ADHA to launch dental hygiene survey/research center

March 21, 2012

January 15, 2010 | modernhygienist.comNews ADHA set to launch new dental hygiene survey/research center  Chicago-ADHA today announced that in concert with its Strategic Plan commitment to operational excellence throu

January 15, 2010 | modernhygienist.com
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ADHA set to launch new dental hygiene survey/research center
 
Chicago-ADHA today announced that in concert with its Strategic Plan commitment to operational excellence through the use of data and knowledge-based decision making, that a new ADHA Survey/Research Center is being launched. The goal for the ADHA Survey/Research Center is to become the professional association resource for information on the dental hygiene profession and to support data/information needs for ADHA on the national, state and local level.
 
“Advancing the dental hygiene profession and building our association require solid data to facilitate the decision making process,” said ADHA President Lynn Ramer, LDH. “Increasingly, top performing professional associations consistently use data for decision making. The ADHA Survey/Research Center will formalize the data gathering process for our profession and allow us to make solid, data-based decisions.”
 
McKenzie Smith, MPH, MEd, will be responsible for directing the ADHA Survey/Research Center and will oversee association research initiatives in his capacity with the center.
 
“This is an exciting development for ADHA. The establishment of the ADHA Survey/Research Center is the first step toward building our dental hygiene research capabilities and working with a broad array of users including corporate partners, government agencies and national and state groups who need to latest data on the profession of dental hygiene,” said ADHA Executive Director Ann Battrell, RDH, MSDH.
 
For more information on the activities of the ADHA Survey/Research Center, please contact McKenzie Smith at surveycenter@adha.net.

ADHA is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of more than 150,000 dental hygienists across the country. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals, licensed in dental hygiene, who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services that support total health through the promotion of optimal oral health. For more information about ADHA, dental hygiene or the link between oral health and general health, visit ADHA at www.adha.org