Celebrating Dental Assisting Recognition Week
Mar. 6, 2017
This week is more than simply the first week of March and the unofficial dawning of spring. March 5-11 marks Dental Assisting Recognition Week (DARW). Itâs a week that recognizes and celebrates all the hard-working Dental Assistants across the U.S. And, by extension, all the hard-working Dental Assisting students at any of Concordeâs 16 campuses in eight states across the country. The theme for the 2017 version of Dental Assisting Recognition Week is, âPatient focused with passion and purpose.â This theme provides areas to explore for recognition of Dental Assisting students and professionals, the goal being to make the public and fellow professionals aware of the contributions that Dental Assisting makes to public health. In commemoration of Dental Assisting Recognition Week, our Concorde campusesâ Dental Assistant programs will be hosting a plethora of activities and events surrounding this central theme. Hereâs an example of what a couple campuses have planned.
Portland celebrating Dental Assisting Recognition WeekSanja Economou, DA and Medical Office Administration Program Director at Concordeâs campus in Portland, Ore., said her department has plenty planned to commemorate and celebrate the recognition of Dental Assistants. Today: Distribution of goody bags to campus staff by DA students. Tuesday: Guest speakers â Dr. Daniel Petrisor, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, with special focus on oral, head and neck cancer (surgery); Hannah Rich, RDH, community involvement. Wednesday: Field trip for DA students to the offices of Pacific Dental Services. Students will be introduced to the CAD/CAM system with the Cerec software user interface. Thursday: Raffle for the afternoon and evening DA students, accompanied by cupcakes. Portland campus will honor DA students with the cup of the favorite free coffee, provided as a part of Spirit Week. Friday: Raffle for the sunrise and morning DA students, accompanied by cupcakes.
Dallas also in on the actLetitia Smith, Dental Assisting Program Director at Concorde â Dallas, said her department has the following educational and fun events planned to commemorate the week.
- Dental Assistantâs Creed reciting contest
- Field trip to a dental lab and imaging site
- Crazy sock day
- DA students will be educating the various programs on campus about their oral hygiene with a visual poster and pamphlets they create
- DA students will take impressions of fellow students from other programs and fabricate their whitening trays. The day will end enjoying cake and beverages.