Prioritization of the National Dental Hygiene Research Agenda

J Dent Hyg. 2002 Spring;76(2):157-66.


The profession of dental hygiene has made considerable progress over the past 30 years toward developing a unique body of knowledge for guiding education, practice, and research. The 1993-1994 American Dental Hygienists' Association Council on Research published the first national dental hygiene research agenda in 1994. The 1994 research agenda focused dental hygienists' research efforts; however, publication of two national reports--the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health, and Healthy People 2010--have made it necessary to revisit the research agenda. After considering input from participants in the Fourth National Dental Hygiene Research Conference and evaluating the Surgeon General's Report, the 2000-2001 Council on Research has established recommendations for the prioritization of the 1993-1994 research agenda. This report outlines for readers the rationale for the proposed recommendations.

Publication types

  • Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Dental Care
  • Dental Hygienists* / education
  • Dental Prophylaxis* / trends
  • Health Policy
  • Health Priorities* / classification
  • Health Priorities* / trends
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening
  • Medically Underserved Area
  • Oral Health
  • Primary Prevention
  • Professional Practice
  • Professional-Patient Relations
  • Research* / classification
  • Research* / trends
  • United States