'Tis the season for gift giving

Nov. 30, 2006
Can we finally say good-bye to the pail of popcorn?

Why not say merry holidays and promote the dental hygiene profession or your practice in an unique way. The following are a few stress-free gift ideas.

Charity Giving. For the person or colleague who has it all. Your recipient can choose to donate the gift amount to one of more than 75 charities.

ClariSonic. This is great for any person and is from the same minds who brought you the Sonicare. I use the Susan Lucci brand, yet after hearing all the great reviews from hygienists, I may have to upgrade.

Danley's Dental Art & Humor. We must support our own.

Decodent — Teeth Jewelry. Added value for your whitening patients — college students who are home from school and/or spring marketing campaign for weddings and or proms.

Dental Spa stuff. Eliminate the use of candles, plug-ins, or anything synthetic in the practice. Dental Spa Success System includes therapeutic grade essential oils that purify the air and eliminate unwanted dental office odors. Calm your patients or your referring offices, naturally. Mention or enter product code #850 for extra savings.

RDH Novelties and Gifts. Don't miss out! Sale ends Dec. 31! Get 10 to 20 percent off your order total now!

Stamp of Your Boss. The U.S. Post Office will create stamps featuring a picture or logo of your choice.

The Aromatic Office. Scientists and doctors say products are useful in recalling experiences, reducing stress and depression, and in energizing people.

Smart Practice for the Off the Charts stuff. Gifts all have a dental focus and would be cute for office gifts or to referring offices.

Twinkles Dental Jewelry. This is fun gift for someone in the office or for the office to offer as holiday added-value with whitening. Sparkle in the New Year!

Wisdom Wand. Great as a bonus for whitening patients and for patients who already have a tray, (i.e. Invisalign). It is a glass straw to use with coffee or tea. Check it out.

As you are checking your list, deciding who has been naughty or nice, remember the people in 2006 who helped you succeed. Give them a gift that shows you thought about them and truly appreciated their presence in your life. Giving back never goes out of style.

Kristine A. Hodsdon RDH, BS
Director, RDH eVillage