About Us


The mission of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice, Inc. (NCDHRP, Center) is to promote the health of the public by fostering the development, implementation and dissemination of oral health research; establish an infrastructure to support dental hygiene research; and, strengthen the scientific foundation for the discipline of dental hygiene.


  1. Create and facilitate opportunities that promote leadership, research and scholarship among dental hygienists.
  2. Foster research efforts among dental hygienists that address the oral health of the public by increasing oral health literacy and decreasing oral health inequities.
  3. Promote the translation of research evidence so that it is meaningful and useful for the public and dental hygiene education and practice.