Institute for Oral Health

About Us

Watch the video below to learn more about the Institute for Oral Health and its impact on the dental hygiene profession from 2015-2016 IOH Chair Kelli Swanson Jaecks, MA, RDH and ADHA Chief Executive Officer Ann Battrell.

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 Service Grants
  • Support dental hygienists to reach their full professional potential through Research Grants
  • Develop dental hygienists’ access to educational programs through Scholarships