2015-2021 Dental Hygiene Research Agenda

February 10, 2022 update: CDHA’s 2015-2021 Dental Hygiene Research Agenda remains valid at this time and can continue to be used for information/guidance purposes until further notice. Check back for new updates about the development of the next anticipated research agenda.

This Research Agenda aims to effect change in the following key areas:

  • Access to care issues and unmet oral health needs of individuals
  • Risk assessment and management of health conditions
  • Capacity-building within the dental hygiene profession

Profession-specific research adds to the overall body of knowledge, allowing the profession to meet the evolving and complex oral health needs of the public and enhance the oral health and well-being of Canadians. CDHA remains committed to promoting and supporting research to improve the oral health of Canadians for generations to come. This research agenda is foundational to this critical strategy.