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Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
The state agency responsible for licensing dental professionals in Texas. Some of the information available at this site include licensing exam information and links to dental hygiene programs.
Professional organizations, associations and societies generate and maintain a wealth of information on dental hygiene. Check out some of the ones listed below.
American Dental Hygienists' Association
"ADHA is the largest professional organization representing the interests of dental hygienists."
Texas Dental Hygienists' Association
"TDHA is an organization of licensed dental hygienists volunteers whose main purpose is to serve the citizens of Texas with quality dental health services."
American Dental Association
"The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public's oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement."
Texas Dental Association
The state affiliate of the ADA (see above).
Austin District Dental Hygienists' Society
"The Austin District Dental Hygienists Society has been serving the Austin Texas health care community for many years. We provide support and educational services to our members, information and service to the community, and details on dental hygiene as
International Federation of Dental Hygienists
"Uniting dental hygienists from around the world in their common cause of promoting dental health."
Oral Cancer Foundation
"The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support. "
National Maternal Child Oral Health Resource Center
"The purpose of the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) is to respond to the needs of states and communities in addressing current and emerging public oral health issues."
Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures
"OSAP is a unique group of dental practitioners, allied healthcare workers, industry representatives, and other interested persons with a collective mission to promote infection control and related science-based health and safety policies and practices."