About National Dentist’s Day
National Dentist’s Day is observed annually every March 6th, and is a day set aside to remind us to say “Thank You” and show appreciation to your dentist. The day is also a day to remind everyone about the importance of regular dental checkups and to encourage proper dental care.
It is always important to thank healthcare workers, which students can easily do by supporting their dentists on social media, or even sending out physical thank-you cards to them.
The first known dentist, Hesy-Ra, worked in Ancient Egypt around 2600 BC. He was a high-ranking official under Pharaoh Djoser and held the title of Chief of Dentist.
In 1530, a book titled The Little Medicinal Book for All Kinds of Diseases and Infirmities of the Teeth (Artzney Buchlein), was published in Germany. This was the first book to be devoted to dentistry.
Since then, dentistry has witnessed major advancements, though a lot is yet to be achieved. Observing National Dentist's Day is a way to express and acknowledge the importance of dental care and the impact it has on our overall well-being.
Dental health is often overlooked, but poor oral health can lead to serious health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and even certain cancers. National Dentist's Day aims to raise awareness of these risks and promote preventative care.Find out more