A message from our president

Marsha Krumm

Nddaa President

Welcome to another year with the NDDAA. My name is Marsha Krumm and and it is an honor to be elected as your president. I am very excited for the upcoming 2015/2016 term. I look forward to working with each member who wishes to contribute and assist in expanding our potential as dental assistants.

As your president, I am excited to hear your ideas about what you expect from your association, and what you would like to see happen during this term. Please let us know how we can help you improve and grow as a Professional Dental Assistant.

We had a fantastic turnout at our annual session in Fargo, ND. Thank you to all our members who were able to attend. I would like to thank our board for all their hard work that went into putting the session together. A special thank you to Hu-Friedy for sponsoring our AMAZING speakers Lori Paschall and Kelly Brenner.

Tyler and I were honored to be the recipients of the North Dakota Dental Assistant Recognition Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement. It has been a pleasure working with everyone on the NDDAA board. Our work is far from over, but what we have accomplished together has made a difference in dental assisting in North Dakota already. We will continue to roll up our sleeves and continue this journey with more dedication then ever.

I would like to say thank you to everyone who joined our executive board this year. A big welcome to Terri Bannor, Casey Behles, Hollie Mortenson and Chanel Malone, and welcome back, Tyler Winter, Sasha Dusek, Susan Peters, Andrea Carlson, Jodi Campbell, Robyn Wilson and Carla Schneider. I would also like to thank Kathy Beckius, Lucinda Hanekom and Amy Kramer for all their hard work on the board this past year.

Please feel free to email or call me with any questions you may have!

Marsha Krumm RDA, CDA
NDDAA President

A message from our 7th district trustee

7th district trustee

For those who do not know me I am the new 7th District Trustee. I have been in dentistry for approximately 24 years. I love dental assisting and can't imagine doing anything else other than being part of a dental clinic.

I have been working at A Lifetime of Smiles in Bismarck for over 19 years. My doctors of 16 years just recently retired and we have 2 new dentists.

I have been on the ND Dental Assistants Association board for 22 years serving as state representative and several terms as President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President.

Being involved as a trustee has been a goal of mine for a very long time and I look forward to the challenge. My first year has just finished and I have learned a LOT, but know there are still things that I need to learn.

Please feel free to contact me if there is anything that you need help with or have questions on. I will try my best to get the answers for you.

This past year the convention was in New Orleans. There were forums on social media, membership, legislation are just a few to mention. The ADAA Board continues to strive forward in getting our profession the recognition that it deserves. I believe that we have made some great steps in the last year. The future of the dental assisting profession relies on all of getting the best kept secret told!

Jennie Aasand, RDA

7th District Trustee, ADAA

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