2020 conference

Conferences and Events

NYDHA Empire Conference

2020: Join us in Rochester October 23-25 for our 2020 Empire Conference.

2019: Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 conference in Saratoga Springs

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Public Policy and Professio






 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 April 6, NYS Governor Cuomo directed schools and nonessential businesses to stay closed through April 29. Emergency dental is designated essential. Read more

NYS Labor Dept. has ‘what you need to know and do’ on how the U.S. CARES Act related to unemployment benefits

On March 27, the President signed the $2 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by Congress - CARES Act. Read about some of provisions that may be helpful to dental hygienists, See also IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief website

NYS is seeking healthcare professionals to assist in the emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis – see letter and survey to enable healthcare professionals, including RDHs, to provide information about their background and availability.

CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings 

NYS PAUSE: Guidance on the new NY PAUSE executive order that all non-essential businesses statewide must close in-office personnel functions effective Sunday, March 22 at 8 p.m. The guidance defines essential to include “doctors and emergency dental,” among others.

See also: NYS Health Dept., NYS Labor Dept., NYS emergency paid sick leave law

NYS Office of the Professions presented continuing education provisions and other procedures in light of COVID-19

ADHA: ADHA resources, including Frequently Asked Questions; dedicated email for COVID-19 questions and concerns: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

More resourcesCDC, NIH, OSHA; New York State Dental Association; American Dental Association including ADA guidance on dental emergency and non-emergency care; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommendations on adult elective surgeries, non-essential dental procedures; 







For Public Education: Factsheets Help You Maintain Good Oral Health

NYDHA produces a series of consumer-oriented factsheets that help people focus on maintaining good oral health. You can download these helpful factsheets 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.