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ADHA Institute for Oral Health

To Support the charitable educational, research and scientific endeavors of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) which will improve the public’s total health by increasing the awareness of and access to quality oral healthcare.


We work to:

  • Empower dental hygienists to improve the public’s health through Community Service Grants
  • Support dental hygienists to reach their full professional potential through Research Grants
  • Develop dental hygienists’ access to educational programs through Scholarships

In collaboration with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and through the generous support of our donors, the ADHA Institute for Oral Health provides thousands of dollars each year to advance the profession of dental hygiene! We are the only foundation for hygienists' by hygienists.

Funds are awarded to:

  • dental hygiene students for educational needs (Scholarships)
  • those expanding the field of dental hygiene (Research)
  • dental hygienists to provide oral health care and education to those in their communities (Community Service)