The holidays are in full swing. It’s the perfect time of year to celebrate dental assistants. Our gift guide highlights some of the best gifts dental assistants will cheer about.


Go for the Gift Cards

The always-popular gift card is one of the most versatile gifts around. But make sure to give gift cards that dental assistants will actually use.

Treat the dental assistant who enjoys professional development with a gift card to a bookstore or retailer that sells dental assisting books and other reference materials. Most dental assistants will gladly accept gift cards to the spa. For the dental assistant who is hard to buy for, try a gift card to a department store, a big-box retailer like Target or an e-commerce site like Amazon that have something for everyone. It’s hard to go wrong with a gift card.


Comfy and Cozy

Dental assistants always appreciate a good pair of shoes. Many popular brands like Dansko, Crocs and Timberland make comfortable sneakers and clogs that many in the medical and dental professions wear. They come in fun colors and designs to suit anyone’s style. Dental assistants would also welcome a cozy pair of slippers they can slide into when they get home from work at the end of the day.


Delight in Dental Assistant-Themed Swag

Dental assistants are passionate about their profession. Give them some fun, whimsical gifts that let them show pride in what they do. Go beyond the typical coffee mug. Many companies can personalize a variety of products that tout the value of dental assistants. That includes phone cases, insulated water bottles, tote bags, pajamas, lunch bags, and special jewelry like charms or pendants.


For a Good Cause

’Tis the season to give back to those in need. Donate to a dental assistant’s favorite charity in his or her name. This makes a great gift for the dental assistant who seems to have everything.


Just Say Thanks

Don’t underestimate the power of a heartfelt thank you. In a personalized, handwritten note or card, convey why you appreciate the dental assistant in your life. It’s a gift that he or she will likely remember for years to come.


What are some of the best gifts you have received as a dental assistant?