According to RHDMag,
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association has announced a new format for National Dental Hygiene Month will kick off with October and will feature various events for each week of the month long celebration.
The theme will remain “A Healthy Smile Lasts a Lifetime.”
“The new format for National Dental Hygiene Month is a better representation of what the celebration means to the profession and the community alike,” said Diann Bomkamp, RDH, BSDH, ADHA president. “Dental hygienists belong to a community service-oriented profession, which is now honored and better utilized during the month of celebration. We’re proud of all dental hygienists and the work that they do.”
The activities seen in the time of the NDHM is –
First full week: Hygienists’ Appreciation Day
Weeks two and three: Community Service
Week four: Take a Potential Member to Lunch
In the first week you being a dentist are appreciated by your family and friends, and celebrate a particular day of the week for what all you did as a perfect dental hygienist, and as a dental professional.
In the 2nd and 3rd week, dental hygienists are volunteer oriented always, but during this week they try to make the community a better place. This can be done alone or along with your co-workers and friends, and also you can call the officials to show them about your dedication.
In the 4th week, As an ADHA member, take a friend, or a co-worker who’s not out to lunch. ADHA is the community for all dental hygienists. Show them the value, but remember, it’s not a sales pitch—just a friendly gesture on behalf of yourself and the profession.
October will be a great month to clean interdental spaces after every single snack!!! There is new product on the market: BrytonPick. It is string-free, reusable (GREEN) and portable flossier that will save you allot of time on a daily flossing routine. Flossing after every snack will improve your oral and overall health….bacteria in mouth is directly connected with the overall health…more than we are willing to commit…
Cory from Dental Heroes says
I saw this on Wisdom’s blog the other day, and can’t believe I didn’t post about it sooner. I think the act of giving back will over time improve the public’s perception of dentists – and oral health overall. It’ll be interesting to see where we’re at in a few years.