Dental Assistant Recognition Week is March 6-12

March 6-12 is national Dental Assistants Recognition Week. “Dental Assistants: Patient focused with Passion and Purpose” is the theme for the 40th annual Dental Assistants Recognition Week.

Fortis stands in partnership with the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) to celebrate Dental Assistants Recognition Week. Throughout the week, Fortis Colleges and Institutes will celebrate students who are part of the school’s Dental Assistant Program. The work these students do following graduation will help many community residents maintain good oral health and a great smile.

As the field of dental assisting expands, so do the responsibilities for these professionals. The scope of their practice and duties have dental assistants playing a bigger oral health role in the 21st Century. Dental assistants today not only sit in with practicing dentists, they take x-rays, help manage a practice’s business office, and even learn the insurance side of patient care while being asked to help dentists in a variety of ways.

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