The purposes of the Society shall be to improve the oral health of the public; to advance the art and science of dental hygiene;
to maintain the highest standards of dental hygiene education and practice; to represent and protect the interest of the dental
hygiene profession; to improve the professional competence of the dental hygienist; to foster research in oral health; to
provide professional communications; to publish a newsletter; and to conduct other activities as may be permitted by the State
of Tennessee to carry out the purposes of this Society.
To improve the public's total health, the mission of this Society is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by increasing
the awareness of and ensuring access to quality oral health care, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education,
licensure and practice, and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.