Millions of seniors across the country lack access for routine preventive and restorative oral health care because Medicare excludes coverage for these services. Adding oral health coverage to Medicare Part B is a commonsense solution to ensure Medicare enrollees have access to oral health care – a critical component of overall health.

ADHA is calling on all dental hygienists to contact their congressional representative and urge them to support H.R. 4311 to provide oral health coverage within Medicare. You may contact your member of congress HERE. Reaching out to your representative takes just 1-2 minutes.

This weekend, ADHA Delegates from Utah met virtually with other dental hygiene delegates from all over the country to discuss the future of the association and profession, vote on a new national board, connect with other states to learn what they're working on, plus so much more.

This year, Utah was also able to have 3 voting delegates and 3 alternative delegates at this national meetings due to our growing and active membership.

A big thank you to our delegates- Jessica Atkinson, Chanci Oyler and Laura Green- and alternate delegates- Amanda Farris, Jasmine Wilcox, and Angel Harvey- for their hard work and time put into being a delegate.

This year, we were lucky enough to still hold the Student Research Poster Evening, one of our most popular meetings of the year, over Zoom. Though the format was a bit different, it was a great way to get up close with the posters and presenters, ask questions, and delve a bit more into their research.

First Place:

Uses and Benefits of Lasers in Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy


Sarah Farnsworth, Addie Hampshire, and Kaelah Clark

Second Place:

Goodbye Inflammation, Aloe Oral Health


Rachel Bohman, Tatiana Wright, Jenaca Whittenburg, Hallie Wise

Third Place:

Importance of Oral Cancer Exams

Weber State

Tatum M, Hayley S, Maranda M