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Dental Hygiene and Dental Education Associations Celebrate 100 Years
The year 1923 was significant for oral health professionals as it was the starting point for both the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). The ADHA was the brainchild of 46 dental hygienists who met in Cleveland, Ohio, and created the constitution and bylaws during that first annual conference. The ADEA initially began with the name American Association of Dental Schools. This was changed in 2000 due to its growth to include additional facets of dental education, not only dental schools. ADEA will celebrate its centennial during its national meeting March 11-14 in Portland, Oregon. The ADHA will also mark the anniversary at its annual conference July 7 to 9 in Chicago. Click here or here to read more.