Celebrate Dental Assistants Recognition Week from March 5-11, 2023!


Every year Dental Assistants Recognition Week (DARW) is celebrated in Canada and the United States during the first full week of March to celebrate a very important part of the dental team – dental assistants!

“The ODAA is celebrating Dental Assistants Recognition Week with our members with contests, prizes, and a ‘Proud to be a Certified Dental Assistant’ campaign,” shared Executive Director of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA), Tara Fitzpatrick, BA, CDA II, CDR. “But our members deserve more than just one week of recognition. Fair wages and benefits, positive work environments, and respect are needed year-round. Certified dental assistants are formally educated and skilled professionals that are often described as the backbone of the dental office.”

The 2023 theme for DARW is “The ♥ of Dental Offices Through Education, Commitment, & Safety” to emphasize how important dental assistants are in the field of dentistry when forming relationships with and educating patients.

The Ontario Dental Assistants Association emphasizes how versatile the dental assistant skillset can be, which can lead to many career options such as in public health, insurance, education, government, sales, and more.

Read more about DARW.