October is National Dental Hygiene Month, organized by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). In addition to promoting healthy habits for a healthy smile, National Dental Hygiene Month also celebrates the day-to-day efforts of dental hygienists nationwide. The dental hygienist career, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is one of the fastest growing occupations, slated to grow 36 percent by the year 2018. Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who focus on preventing and treating oral diseases - both to protect teeth and gums, and also to protect patients' overall health. If you know a dental hygienist, honor their dedication and hard work this month with a pair of Medelita performance scrubs. Medelita scrubs are made from certified high-performance drirelease® with FreshGuard® fabric. Drirelease® yarns pull moisture away from the skin and help to regulate skin temperature, minimizing sweat and discomfort. FreshGuard® is bacteriostatic; it neutralizes and inhibits the growth of bacterial odors, and therefore keeps the wearer fresh even through stressful, long shifts. In addition to our performance scrubs, we offer a line of lab coats ideal for dental professionals. Our dental coats, Elsie G. and Lucy H.T. for women and Fauchard for men, were ergonomically designed specifically to accommodate all procedural movements required of dentists and dental hygienists. During our design phases, we extensively tested the coat range of motion in all positions, both sitting, standing, and with arms in extension and abduction, to ensure a perfect fit and thus a truly comfortable, professional garment.