Conferences and Events

NYDHA Empire Conference

NEW: NYDHA is planning to return to an in-person conference November 4-6, 2022, in Rochester with courses November 4 and 5. We are monitoring COVID-19 developments. Watch for updates at


2021: Thank you to attendees, speakers and sponsors for the great interactions at 2021 conference held virtually in October.


NYDHA Webinars 

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Our NYDHA Leadership

NYDHA Advocacy






 Practice News: COVID-19

NYDHA continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and actions of government and healthcare entities on a daily basis and advocate for NYS dental hygienists. 

Extended through February 1, 2022: NYS Governor's mandate to wear masks in all indoor places unless the business has a vaccine requirement - see FAQ and Health Commissioner determination on indoor maskingNYS Health Commissioner extended through January 1, 2022 the designation of COVID-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease, per HERO Act - read more

Specific to New York City: NYC order requiring vaccination for workers in NYC, effective December 27 - read more

NYS Resources: NYS; Office of Professions including CE, licensure; 

More Resources: ADHACDC, NIH, OSHA







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.