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American Dental Assistants Association - Dental Assistant Recognition Week

Dear Dugoni School Family,

This week offers us a timely opportunity to thank and recognize our many dental assistants during “Dental Assistant Recognition Week,” being celebrated nationally March 3-9, 2019. Feel free to visit the American Dental Assistants Association website to learn more.

This year’s theme is “Today’s Dental Assistants — Polished, Poised and Professional.” Those descriptions certainly reflect the quality of the dental assistants who work with us at the Dugoni School. Our clinics would not be as successful without their unique skills and keen attention to patient care.

We are glad our dental assistants are part of the Dugoni School family. They play an important role as we strive to fulfill our school’s purpose of helping people lead healthy lives.

Dear Dugoni School Family,

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which offers us a great opportunity to look for ways to remind the public about the importance of oral health as a key component of overall health, especially for children.

National Children’s Dental Health Month began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1941. It has since grown to a national month-long observance that has raised awareness about oral health among millions of children and adults. More details are available on the American Dental Association's website.

Our students, residents, faculty, and staff are hosting a couple of special events related to this effort. Thanks in advance to the many volunteers who are making these upcoming community events possible:

Give Special Kids a Smile — Saturday, February 9, at the Union City Dental Care Center (in partnership with the Southern Alameda County Dental Society) for children and adults with physical and/or mild developmental disabilities

Give Kids a Smile — Saturday, March 2, at the Hutto Patterson Pediatric Dentistry Clinic in San Francisco for children up to age 17

Please feel free to spread the word about these events to family, friends, neighbors, or other contacts in the community. And, we always encourage you to tell them about the ongoing care provided at the Hutto Patterson Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and the Redmond Family Orthodontic Clinic here at the Dugoni School.

Thanks for all that you do in February and throughout the rest of the year to help fulfill our school’s purpose of helping people lead healthy lives.

Dear Dugoni School Family,

A warm welcome back to each of you at the start of Winter quarter. Hopefully you had many opportunities to relax and recharge with family, friends, and other loved ones over the break.

The start of the new year is a perfect time to reflect and reconnect on our school’s purpose of helping people lead healthy lives. We look forward to a great year of supporting our students, each other, and providing care to the community as we strive to fulfill this purpose and continue building the best oral health education program in the world.

We have a lot of exciting work ahead of us and will have many opportunities to celebrate together as the year progresses. Thank you for being an important part of the Dugoni School family.