During National Dental Hygiene Month, the importance of preventative care — and the talented professionals who provide it — deserve plenty of attention. Below, find details about contests, awards, podcasts and awareness efforts taking place throughout October.

1. ‘In Good Hands’ Rewards Hygienist Success Stories

In Good Hands” shines a light on hygienists who have helped patients regain confidence post-pandemic.
Benco Dental invites hygienists to share a story of how they creatively got patients back in the chair post-Covid.
Prizes: PRO-SYS® Hygiene Handpiece to each of three top story submissions.
Deadline: October 11, 2021
How to Enter: Email submissions (500 word limit) to communications@benco.com

2. Author Amber Lovatos, BSDH, RDH shares ‘Smiles Por Vida’ on the ADHA Podcast

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month,Amber Lovatos, BSDH, RDH shares insight with the American Dental Hygienist Association ADHA Podcast team about her children’s book about oral health, “Smiles Por Vida” and the mobile program she’s creating with the support of the 2020 ADHA IOH grant, “Going Where No One Has Gone Before.” Listen HERE.

3. Katti Webb Simpson tells Incisal Edge how whole-body wellness and hygiene make the perfect couple

One of the first independent practice dental hygienists to open a brick-and-mortar office, Katti Webb Simpson talks about why her patients’ trust inspired her to add a wellness component to her hygiene offerings in Foxcroft, Maine.
Catch a quick Q&A with her HERE.

Courtesy @youradha

4. ADHA accepting nominations for 2022 Awards

The ADHA annually recognizes accomplishments in clinical, education, public health, research and more.
Deadline: Dec. 12, 2021
Details: 7 categories, 7 prizes in each package. Get all the into on how to nominate HERE.

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