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The ADAA is a professional organization for dental assistants. It celebrates its 97th year in 2022. 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 aid 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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Public Statement on Medicare Coverage of Medically Necessary Oral and Dental Health Therapies

Article Provided by Pacific Dental Services

The Consortium for Medically Necessary Oral Health Coverage is pleased to commend the Biden Administration for finalizing regulatory policy that will have a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of many Medicare beneficiaries. With this action, the Medicare program is taking an important step toward much-needed coverage of medically necessary oral and dental care.

Public Statement on Medicare Coverage of Medically Necessary Oral and Dental Health Therapies

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November 2022

A review of the comparative financial statements.

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 February 2023 
February 23, 2023
7:00PM EDT

Understanding Dental Unit Waterlines


This course is designed for clinical dental professionals to better understand the recommendations and ‎requirements surrounding dental unit waterlines (DUWL). DUWLs are high risk areas in the dental setting ‎and can cause serious health issues for our patients. ‎

March 3-4, 2023

Pennsylvania Dental Assistants Association

PDAA Seminars & Business Meeting