A note from the President of the
Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association

Dear Members,
As the COVID-19 virus outbreak reaches our communities, we want to let you know that the Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA) is monitoring important public health resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) for medical community guidance and public gatherings. We encourage you to do the same as information is changing rapidly.

The ADHA posts updates on its website. You can find this information on their homepage at www.adha.org.

By now, you are probably aware that the Oregon Dental Association (ODA) has cancelled the 2020 Oregon Dental Conference (ODC).  The decision to cancel the conference is based on Governor Kate Brown’s recently announced ban on public gatherings of more than 250 people, as well as growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Oregon.

Our partners at the ODA will advise on tuition refunds for registered attendees. For more information, check out their FAQ and Letter to Attendees. If you were a sponsor for the ODHA All Registered Dental Hygienist event at the ODC, we will reach out to you later this week.

Be sure to stay tuned to the ODHA website, upcoming emails and the monthly newsletter for updates about  ODHA’s continuing education in your area. We will notify you of any changes as we work through our event calendar.

In the meantime, please mark your calendar for the Oregon Dental Hygiene Conference on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 at the Embassy Suites Washington Square.

We all recognize that uncertainty is stressful and we hope that all our members, their families, loved ones and the people in their lives who you care about stay safe during this pandemic. 

Tiffany Foy

Welcome to ODHA! 


We are the professional organization for Dental Hygienists in the State of Oregon — a constituent of the American Dental Hygienists' Association. Our state leaders and local components across the state, work together to represent all hygienists in Oregon. 

Thank you to our Annual ODHA Partnership sponsors! 

Dentsply Sirona & TotaChair 

The Benefits of Membership

When you join ODHA, you automatically become a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and a local dental hygiene component. You will be a member of your professional association on the national, state and local level. You will receive the membership benefits and have a voice in all three organizations. 

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ODHA Leadership

The Board of Directors provides strong leadership for the Oregon Dental Hygienists' Association in accordance with the bylaws and recently adopted policies & procedures.  If there is something you want to discuss with the board, please reach out.  The Board of Directors is here to represent the ODHA members.

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