The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health (IOH) will donate half of its profits from the past two years to scholarship and research grants throughout its 2015-2016 fiscal year.
The IOH will donate nearly $170,000 to the oral health community through scholarships, research grants, and community service grants. More than $68,000 will go to scholarships as the IOH received five times as many scholarship requests from student hygienists than in previous years.
The ADHA also announced that it will begin an annual survey to gauge the opinions of its members and nonmembers in the U.S. The inaugural American Dental Hygiene Omnibus Survey will poll participants on mobile technology usage, consumer influence, education, purchasing habits, and their most desired clinical instruments.
"Our current corporate members are thrilled that we are providing crucial data to them," stated Pamela Quinones, RDH, chair of the Institute of Oral Health Advisory Board, in a press release. "Some of our corporate members have told us a survey of this magnitude might cost them $20,000 to conduct on their own. We're thrilled we can bring this value to our corporate partners."
The survey will be distributed in March, and the results will be presented in June to IOH corporate members.