|About||Established in 1963, the Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association (ODHA) is a non-profit organization that represents the interests and needs of member dental hygienists in Ontario.|
ODHA Mission Statement
To advance dental hygiene practice and primary health care promotion in the interest of the profession and the public.
To be embraced by all health care professions, stakeholders and the public as a key partner in the delivery of primary health care and wellness promotion as well as the essential source for expert input to all dental hygiene and related health issues.
The ODHA values and embodies an ongoing commitment to:
1. Visionary Leadership, in health care and health promotion;
2. Accountability and Transparency, in all we do;
3. Life-Long Learning and Research, for all our members;
4. Understanding and Inclusiveness, throughout the organization;
5. Effective Communication, in all we say and do; and
6. Sincerity, Caring and Ethical Behaviour.
Priority 1 – Continue to be the key organization representing, advocating and giving voice to dental hygienists and related health issues in Ontario.
Priority 2 – Capitalize on dental hygiene’s knowledge, skills and abilities by expanding the profession’s scope of practice, and educational, research and interprofessional opportunities.
Priority 3 – Enhance public awareness of dental hygiene and its connection to overall health while championing the goals of access, choice and affordability.
The Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA) is the professional association representing registered dental hygienists of Ontario. Dental hygienists are primary health care providers regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act who are highly skilled in assisting clients to attain and maintain optimum oral health
As the representative of the profession, ODHA gives voice to issues of interest to our members and advocates for the public’s access to oral health services.
|Products||ODHA provides a full range of benefits and services that meet members' needs for personal and professional growth. These include professional development, advocacy, promotion of the profession, insurance plans, communication vehicles, and information on employment issues.|