Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA)


Student American Dental Hygienists' Association students

Students are expected to become members of their professional organization. The UA Fort Smith Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association (SADHA) is our student organization and is the student component of the Arkansas Dental Hygienists' Association and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Membership is limited to students enrolled in the dental hygiene program. Being a member of your professional organization shows a commitment to the profession of dental hygiene and the goals to which it aspires.


There are many rewards of membership. Students receive two publications: Journal of Dental Hygiene and Access magazine which allow you to keep up with your chosen profession. In addition, when you graduate, there are other benefits such as low rates on loans, insurance, car rentals, self-study courses for continuing education and Visa/Master card programs. Your professional organization lobbies for your best interests and fights against any threats to the profession of dental hygiene.