DENTAL HYGIENIST APPRECIATION WEEK
An annual celebration that recognizes and honors the critical role that dental hygienists play in promoting oral health and preventing dental diseases. This week, which takes place in April every year, presents an excellent opportunity for us to show our gratitude and appreciation for the hardworking dental hygienists in our community.
Dental hygienists are experts, leaders, health advocates, and influencers who contribute significantly to the success of our dental practices. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is committed to supporting dental hygienists throughout their careers and beyond.
Acknowledgment is key to building a strong and cohesive team that is committed to the success of the dental practice. Showing appreciation for their work, attitude, and engagement helps to boost morale, increase productivity, and promote a positive work environment.
There are many creative ways to recognize the contributions of dental hygienists to the success of the practice.
- Team members can write thank you notes highlighting the dental hygienist’s unique superpower
- Decorate the office to make patients feel a part of the celebration
- Post photos and articles on social media
- Treat the team to breakfast or lunch in their honor.
Small gifts, such as gift cards, flowers, or a preferred morning beverage every day for the week, can also go a long way in making dental hygienists feel appreciated.
Additionally, paying for a continuing education/professional development course or donating to their favorite charity can show how much you value their work and commitment to oral health.
CELEBRATE ALL YEAR
It’s crucial to celebrate and recognize team members’ contributions throughout the year, paying special attention to each specialty’s daily, weekly, or monthly recognition.
Let everyone know the impact they have on the dental practice, patients, vendors, and referrals, as everyone’s contributions are critical to the business’s bottom line.
Let’s take this Dental Hygienist Appreciation week as an opportunity to celebrate our dental hygienists, show our gratitude for their hard work, and recognize their contributions to the success of the dental practice.
By doing so, we can boost morale, create a positive work environment, and promote a culture of recognition and appreciation that will benefit everyone on the team.