipient of the Scholar Society Scholarship! This award was presented during the 2019 Annual Session held in Chicago, IL!

2018 Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Mallory Scharf, the 2018 recipient of the Scholar Society Scholarship! This award was presented during the 2018 Annual Session held in Effingham, IL during November.


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