WASHINGTON Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products division of McNeil-PPC has partnered with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association to hold the Hygienist Hero Recognition Program. The program, which is designed to salute dental hygienists’ commitment to promoting oral hygiene in their local communities, is now accepting 2009 applications.
Dental hygienists are critical educators on the “front lines” of dental care, according to J&J. They are often the first and last professional to speak with patients about the importance of preventative oral care, including the essentials of a daily oral care regimen that encompasses brushing, flossing and rinsing.
Recipients selected will be recognized at the ADHA Annual Session in Washington D.C. between June 17 and 23, 2009. They will receive $1,000 donated to a healthcare-related charity of their choice, as well as the ADHA continuing education, including up to three courses at the annual session.