Institute of Oral Health



In collaboration with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the ADHA Institute for Oral Health provides thousands of dollars each year, to advance the profession of Dental Hygiene through scholarship, research and service. These monies have been awarded to dental hygiene students for educational needs (Scholarships), to those expanding the field of dental hygiene (Research Grants) and to dental hygienists’ to provide oral health care and education to those in their communities (Community Service Grants).


Our Mission


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 grants
  • Support advancements in the dental hygiene profession through  research grants
  • Develop dental hygienists’ access to educational programs through scholarships.


Our Vision

The philanthropic foundation to advance professional excellence in dental hygiene education and research


To find out more about IOH including how to donate or request money for grants or scholarships follow this link  http://www.adha.org/ioh-about-us