Sharing Our Appreciation for Dental Assistants

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Today’s dental assistants contribute to quality dental care, elevate clinic productivity and enhance the professionalism of their amazing team members. Join me in recognizing these valuable partners who help keep dental practices operating efficiently.

March 3-9, dental offices throughout the world celebrate Dental Assistants Recognition Week (DARW), by celebrating the significant contributions dental assistants make in helping to improve the oral health of their patients and the public.

The theme throughout the week is “Key to Productivity: The Professional Dental Assistant,” which continues throughout the year, resonates strongly with those who understand the impact dental assistants have in their dental practices.

An array of associations have designated March 3-9 as an excellent time to acknowledge the contributions of dental assistants, including the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), American Dental Association (ADA), Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association (CDAA).

During this week-long event, dental assistants often take part in team activities and engage with the public through educational events that promote healthy habits, which improve oral health.

To help promote the event, the ADAA developed a 2013 DARW Kit that includes ADA-produced theme ads, a news release sample, social media and online promotion tips and much more to help bring awareness to the celebration.

The ADA would like dental assistants and offices to share their successes that they’ve experienced during the week for potential inclusion in The Dental Assistant, a part of the ADAA Journal. To share your news, complete the DARW activities publicity form included in the 2013 DARW kit.

How do you plan on sharing thanks? The ADA and myself would love to know! Share in the comment section below for me.

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