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What to Expect in a Dental Office During the Holiday Season

October 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalassisting @ 7:47 pm
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The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing colors, and November is just a few weeks away. Do you know what that means? The holiday season is right around the corner! During this special time of the year, you may be gearing up to celebrate with family and friends. If you’re a dental assistant, you’re probably preparing for the festivities at work as well. That said, here are five common dental office experiences you can look forward to in the coming months.

Last-Minute Dental Appointments

Many dental offices see a surge of dental patients during the holiday season. It’s mostly people wanting to sign up for last-minute dental appointments, hoping they can use their insurance benefits before they expire for the year. Some may be seeking cosmetic dentistry, looking for solutions that can give them a perfect smile for holiday photos. It may come as no surprise that professional teeth whitening treatment is one of the most common procedures during the holidays!

Holiday-Themed Music

Once the holiday season is in full swing, you can look forward to hearing holiday-themed music playing in the dental office. Not only does it make the environment feel more festive, but it can help alleviate some patients’ dental anxiety. It’s particularly helpful for younger patients, serving as a positive distraction from their dental work.

Sweet Treats

Do you have sweet tooth? Well, you’re sure in for a treat. You can expect to see delicious spreads of holiday cookies, candy, and other treats in the break room. Even though excessive sugar consumption is frowned upon in a dental office, a little bit of indulgence during the holidays won’t hurt anyone! Some dental offices may even have holiday potlucks.

Gifts and Gratitude

As a dental assistant, you probably like feeling appreciated year-round. During the holiday season, you can expect to receive and exchange many tokens of gratitude, including small gifts, thank-you cards, or other items. Some people believe that showing appreciation to your dental colleagues is extremely beneficial by helping strengthen team spirit.

Work Festivities

Some dental offices like to host holiday festivities after work hours as a way to spend time together away from the office. It’s thought that doing so can boost team morale. Many dental assistants look forward to celebrating the holidays with their colleagues! An added benefit is the ability to spend a portion of their holiday season at home with loved ones.

Are you looking forward to the holiday season? The dental assistant lifestyle certainly makes it easy to feel cheery and bright during this time of the year!

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