Conferences and Events

NYDHA Empire Conference

2021: Mindful of conditions, we hope to return to Rochester in fall 2021 for the Empire Conference. Watch for updates.

2020: Thank you to all the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees who made NYDHA's first-ever virtual 2020 conference such an engaged and informative event.  


 NYDHA Webinars 

June 23 at 7:30 p.m.: AAP Classification of Periodontal Disease – 2-CE hour live webinar with Q&A. Free for NYDHA members; $25 others. Registration required – click here. Read more

See Resources from past webinars


Our NYDHA Leadership
NYDHA Advocacy  

2021: NYDHA supports use of silver diamine






 Practice News: COVID-19

NYDHA is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and actions of government and healthcare entities on a daily basis and advocating for NYS dental hygienists. 


NEW: On May 11, the NYS Health Dept. eliminated from its guidance the 15-minute wait rule for cleaning dental operatories after a patient's dental visit. Other protocols remain in place. See Interim Guidance for Dentistry and Reopening NY Dentistry Guidelines.

Get the Vaccine: Dental hygienists are in the NYS Phase 1A priority group (healthcare workers) for receiving the vaccine. See Am I Eligible?

Give the Vaccine: Dental hygienists who have a restricted local infiltration anesthesia/nitrous oxide analgesia certificate and basic CPR certification can administer the vaccine with DOH online training. See training information

Other NYS Resources: NYS vaccine; Health Dept. Interim Guidance for Dentistry During the COVID-19 Pandemicsummary of guidance and safety plan template; Office of Professions including CE, licensure; 

More Resources:

ADHACDC, NIH, OSHA; New York State Dental Association; American Dental Association; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 







For Public Education: Factsheets Help You Maintain Good Oral Health

NYDHA consumer-oriented factsheets that help people focus on maintaining good oral health. Download here.

Does Your Child Have a Dental Home?

NYDHA recommends that children have a "dental home" by age one. Check out our educational campaign and resources for keeping young children oral healthy.

Charting Career Paths

Catch NYDHA members on Youtube videos talking about their different dental hygiene career choices.