National Month: Ortho, Hygiene – and Bullying Prevention

Dear Dugoni School Family,

As we celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month and National Dental Hygiene Month, I would like to thank our orthodontic and dental hygiene teams for all they do to serve our students, residents, and patients in October and throughout the year.

National Orthodontic Health Month

This year, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is taking a new direction in observing National Orthodontic Health Month, which is also National Bullying Prevention Month. The AAO has teamed up with anti-bullying organization Stand for the Silent and invites members worldwide to help to raise awareness of the effects of bullying. Learn more about the Stand for the Silent initiative.

National Dental Hygiene Month 

Communications are designed this month to promote good oral health in the community and the wonderful work of dental hygienists. There is more information about this year's partnerships on the ADHA website.

Also, feel free to explore resources and information on the California Dental Hygienists' Association website.

Please join me in taking a moment to acknowledge the efforts of our hard working ortho and dental hygiene teams.

Thank you