Celebrate Dental Assistants Recognition Week March 6-12

March 4, 2011

Bibby Library celebrates Dental Assistants Recognition week.

This event is a joint effort of the American Dental Assistants Association, the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Assistants Association and the Canadian Dental Association to acknowledge and recognize the Dental Assistant.

If you are an Eastman Institute for Oral Health Dental Assistant, we hope you’ll stop in to Bibby Library to pick up your free Bibby Library pen and information packet, and even some candy. You will also find a variety of resources and services available to you.

For example, you may wish to look a the following books:

  • Torres and Ehrlich modern dental assisting / Doni L. Bird, Debbie S. Robinson.
  • Essentials of dental radiography for dental assistants and hygienists / Orlen N. Johnson, Evelyn M. Thomson.

Or, scan this list of selected internet resources pertaining to careers in dental assisting.

If you use an iPhone or iTouch, be sure to check out this comprehensive list of apps for dental professionals and patients.

Finally, please feel free to chat with us about your information needs and how we can help you keep up to date with your profession.

Happy Dental Assistants Week to you!

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Recognize your Dental Assistant

February 23, 2009

The American Dental Assistants Association will celebrate National Dental Assistants Recognition Week from March 1-7, 2009.

This event, which is also recognized by the  American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Assistants Association and the Canadian Dental Association, calls for recognition of the dedicated work of dental  assistants.

This year’s theme is One Team, One Goal: Improving Oral Health, and includes  educational and charitable activities.

Want to know more about dental assisting?

  • Browse a list of articles, as indexed in PubMed
  • Visit the American Dental Assistants Organization website
  • Read Dental Assisting Digest online
  • See more dental assisting resources

Nominate Your Favorite Dental Assistant

March 7, 2008

3M ESPE in association with PennWell Corporation and Dental Assisting Digest, are supporting the 1st Annual Innovative Dental Assistant of the Year Award.

This award will recognize one dental assistant who has:
• Proven to be an asset to the dental team
• Displayed superb chair side skills
• Demonstrated exceptional patient communication skills

The Innovative Dental Assistant of the Year will be:
• Recognized during a special presentation with an award from 3M ESPE at the Professional Dental Assisting Conference in Norfolk in April, 2008
• Announcement featured within the July 2008 issue of Dental Economics and the new Dental Assisting e-newsletter
• Provided with free registration to the 2008 Professional Dental Assisting (valued at over $200.00), a free 1 year membership to the American Dental Assisting Association (valued at $200.00), hotel accommodations and attendance to a special presentation at the PDA

Submit this form to nominate your favorite dental assistant.


Recognize a Dental Assistant

February 29, 2008

March 2-8 is Dental Assistant’s Recognition Week!

Each March, a special week is set aside to acknowledge the unique talents of dental assistants. This year, the theme is One Team, One Goal: Improving Oral Health.

The following is a list of resources to help you learn more about the profession and recognize the Dental Assistants you work with:


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