KDHA Mission Statement:

To improve the public's total heath, the mission of the KDHA is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care, increasing awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research, and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.

    Strategic Values:

  • Professionalism
  • Quality
  • Health Promotion


  • Increase KDHA membership.
  • Achieve autonomy of dental hygiene education, licensure, and practice.
  • Promote consumer advocacy in oral health care as part of total health.
  • Serve as the recognized authority for the profession of dental hygiene.