A message from our president

Susan Peters

Nddaa President

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Our annual state meeting will be in Bismarck on Sept . 13th & 14th. I would like to encourage everyone to attend. It is a great opportunity to get together with your fellow dental assistants and share thoughts and ideas, learn some things and have some fun. :)

If you are DANB certified, please be aware that DANB has added a 1CE credit requirement in blood borne pathogens in addition to 2 CE's of infection control in order to renew your certification. The schedule of events and registration form for the dental assistants meeting is included in this newsletter and available on our website www.nddaa.org

There will be a Mission of Mercy this fall on Sept 28th & 29th, 2018 in Bismarck. A 50 chair dental clinic will be set up at the civic center to provide free dental care to those in need. It is estimated that we will need 75- 100 dentists, 200 dental team members and 300 community volunteers to make this event successful. If you can volunteer to help, please visit www.smilenorthdakota.org to sign up. We appreciate any time you can give.

The ND Dental Foundation has created a grant to increase the dental assisting workforce. So if someone is working as a dental assistant, but is not currently registered but would like to be, they are eligible to receive $400 in reimbursement for review courses and DANB exams. Also, any current dental assistant working is eligible to receive a per diem reimbursement for visiting high schools and promoting and answering questions about dental assisting as a career. We are hoping that by making more young people aware of dental assisting; we can increase the number of assistants in ND. For more information please visit www.smilenorthdakota.org. Look under for-the-public tab then under allied-dental-education.

I would like to thank our board members and all of you for another successful year. I appreciate your continued participation and support.

ADAA Mission Statement: “To advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote the dental assisting profession in the matters of education, legislation, credentialing and professional activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public.”

Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you at the state meeting.

Susan Peters RDA,CDA
President NDDAA

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