News and Media

Nov. 24, 2020 - The anticipated language update to Proclamation 20.24.2 was announced during today’s press conference.  The additions include clarifying language on existing portions of the executive order along with new wording on infection control. Follow CDC Guidance on Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, including any subsequent amendments, for COVID-19 symptom screening for all patients, visitors, contractors, volunteers, and staff prior to, or immediately upon, entering a facility or practice. With the inclusion of this specific language, it becomes required and must be followed and adhered to.  "Including any subsequent amendments" allows for changes and evidence-based updates as care delivery continues during the pandemic. If you have questions after reading all the information and reviewing our COVID-19 resource page, please send questions to


Nov. 11, 2020 - Stay connected with what’s happening via the new ADHA Board of Trustees Highlights page. You’ll find the latest outcomes from the recent Fall Board meeting, including announcements related to strategic priorities, member engagement research, plans for the 2021 House of Delegates meeting and more.


Oct. 30, 2020 - Scammers Pose as Department of Health Officials


Oct. 22, 2020 - Fall Greetings from ADHA President Lisa Moravec and District XII Trustee Jennifer Frame >>


Oct. 20, 2020 - Participate in the Washington DOH COVID-19 Vaccine Survey by Monday, October 26th >>


Oct. 14, 2020 - ADHA is reducing national dues for 2021 by 5%. PLUS when you renew your membership by November 15, 2020, you’ll receive a special discount code for $20 off the ADHA member rate for the all-new, all-virtual Dental Hygiene Leadership Summit January 15-16, 2021. 


Oct. 5, 2020 - Dental Hygiene Initial Limited License Expiration Date Extension during the COVID-19 Response


Sept. 23, 2020 - License expiration extension ending, renew by Sept. 30 to avoid late fee


July 3, 2020 - July Newsletter Available


June 9, 2020 - L&I DOSH Update


June 8, 2020 - Starting June 12th, WDHA will be hosting two group sessions on Fridays: 8AM Coffee Chat and 4PM Happy Hour. These sessions will run each week through the end of July. Weekly registrations links posted on Facebook.


June 5, 2020 - DQAC Meeting Summary


May 18, 2020 - Proclamation 20-24.1 Summary from WDHA President Jennifer Zbaraschuk

                       Q13 News "Some dental offices prepare to reopen with updated COVID-19 safety measures"

                       Seattle Times "As dental offices start to reopen, some hygienists still wary of coronavirus risk; here’s what to expect if you visit your dentist"


May 17, 2020 - WDHA Safe to Work Q&A Presentation


May 16, 2020 - KOMO News "Dentists get free protective gear to prep for Monday reopening"


May 15, 2020 - A Return to Work Update from WDHA President Jennifer Zbaraschuk

                       Video Update from WDHA President Jennifer Zbaraschuk | Written Message


May 14, 2020 - DQAC May 15, 2020 Meeting Cancelled


May 13, 2020 - My Northwest "Washington’s dental hygienists worried about safety with PPE shortages"

                       Q13 News "Some dental hygienists are worried about welcoming patients back"


May 8, 2020 - WDHA welcomes your input regarding the reopening of dental offices. Click here to submit your comments.


May 5, 2020 - Kiro 7 News "Dentists ready to open, dental hygienists reluctant."