CHICAGO — Dental offices throughout the United States and Canada will observe Dental Assistants Recognition Week March 2 to 8.
The American Dental Association (ADA), American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), Canadian Dental Association and Canadian Dental Assistants Association, along with other related professional organizations and educational institutions, will jointly recognize the observance.
This year’s theme, "Dental Assisting: Embracing the Changes of the Profession," acknowledges both the growing importance of dentistry's role in healthcare and the many ways that dental assistants participate in delivering quality patient care.
Dental assistants are encouraged to visit the ADAA's website, dentalassistant.org, to download the kit that includes project and promotional ideas. Dental assistants are also encouraged to document and share their activities with The Dental Assistant, the ADAA journal, for publication consideration by sending their submissions to Michi Trota, managing editor of The Dental Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the form in the kit: