Who We Are
The ADAA is a professional organization for dental assistants. It celebrates its 99th year in 2023. President Mary Beth Sjoka identifies its mission as advancing the careers of dental assistants and advocating for the dental assisting profession in matters of education, professional activities, credentialing, and legislation. To promote the ideals and growth of the Association which aids in the accessibility and delivery of quality oral health care to the public. Dental Assistants perform highly technical skilled work under the supervision of dentists in a wide variety of tasks in the dental office, ranging from patient care to administrative duties to laboratory functions.
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As I reflect on my year as the President of ADAA, I'm amazed at how swiftly time has passed. My tenure will conclude on October 7, 2023, at 12:00 pm CDT during our Annual Session. Serving as your president has been an immense honor, and I'm deeply grateful for the trust you placed in me.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 ADAA Merit Scholar Award and the 2023 Student Achievement Award. Congratulations to all the recipients! We believe in your potential and look forward to seeing you shine brightly in your future as a Dental Assistant!
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October 7, 2023
October 27 - 28, 2023
2023 Fall Symposium: Continuing Education for All Dental Professionals (formally known as ADAA 4th District Annual CE Program)
2023 State Host: Kentucky Dental Assistants Association
In-Person! CE Venue Location: Ft Thomas, Kentucky