Mission Statement

To improve the public’s total health, the mission of the PDHA is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by increasing the awareness of and ensuring access to cost-effective quality oral health care, thus promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research while representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.

PDHA Goals:

  1. Achieve autonomy of dental hygiene education, licensure and practice.

  2. Promote consumer advocacy in oral health care as part of total health.

  3. Serve as the recognized authority for the profession of dental hygiene.

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