Complement ongoing feedback from yourself and your practice manager with a festive celebration to recognize and reward your team. An event or gifts presented in conjunction with Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week can delight your employees and reinforce their knowledge of how much you value their contributions. The AAO launched Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week in 2015 to provide members with tools and ideas for this purpose.

Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week 2018 will be June 4-8.  The AAO member website has numerous downloadable tools to help plan your celebration. Visit the Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week page to access the following.

  • Examples of popular activities and gifts to celebrate Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week;
  • Sample email and social media templates and a downloadable patient comment card that may be used to invite patients to join in the celebration by sharing the reasons they appreciate your staff;
  • Downloadable flier and poster, each with files that can be customized with your practice information and message, announcing Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week;
  • Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week logo files, including a file that can be customized with your team’s photo.
  • There is also an option to share your 2018 celebration report and photos with the AAO via the Celebration Publicity Form, which is encouraged.