Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals and the American Dental Hygienists? Association has teamed up once again to tap into the heads of dental hygienists for some interesting opinions. This time, the subject was volunteerism, and apparently dental hygienists are very giving of their time ? 53 percent told pollsters that they currently volunteer for community outreach programs.
The statistics indicate:
* More than 11 percent give up to eight hours of their personal time each month to be volunteers.
* 54 percent have donated time for child-specific oral health initiatives.
* 30 percent have volunteered for oral health initiatives for the elderly.
* 22 percent have volunteered for the special needs population.
The survey was conducted among 535 practicing hygienists who attended the ADHA annual session in Atlanta in June.