Dental Assistants Recognition Week

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Dental Assistants Recognition Week™ (also known as DARW) is held the first full week in March every year. This year March 5-11, 2023 was designated by the American Dental Assistants Association as the perfect time to acknowledge and recognize the versatile, multi-talented member of your dental team. Dentists in the United States and Canada will celebrate by honoring their dental assistants for their various duties and helping them provide patients with quality dental care.

The theme for 2023 is The ♥ of Dental Offices Through Education, Commitment, & Safety, and acknowledges the growing importance of dentistry's role in health care and the responsibilities of dental assistants. Dental assistants are a key part of the dental practice year-round and strengthen the entire practice and enhance patient satisfaction. Dental assistants are committed to professional development and quality dental care.

ADAA has created an array of tools to help promote DARW and celebrate dental assistants in the U.S. and Canada. Download the whole toolkit or individually download images, ads, and tips.

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Take photos of your celebration and email them to! Make sure to also fill out the Photo Release Form when submitting your content (One photo release form must be signed for each participant identified in a photo).

See how dental assistants celebrated in 2019 by clicking here and in 2020 by clicking here.