Dental Assistants Recognition Week
Dental Assistants Recognition Week will be held March 5-11, 2023 is designated by the American Dental Assistants Association as the perfect time to acknowledge and recognize the versatile, multi-talented member of the dental team. Dentists in the United States and Canada will celebrate by honoring their dental assistants for their various duties and helping them provide patients with quality dental care.
The theme for 2023 is "The heart of Dental Offices Through Education, Commitment and Safety" and acknowledges the growing importance of dentistry’s role in health care and the responsibilities of dental assistants.
Dental assistants possess special traits and talents that help the office run smoothly so patients receive the most comfortable care. During the month of March, DANB reminds us that those talents are:
Not all patients look forward to going to the dentist and some are right down scared. Dental assistants seem to have a knack of making them less stressful and no longer worried.
Have you ever thought about how many tasks you perform each day and sometimes it seems all at the same time.
Assistants are the dentists extra hands and eyes. Anticipating their need sometimes before they know they need it and haven’t asked for it.
Sharing your knowledge
Dental assistants are educated professionals and should feel proud when they can share some of that knowledge with their patients. What caused that oral problem and describe the treatment the dentist is recommending.
Helping that patients smile return to what it once was and could be again. Giving them more happiness and a happier life.