2023–2024 IOH Chair

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Dawn Ann Dean, RDH, MSDH, CTTS, FADHA

It is my honor to serve as the 2023-2024 IOH Foundation Board of Directors Chair to proudly advance the profession of dental hygiene through scholarship, research and community service grants. These vital programs would not exist without the annual support of people like you who know the true value of lifelong giving. The IOH is committed to supporting students and dental hygienists throughout their career to improve the public’s oral and overall health by increasing awareness and equitable access to quality oral healthcare. Your generous donations, large and small, help the IOH make that difference in the lives of students, members and communities. Serving as your Chair, I am committed to helping you, our professional community and those we serve to rise through charitable giving to create a better world through scholarship, research and service. Let’s all be the reason someone smiles today. We are—Stronger Together!

The role of the IOH Chair is to advance the profession of Dental Hygiene through scholarship, research, and service. In alignment with ADHA, the Institute supports oral healthcare professionals throughout their career.

These vital programs would not exist without the generous support of individuals like you, who care about oral health. Your donation makes this work possible. Every donation makes a difference to improve public health  by increasing awareness of and access to quality oral healthcare.

2023-2024 IOH BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2023-2024 IOH Committees

Community Service Grant Review Committee
The Community Service Grant Review Committee includes four reviewers that possess an understanding and expertise in community service programming and performance measures. This Committee reviews all complete Community Service Grant proposals for the Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant Program in the fall and reviews submitted proposals for the Healthy Start for Texas Teeth and Rosie Wall Community Spirit, Community Service Grant Programs in the spring. This Committee will meet twice per year (fall and spring) to make recommendations to the Board of Directors for Community Service Grant funding.

Research Grant Review Committee
The Research Grant Review Committee is composed of four reviewers that demonstrate prior knowledge and expertise in the field of oral healthcare and dental hygiene research. This Committee must review all complete Research Grant Proposals for the Institute for Oral Health Research Grant Program and the named Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Research Grant Program. This Committee meets in the spring to make recommendations to the Board of Directors for Research Grant funding.

Scholarship Review Committee
The Scholarship Review Committee consists of three reviewers that exhibit expertise in the field of dental hygiene higher education. This Committee must review all complete scholarship applications for each of the Institute for Oral Health Scholarships. This Committee meets in the spring to make recommendations to the Board of Directors for Scholarship funding.

IOH Foundation Liaison Committee

The IOH Foundation Liaison Committee consists of four volunteer leaders, representatives of the four ADHA Constituent Regions who are appointed by the Chair of IOH for a period of two years. This committee is vital to the growth and progress of our profession, and it is important that they function on a year-round basis. The primary focus of the is committee is supporting the liaisons through training and mentorship while assisting with national fundraising activities. These groups play an integral role in the pursuit of our mission and goals.

IOH Liaisons

Liaisons are volunteers, grassroots fundraisers, ADHA leaders, and change-makers. The fundraising they do on behalf of the Institute for Oral Health directly contributes to scholarships, community service grants and research grants to dental hygienists throughout the United States. Liaisons also serve as chief communicators for Institute for Oral Health opportunities such as open scholarships and grants. They are also advocates for their communities, working closely within the state and local chapters to communicate the needs of those communities to the National ADHA Institute for Oral Health offices to better serve the dental hygiene community.

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