Hermey the Elf, ADA bring holiday spirit to patient care resources

Hermey the Elf, who was named a D.D.G.—Dental Do Gooder—by the ADA in 2014, is back this holiday season to make improving oral health more festive.

Hermey is featured in patient resources, including coloring pages and brushing charts available on MouthHealthy.org.

“Hermey is a beloved character who embodies the spirit of the season,” said Dr. Chad P. Gehani, ADA president. “His passion for uplifting others and his dream to become a dentist have inspired kids of all ages for more than 50 years. As we celebrate the holidays, the ADA is pleased to feature Hermey on fun resources designed to encourage patients to care for their oral health and to dream big.”

Hermey the Elf is a beloved character from the 1964 classic television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Hermey had dreamed about becoming a dentist for more than 50 years. The ADA features Hermey the Elf in holiday-themed resources each year including coloring pages and brushing charts, and ADA members are encouraged to share these resources with patients. Please note that members are not authorized to create any additional resources featuring Hermey the Elf beyond those provided by the ADA.

To download the Hermey the Elf patient resources, visit MouthHealthy.org.

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