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Celebrate Dental Assistants Recognition Week March 1-7


February 10, 2015
by The American Dental Association (ADA)

Dental offices throughout the United States and Canada will celebrate Dental Assistants Recognition Week (DARW), March 1-7, 2015. This year’s theme, “Dental Assisting: Embracing the Changes of the Profession,” acknowledges the importance of dentistry’s role in healthcare and the many ways that the field of dental assisting continues to diversify and expand. Whether working chairside with the dentist or helping to manage the office, dental assistants are vital to the success of the dental practice.

Suggestions for honoring your assistants and participating in this year’s event are available in the DARW idea kit. The kit also includes information about awards and scholarships, products to demonstrate pride in the profession and ways to share DARW news through social and traditional media outlets. Dental assistants are also invited to submit a description of their celebratory activities to the ADAA journal, The Dental Assistant. Selected submissions will be published in a 2015 issue. For more information, download the kit, or contact Jay Kasper atjaykasper@sfainc.biz. Dental Assistants Recognition Week is sponsored by the American Dental Assistants Association, the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and Canadian Dental Assistants Association.

For more information, visit us at: www.ada.org or follow the ADA on Twitter@AmerDentalAssn

About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit
www.ada.org.
For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website
www.MouthHealthy.org.