Dentist’s Day is an annual professional holiday celebrated on March 6. It is the perfect occasion to express your appreciation and gratitude to the people who help you keep your tooth healthy.
The date of March 6 was chosen because presumably on this day in 1790, American dentist John Greenwood, who served as George Washington’s personal dentist, invented the first known dental foot engine.
Dentist’s Day celebrates all dental health specialists, including but not limited to, regular dental surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists, pediatric dentists, prosthodontists, dental assistants, dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists.
Dentists are typically not the people we look forward to seeing. Many of us feel nervous before a dental visit, and the mere sight of a dental chair makes us anxious. But once the dentist’s work is complete, we really appreciate what they have done to ensure the health of our teeth.
On Dentist’s Day, send your dentist a greeting card or congratulate them in person. And if you want to visit the dentist as rarely as possible, start paying more attention to your daily dental care routine. But keep in mind, that regular check-ups are still important even if your teeth seem okay.