Metrolina Dental Hygiene Association (MDHA) which is a member of North Carolina Dental Hygienist Association (NCDHA) was established in 1953. With a vision shared, five dental hygienists met to start an organization of North Carolina Dental Hygienists. They all wanted North Carolina to have a representative organization which would be a constituent of the American Dental Hygienists Association. Appointed by the President of North Carolina Dental Society an advisory committee was made to work closely with NCDHA.
The Mission of Metrolina Dental Hygiene Association is to promote health and hope for tomorrow’s children by providing various comprehensive health facilities, education support and social services for single pregnant adolescents, and their families to give them a place in society. The Goal of Metrolina Dental Hygiene Association is that all mothers to be who participate in the program should have healthy pregnancies under supervision of experienced doctors.
MDHA is teaching dental hygiene classes for the women from past ten years at Florence Crittenton Services in Charlotte. A public service project initiated by MDHA, is teaching young women at the Florence Crittenton Home oral health care for themselves and for their babies. Metrolina Dental Hygiene Association provides free living accommodations, financial support, guidance, prenatal health support, and education in life skills for young women who are pregnant and have no place of their own. MDHS also organize regular camps to provide both pre- and post-natal oral public health classes for expectant mothers and also those who have recently delivered; the sessions are both for the child and for the parent for a better understanding and implementation of general oral hygiene.Read More»