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About CDHA

The Mission of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association:

Advance the art and science of dental hygiene
Increase the public's awareness of the cost effective benefits of prevention
Ensure access to quality oral health care
Promote the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure and practice
Promote dental hygiene research
Promote the interests of dental hygienists
Vision Statement
Dental Hygienists are integrated into the healthcare delivery system as essential primary care providers to expand access to oral health care.

check What does “RDH” mean?

RDH stands for Registered Dental Hygienist. Registered Dental Hygienists are licensed preventive oral health professionals. Dental hygienists must graduate from an accredited dental hygiene program with a certificate, associate or baccalaureate degree, pass the written National Board Examination and the clinical board licensure examination.

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Meet our Executive Committee

CDHA Executive Committee 2017-2019