Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association 

The Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association (VDHA) is a chartered affiliate of the American Dental Hygienists' Association, the largest professional organization for dental hygienists. 

Our Mission:

Lead the transformation of the dental hygiene profession to improve the public’s oral and overall health and advance the science and practice of dental hygiene.


VDHA is very pleased to offer the following service and resources for Virginia-licensed dental hygienists wishing to practice under Remote Supervision in Virginia:

Unleashing Your Potential Workshop

Date: November 16 - 18, 2018

Place: Chicago, IL

Unleashing Your Potential is ADHA’s once-in-a-lifetime leadership development program to help dental hygienists grow not only as professionals, but as association leaders. Each year, 40 applicants are chosen to come to Chicago for a weekend with ADHA leaders to focus on personal development, collaborative leadership and fiduciary responsibility. All of these play vital roles not only in association leadership but also in your career, no matter the practice setting. The Leadership Development Committee encourages you to build your leadership skills by applying today!

Applications are due August 1, 2018.

Many from VDHA have graduated from UYP, our current president, Mimi Magyar, RDH is a recent graduate (UYP 2016 Class member). If you are interested and need help with the application process, do not hesitate to reach out to her ( other VDHA UYP graduates.

Congratulations To

Susan Reid-Carr 
VDHA Past-President

For Winning VCU’s Outstanding Alumnus Award

Congratulations To

Misty Mesimer on her CODA Appointment 

Congratulations to Misty Mesimer, RDH, MSCH, CDA, Past President of the Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association (VDHA), on her 2018-2019 appointment as a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) site visitor for dental assisting and dental hygiene programs. Misty currently serves as the Dental Hygiene Program Local Coordinator and Dental Assisting Program Director for Germanna Community College. She also serves as a member of the VDHA Leadership Committee.


Tonya Mortensen
ADHA District 3 Student Delegate
Winning Essay
What qualities should a Student Member possess to be the District Student Delegate for ADHA?

Click here to read Tonya's Essay

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Join Virginia's oldest and largest professional organization for dental hygienists so that your voice is heard determining the future of your profession. Network and enjoy specialized continuing education and leadership opportunities! 

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The Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization located at 6200 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228. Phone: 804-523-2903. Contact VDHA

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