- ADA-List of all dental hygiene programs by state (http://www.ada.org/267.aspx) - A listing of all accredited education programs in the United States.
- ADHA- List of dental hygiene programs by state (http://www.adha.org/careerinfo/index.html) - A listing of educational programs that ADHA is aware of which offer degrees or certificates that provide entry to the professional practice of dental hygiene.
- ADHA Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice and Dental Hygiene Process of Care (http://www.adha.org/downloads/adha_standards08.pdf http://www.usc.edu/hsc/dental/dhnet/educ/process.html) - These updated Standards for clinical dental hygiene practice outline the expectations of the professional role within which dental hygienists should practice. These Standards promote the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, practices and behaviors that support and enhance oral health with the ultimate goal of improving overall health.
- ADEA: Allied Dental Programs (Dental Hygiene) (http://www.adea.org/about_adea/who_we_are/adeainstitutionalmembers/Pages/AlliedDentalEducationPrograms.aspx) - A listing of dental hygiene educational programs that are ADEA members
- ADEA: Competencies for Entry into Dental Hygiene (http://www.adea.org/about_adea/governance/Documents/Competencies.pdf) - This document describes the abilities expected of a dental hygienist entering the profession.
- DH Accredidation on Standards (http://www.ada.org/sections/educationAndCareers/pdfs/dh.pdf) - These standards have been developed for the following reasons: (1) to protect the public welfare, (2) to serve as a guide for dental hygiene program development, (3) to serve as a stimulus for the improvement of established programs, and (4) to provide criteria for the evaluation of new and established programs.
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