As a constituent of the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) each state in the organization is divided up into Components. These Components are determined by geographic proximity within each state. Local Component organizations form the first line of involvement for individual members and prospective members. The Components implement community service programs, educational sessions, as well as offer ideas and information about state and national policies.
As a member of WI-DHA members are automatically members of the national parent organization, the ADHA. The ADHA has grown to over 35,000 members in 51 states, over 350 local components, and in several foreign countries. Approximately, 35 staff members service ADHA members from the office in Chicago, Illinois.