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Greetings from Robin R. Roderick, new ADHP President
President - Robin
Greetings and Happy New Year!
I am honored to be elected president of this remarkable
association, and I look forward to meeting and working
with all of you (current and future members).
I want to personally thank you for your past support of the
Alliance, and your confidence in the officers who bring
together this dynamic and successful association. I
applaud every one of you for all you do as a direct access
provider, educator, support member, sponsor, or
provisional member (spouses and children).
The Alliance of Dental Hygiene Practitioners (ADHP) is a
community of practitioners/people (COP) who support our
mission to improve the oral health of our communities by
promoting evidence-based, cost effective oral hygiene
services, in addition to public access and education. We
are an association that advocates and supports consumer
choices and community partnerships.
As oral health integrates with primary care, training and promotion of team-based
care is essential. National health care reform brings new opportunities for dental
professionals. As an association we need to embrace this challenge.
Our association (ADHP), as with any other association, is member driven.
What Does Membership Give US to Help Others?
Membership gives us political clout and a voice in legislation.
Membership increases our presence in the community.
Membership identifies us as a profession and a professional.
Membership sets us apart from non licensed and technical positions
Membership provides the forum for practitioners to come together, network
and learn from each other.
Membership produces professional growth.
With membership the power of one is multiplied.
My job as president is to listen to members’ needs, and lead this association
based on the mission of our organization. ADHP is working to meet the needs of
Direct Access Providers. As of April 2018, there are 42 Direct Access States. With
my newly elected board, we are engaged in strategic planning and are extremely
excited for the activities planned for the coming year. Your input from member
surveys will help steer our organization to new heights!
Robin R. Roderick, RDH, MSDH
Dear colleagues, friends and support members of Direct Access
Dental Hygiene Services