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Everyone can use a little inspiration when it comes to gift giving. Here are some dental-inspired gift ideas for either dental office gift exchanges, the dental professional in your life, or for dental professionals to give to their loved ones.
Everyone can use a little inspiration when it comes to gift giving.
Here are some dental-inspired gift ideas for either dental office gift exchanges, the dental professional in your life or for dental professionals to give to their loved ones. Some of these ideas are handmade, so to ensure delivery by the holidays, order sooner than later!
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Every dental professional needs an ornament to represent their beloved profession! Even better is when it’s personalized! For example, a tooth with paste and brush, personalized glass crystal, dental hygiene tooth, snowman with dental hat or custom tooth ornaments.
Personalized, hand-stamped key chains and necklaces are always a unique gift. There are many more styles available so you can find the perfect style for the dental professional in your life!
Tooth-shaped magnets make a great stocking stuffer or a small gift for office gift exchanges.
Give the gift of a new toothbrush (manual or electric replacement heads) right when the old one is wearing out - shipped directly to the recipient’s door! As if this isn’t already a great idea, for every GoodMouth product you buy, GoodMouth donates a brush, or the equivalent in dental care, to someone in need through their Giving Goodness Program. Give the gift of oral health!Get a GoodMouth subscription here.
This Play-Doh set makes a great gift for children to start the conversation of oral health or even as a white elephant gift!
A wine glass with a straw may not seem “dental-related” but to a dental professional who wants to avoid stain and an acid-attack to their teeth while still enjoying their wine, it is perfect.
Who wouldn’t like a stuffed tooth?! Makes a fun gift for a Secret Santa exchange!
Practical Social Media for Dentists, by John Syrbu, DDS, explains why social media is important for ALL dental offices, and exactly how to do it correctly. A great and useful gift for whichever team member manages the office’s social media.
Tooth wall art! This tooth-shaped string art is handmade and comes in multiple colored backgrounds. This would be a great addition to your home or office!
Bobby pins with hand-sculpted clay teeth make a cute and dainty gift for your co-workers!
For those who love to bake! Make a gift basket out of a tooth-shaped cookie jar and fill it with dental-shaped cookie cutters shaped like a tooth and toothbrush or a pair of lips, a cupcake mold, and an ice tray.
Free E-Book: How to navigate advances in caries detection
In this free e-book, Dr. John Flucke gives you his how-to guide on advances in caries detection. Learn what the advances in caries detection mean to the conservative practitioner and what they can do for your dental practice.