For career and leadership development, it is important for students to become active in student and professional organizations. This is a listing of local and national organizations that students may be interested in learning more about.

Hawaii Dental Hygienists’ Association

  • To advance the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality healthcare.  To increase awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention by promoting the highest dental hygiene standards for education, licensure, practice and research.

American Dental Hygienists’ Association

  • ADHA believes in helping dental hygienists achieve their full potential as they seek to improve the public’s oral health. We support your goals by helping to ensure access to quality oral health care; promoting dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research; and representing your legislative interests at the local, state and federal levels. Join a community of your peers as you share the knowledge, insights, research and opportunities you need to advance your career.


If you represent a professional dental hygiene organization and would like to be added to this list, please contact the School.

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Desiree Uyeda, MBA
Marketing Manager
Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 429
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-2904
Fax: 808-956-3257
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