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Your smile is the window to your soul, speaking volumes about who you are and how you interact.Share a special “thank you” with your dental assistant during National Dental Assistant’s Recognition Week, Mar 2-8
Without uttering a word you’ve made people feel at ease, projected an air of confidence, and let people know you’re healthy, smart and financially secure. At least that’s what research claims when it comes to the message of a single smile. Smiles are the one truly universal means of expression regardless of language barriers, and the facts are, when you like your smile you smile more.
What do Dental Assistants do exactly and how do they keep a dental office running so smoothly? Take a look at just a few of the job expectations:
- Maintain and prepare treatment rooms
- Assist dentist at chairside during patient treatment
- Prepare and deliver dental materials
- Provide postoperative patient instructions
- Oversee infection control program
- Perform radiographic procedures
- Perform basic lab procedures
- Provide assurance and support for the patient
It’s time to thank the people who contribute so much the dental industry.
This week, March 3-9 Dental Assistants across the North America will get the chance to feel a little extra special and a little more appreciated. Dentist will honor dental assistants for their role on the dental team. They’ll be recognized for their wide range of duties and their often overlooked contribution to quality dental care will be highlighted. Take a moment to read that last bullet above and really let it sink in. For patients with “dental anxiety” that is key component to creating a comfortable experience for everyone.
“Dental assistants are highly valuable members of the dental team and make significant contributions to the oral health of the public,” said Carolyn Breen, president of the American Dental Assistants Association. “What better time to thank dental assistants for the important role they play in patient care, than by honoring them nationally during Dental Assistant Recognition Week?”
In any social interaction, professional or personal, people will naturally gravitate towards those of us who smile. Couples generally say what attracted them most to their partner was their smile. Next time you go in for your dental check-up, share those pearly whites with the assistants, offering your heartiest “thanks.” I’ll bet you’ll get a free toothbrush out of it!