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Dental Hygiene Associates, Inc. (DHAI) is CDHA’s non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation. It was formed in 1980 and actively promotes and accepts donations from those interested in supporting dental hygiene students and education.

Purpose and Goals

DHAI raises funds for scholarships to advance the educational goals for dental hygiene students and also serves as a grant administrator for hygienists and local components. Scholarship awards are carried out in the name, memory, and legacy of Cora Ueland. All donations to DHAI are tax-deductible.


  • To increase public access to quality dental hygiene and preventive services by licensed dental hygienists
  • To encourage and promote professional advancement through scholarship and quality research, in collaboration with CDHA
  • To broaden the capabilities of dental hygienists, thereby strengthening health manpower resources and creating alternate employment opportunities for licensed dental hygienists
  • To solicit and receive donations for scholarships and for the support of dental hygiene research promoting public welfare
  • Act as an organization according to IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) and to operate as a subsidiary organization of CDHA according to IRS Code Section 501(c)(3)
  • Promote community-based interventions and prevention of oral disease toward advancement of oral health

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