Dental Assistants Recognition Week


By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, the health of all Americans depends upon educated minds and trained hands; and

WHEREAS, the practice of modern dentistry at the exacting standards we now enjoy would be impossible without the clinical and administrative duties performed daily in the dentist office; and

WHEREAS, the Alabama State Society of American Medical Technologists is one of 39 active state chapters of AMT throughout the United States that affords individuals the opportunity to become a certified Dental Assistant; and

WHEREAS, a Dental Assistant is an integral member of the dental health team, competent via education, experience, and understanding of patient welfare; and

WHEREAS, the Dental Assistant is qualified to provide support in administrative duties: chair side, laboratory, and radiological procedures, as defined by existing state laws; and

WHEREAS, as an agent of the Dentist, the Dental Assistant strives to cultivate good will and confidence within the dental practice; and

WHEREAS, Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties. These multi-skilled professionals help create a professional and comforting atmosphere for patients by offering them guidance and support; and

WHEREAS, through this dedication the Dental Assistants of the United States have made a vital contribution to the quality of dental care; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the week of March 5th, through March 11th, 2017, as

Dental Assistants Recognition Week

in the State of Alabama.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 22nd day of February 2017.

Robert Bentley