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Find Local Anesthetic Course information below & Annual Session information is under the Annual Session Tab above.

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About Our Association

Early History

In the earlier years of our association, five charter members: Carolyn Smart Keith, Winifred Brewer Burns, Maxine Bowman, Mary Louise Tuttle and Nancy Horton Pappas created NCDHA’S Constitution and Bylaws and were adopted in 1949, at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Dental Society, in Pinehurst, NC. Over the next decade, dental hygienists slowly transitioned from public programs into the private practice setting by educating dentists and the public about the advantages of the preventive therapies provided by dental hygienists. Dental hygiene education in North Carolina began in 1953 at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, accepting 11 students who graduated in 1955. Dental hygiene education programs were implemented at the community college level beginning in 1965.

Who We are Today 

The North Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. The North Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association is part of the tripartite structure of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). As a member, you also belong to one of our 5 Components. Your membership provides you networking, CE, and leadership opportunities at your local, state, or national level. NCDHA aims to provide educational experiences and knowledge to our state hygienists so that they are up-to-date on technologies, treatment modalities, and policies.   

Why to Join – Membership Matters

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