Education & Careers

Research Center

Industry-specific research has become increasingly important to achieving our mission to advance the art and science of dental hygiene. Facilitating the development of new clinical techniques, materials and treatments modalities, research also has an impact on access to care, education and public and private policies on oral health.

The goal of the ADHA Division of Research is to broaden our involvement in a variety of oral health research initiatives. In addition, we will support internal association-related endeavors that rely on research or statistical expertise.

Both inside and outside of the research arena, it is important for practitioners to make decisions that are firmly grounded in knowledge obtained from research and clinical experiences. To help advance our profession, the National Dental Hygiene Research Agenda identifies the following priority research areas :

  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Health Services Research
  • Professional Education and Development
  • Clinical Dental Hygiene Care
  • Occupational Health and Safety

As part of the professional dental hygiene community, we are committed to using the NDHRA to guide research, enhance patient-centered care, improve the quality of services and foster other professional efforts. We are also focused on acquiring data that supports the educational goals of the profession and the public and private policies that keep it moving forward. Get involved in the research that is reshaping your profession.

ADHA’s Student Research Program

ADHA’s Student Research Program allows currently enrolled students to collaborate with ADHA in collecting data for their research endeavors.

As part of the professional dental hygiene community, ADHA is committed to guide research, enhance patient-centered care, improve the quality of dental hygiene care, and foster professional development. We invite you, your program, and your students, to get involved in the research that is reshaping your profession.

The Student Research Program allows interested student researchers to submit research requests for survey distribution to our membership base, provided at sliding scale rates. Surveys must be preapproved by ADHA, and payment must be received prior to distribution. Research requests should be submitted no less than 90 days prior to the desired start date of the survey’s distribution. Application paperwork, and additional information, can be obtained by contacting research@adha.net.

Student Table Clinics / Poster Session

For more information on participating at this years CLL at the 92nd Annual Session click here.

Research Poster Abstracts

For information about Research Poster abstract submissions, following is the application, guidelines and sample:

Questions?

Contact the Division of Education and Research with any questions or information requests at 312-440-8900.

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