Conferences and Events

NYDHA Empire Conference

NEW: Thank you to our speakers, attendees and supporters for the Oct. 23-24, 2021 virtual Empire Conference. Great discussions and interactions!

The 2021 House of Delegates will meet virtually on Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7.

We hope to return to Rochester in person in fall 2022 for the Empire Conference.


  NYDHA Webinars 

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 August 23, the FDA granted full approval of the Pfizer vaccine for ages 16 and older. Read more

CDC has edited its guidance for dental settings to continue to avoid aerosol-generating procedures for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 (rather than for all patients). Read more

New York State's COVID-19 disaster emergency was ended June 24. Federal CDC guidance remains in effect. State and local government health departments are still able to ensure mask rules and other health precautions are adhered to in those settings. Read more

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.