The mission of IDHA is to assist and serve individual members through active participation and promotion of the highest standards of the dental hygiene profession.
- Enhance the profession of dental hygiene by improving professionalism, autonomy, access to oral health care, and the relationship of oral health to total health.
- Professionals representing the highest standards of practice to maintain the integrity of the profession.
- Promoting public awareness by providing quality oral health care to individuals in private and alternative practice settings, including underserved populations.
- Promoting higher educational standards and increased educational offerings to keep pace with the demands of an ever changing population.
- Increasing public awareness of services provided by dental hygienists.