The purpose of the Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Association shall be to improve the oral health of the public; to advance the art and science of dental hygiene; to maintain the highest standards of dental hygiene practice; to represent and protect the interest of the dental hygiene profession; to improve the professional competence of the dental hygienist; to foster research in oral health; to provide professional communications; and to conduct other activities as may be permitted by the State of Missouri to carry out the purposes of this Association.
To improve the public’s total health, the mission of the Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Association is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by increasing the awareness of and ensuring access to quality oral health care, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, and practice, and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.
The goals of the Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Association are:
The Dental Hygiene community will understand the value of MDHA membership and choose to belong MDHA will advance our profession through effective legislation
Raise awareness of dental hygiene profession and MDHA
MDHA will be a fiscally sound organization
To expand the collaborative opportunities for MDHA
Vision Statement (2005)
Dental Hygienists promoting total health through quality oral health care.