4 Ways to Recognize Dental Assistants

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Do you currently have team members who are enrolled in a dental assistant program? Do you want to show them how much you appreciate their hard work? Dental assistants are integral parts of any practice, so making sure they know how much they’re valued is important. As part of Dental Assistants Recognition Week, consider the following methods to express your appreciation for what they do.

Team Luncheons

By establishing a designed break time to celebrate your dental assistants, you can give them a chance to power down from a busy day and enjoy time spent with colleagues. Food is always a positive and welcoming way to show someone your appreciation, so whether it is a potluck or catered meal, bringing everyone together to enjoy good food is a nice way to say thank you.

Dental Gifts

Now, don’t assume you can sneak into the inventory room and grab a few toothbrushes and toothpaste to share with your dental assistants. Instead, think outside the box and find gifts that help bring a smile to their face while reminding them of their passion for dentistry. From silly socks covered in images of teeth to dental-themed jewelry, your team will appreciate the small gifts.

Spotlighting Dental Assistants

Want to make them feel really special? Dedicated Dental Assistants Recognition Week to spotlighting your practice’s dental assistants! Each day, share a photo and special information about each individual in your office. Of course, you’ll want to make sure what you share on social media is okay with the person but letting others in on their favorite hobbies or what they love most about their job is a great way to say thank you as well as let others who follow your page to express their appreciation as well!

Say Thank You with a Gift Card

When buying a particular gift is too difficult, try giving a gift card. These allow your dental assistants to choose what they want and when they want to get it. Whether it is a gift card to their favorite coffee shop, the movie theater, a restaurant, online shopping, or a standard Visa or Mastercard gift card, you cannot go wrong.

While these are just a few ways you can show your appreciation to your dental assistants, there are countless other gift ideas that can help your team feel loved.

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