Every year, Dental Hygienist Appreciation Week provides an opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the dental professionals who play a vital role in maintaining our oral health. 

For dental offices, dental holidays serve as a perfect occasion to honor your hardworking staff and foster a sense of camaraderie within the team. 

We have some ideas on how your dental office can celebrate Dental Hygienist Week.

But first, let’s make sure you know when everyone is celebrating…

When is Dental Hygienist Week?

Dental Hygienist Week is the 2nd week in April. For 2024, that is April 8-14, 2024.

Say Thank You

There are lots of ways to say thank you to your dental hygienists.

Speaking of saying thank you, maybe now is a good time to share our gratitude for all the dental hygienists working through the Princess Dental Staffing platform. We appreciate the care you take with our employers and their patients. Dental Hygienist Appreciation Week is our chance to give you some extra recognition. Thank you!

Give a Gift

People do like a good gift and we’ve compiled a list of dental gifts to help you pick that perfect one.

Team Building

Planning a group outing, organizing a themed lunch, or hosting a friendly competition within the office foster a sense of camaraderie among your dental team.

These activities not only provide a break from the normal routine but also strengthen the bonds among team members, creating a more cohesive and supportive work environment.

Appreciation Posts

Posting a thank you to your dental staff on your blog or social media is a great way to celebrate Dental Hygienist Week.

It’s also a great opportunity to showcase your office culture and values, which are important to candidates looking to work for your company.

When you post to social, add a hashtag to your post like #dentalhygienistweek

Here are a few more:

  • #dentalhygiene 
  • #dental 
  • #dentistry 
  • #dentalhygienist 

Customer Promotions

Dental holidays are a great opportunity to promote your dental office services. This might be through discounts, special promotions, or events during the holiday week. 

These promotions may help patients feel valued and appreciated while increasing customer loyalty.

Make a Donation

To celebrate Dental Hygienist Week, consider making a donation on behalf of your staff. You might include your staff in the decision making process.

Working with local charities or offering free services for a cause contributes to community health awareness and improves your office’s reputation.

How will you celebrate your hygienists this week? Let us know in a comment on social media!


Chris Lewandowski

Published April 01, 2024

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