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Dental Assistant Recognition Week

Author: John Kasper/Monday, February 9, 2015/Categories: 24/7 Articles

The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) announces that Dental Assistants Recognition Week (DARW) is scheduled for March 1–7, 2015. 


DARW is a week-long tribute to the commitment and dedication which dental assistants exhibit throughout the year. “Dental Assisting: Embracing the Changes of the Profession” is the theme for the 2015 Dental Assistants Recognition Week.  It is a time for dental assistants to receive greater recognition for their own unique and diverse contributions to the dental profession and the dental health care of the public.


Dental Assisting continues to diversify and expand. Whether working chairside with the dentist, taking X–rays or managing the business office, teaching or working in insurance or sales, dental assistants are vital to the success of the dental practice.


The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) has been the recognized voice of dental assisting for 90 years. It remains committed to promoting quality dental health care to the public and enhancing the public image and stature of the dental assisting profession.


DARW is sponsored by the ADAA, the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Assistants Association and the Canadian Dental Association.


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.


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