Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies Information

The Pennsylvania Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies was formed in 1979 to encourage members to participate in continuing education courses and maintain their professional competence. The Academy provides a formal structure in which continuing education course completion can be recognized. Academy guidelines help ensure quality continuing education.

Your participation not only benefits you, but it states to your patients and to your colleagues that you value education itself and care enough to continue staying current within your chosen profession. With mandatory continuing education needed for license renewal, you will be one step ahead since all collected information is computerized and kept on permanent record.

The courses attended must have been approved by the Pennsylvania Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies in order to apply toward membership. Forms are available for Self-Study and Independent Study courses (courses taken with other sponsor approval) and may be submitted to the Academy for individual consideration.


•  Your continuing education will be tracked with the PDHA’s computerized recordkeeping

•  At no cost, you will receive a personalized to your Academy courses via the PDHA website

•  Reduced fees for all continuing education courses sponsored by the PDHA and the Academy

•  Certificate of Membership and Academy Pin

•  Letter of recommendation upon request

•  New members are received and inducted at the Academy meeting held during PDHA Annual Session

Candidates are required to complete the Academy New Member Application
Current Academy members may be interested in applying for Distinguished Member status

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