The Northeast Florida Dental Hygienists' Association (NEFDHA) has been in existence since 1950. As a component of the state association, we serve the following 13 counties in northeast Florida:  Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Hamilton, Lafayette, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union.  NEFDHA provides continuing education events throughout the year (Sept thru May) to keep members up-to-date with developments in the profession.  The events are held in Jacksonville and marketed through email to all licensed dental hygienists in the counties served.  To be added to NEFDHA's email list, please contact Hazel Kerr at hbkerr@tds.net.   


NEFDHA is a component of the tripartite organization of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).  We are a subsidiary of the Florida Dental Hygienists' Association (FDHA), which was founded in 1926 to represent the more than 10,000 dental hygienists who practice in the state of Florida. When you become a member of ADHA you are automatically a member of all three levels of the organization:  the national, the state and your local component. 


Florida has 6 components, called Districts, which are shown in the map below.  The counties that NEFDHA serves are shown in green on this map.





The Florida Dental Hygiene Symposium, is held annually each September or October in Orlando as a statewide event.  It attracts hygienists from across the state who gather to hear presentations by nationally recognized experts in the dental health profession. For further information contact: FDHA (860) 896-0603 or ADHA (312) 440-8900.






By joining ADHA, you become part of an organization committed to defining what it means to be a champion for oral health. Backed by the collective power of thousands of dental hygienists across the country, you’ll be supported and empowered to do your best work. 


By creating a community for all dental hygienists, ADHA helps you invest in your future. Becoming an ADHA member means you can take advantage of the up-to-date information we share about emerging technologies, insights we publish on professional and educational opportunities , timely alerts on legislative developments, and a calendar of events you can use to network with your peers. 


Become a champion of oral health as you take the next step forward in connecting with your community and your career.  Contact the Membership Division of the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) with any questions or information requests.  Phone 312-440-8900 or email membership.services@adha.net



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