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Letter From Leadership: Mary Beth Sojka
11/22/2022

Letter From Leadership: Mary Beth Sojka

November 2022

Fall is the season when we see many beautiful changes. The leaves paint the landscape with beautiful colors, the air gets a bit crisper, and thoughts of holidays are with us. We always know this change will come, yet we must accept it each year and many people relish it.

Letter From Leadership: Sue Camizzi
10/27/2022

Letter From Leadership: Sue Camizzi

October 2022

As dental assistants, what skills do we possess to become leaders? Whether we are an office chairside DA, a dental office manager, or a member or officer on the National, State, or Local level of the American Dental Assistants Association?

Financial Report
10/26/2022

Financial Report

October 2022

A review of the comparative financial statements.

Pacific Dental Services Reaches 900 Supported Practices Milestone
10/26/2022

Pacific Dental Services Reaches 900 Supported Practices Milestone

By Pacific Dental Services

Pacific Dental Services® (PDS) has announced the grand opening of its 900th supported practice, marking yet another significant milestone in the dental support organization’s 28-year history. The newly opened supported practice, Aspen Hill Modern Dentistry in Silver Spring, Md., is the latest in the company’s long line of successful dental practices which has grown PDS into a dental and medical leader in business support services, proven technology, and innovation.

ADAA/DANB Scholarship Now Accepting Applications
10/12/2022

ADAA/DANB Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Deadline to Apply is November 15

The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) ‎are now accepting applications for the ADAA/DANB Scholarship. Since 2013, this scholarship has ‎provided dental assistants with the opportunity to achieve their professional development goals.‎

ADAA Leadership Nominees
09/27/2022

ADAA Leadership Nominees

Response Profiles

See detailed information about the ADAA Leadership Nominees. Vote for ADAA leadership today. Voting closes October 12, 2022.

Financial Report
09/26/2022

Financial Report

September 2022

A review of the comparative financial statements.

Letter From Leadership: Sue Camizzi, Dental Assistants Change on a Dime
09/26/2022

Letter From Leadership: Sue Camizzi, Dental Assistants Change on a Dime

Setpember 2022

October 22, 2022, is the Annual Session of the American Dental Assistants Association and all members of our association are invited to attend via zoom. You will be able to participate in hearing the status of not only our organization but the status of Dental Assistants across the country. This is the “Business” of ADAA and we want your input.

Smile Generation Serve Day Has Record Year: Over $7.6 Million in Donated Dental Services from Pacific Dental Services-Supported Practices
09/26/2022

Smile Generation Serve Day Has Record Year: Over $7.6 Million in Donated Dental Services from Pacific Dental Services-Supported Practices

By Pacific Dental Services

This August, Pacific Dental Services® (PDS), one of the nation’s leading dental support organizations, partnered with Smile Generation to partake in the 12th annual Smile Generation Serve Day, a day of service and nationwide campaign of giving that focuses on providing donated dentistry to underserved patients. The collective efforts of PDS-supported clinicians and team members reached new records this year: over $7.6 million was donated in dental services, while PDS team members provided over 55,000 hours of service to their local communities. Since its inception in 2011, more than 24,000 patients have received donated dentistry during Smile Generation Serve Day, totaling more than $46.8 million in donated oral healthcare.

Financial Report
08/30/2022

Financial Report

August 2022

A review of the comparative financial statements.

Letter From Leadership: Sue Camizzi
08/30/2022

Letter From Leadership: Sue Camizzi

August 2022

I hope you are enjoying your summer. Can you believe in just a few days fall will finally be upon us which marks the transition from summer to winter? Change is inevitable but with it comes growth and new opportunity. Last week, ADAA notified members of a few exciting changes taking place within the association.

PDS Creates First True Mouth-body Connection by Implementing Epic at 100% Of Dental Practices
08/26/2022

PDS Creates First True Mouth-body Connection by Implementing Epic at 100% Of Dental Practices

By Pacific Dental Services

Poor oral health can lead to gum disease, which is one of the earliest warning signs of systemic health conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and even certain cancers. But physicians and dentists have historically worked in silos, unable to easily communicate potentially life-saving information about their shared patients. Recognizing the power of strong communications between physicians and medical specialists, Irvine-based Pacific Dental Services (PDS) has just become the first dental support organization in the world to deploy Epic to 100% of its supported dental practices. Epic is the most widely used comprehensive health records system in the U.S., meaning physicians and PDS-supported dentists can now communicate directly about their shared patients’ health, alert each other to warning signs, and leverage the Mouth-Body Connection® to improve patient care.

SEVEN12 Management Announces its Acquisition
08/24/2022

SEVEN12 Management Announces its Acquisition

For Immediate Release

SEVEN12 Management, the association management company that manages ADAA, is pleased to announce that the company was recently acquired by Kellen. Kellen is one of the largest association management companies in the world, with a 55+ year track record of success serving 130+ organizations. Kellen has a robust health care practice, serving more than 20 associations and societies around the globe representing health care disciplines, like ADAA. This merger will bring ADAA perspectives and experience with many models of healthcare organizational management to strategically guide additional programmatic offerings and services to continue to expand the organization. You can learn more about Kellen here: https://www.kellencompany.com/.

onDiem and ADAA Announce Partnership
08/01/2022

onDiem and ADAA Announce Partnership

For Immediate Release

onDiem is excited to announce a strategic partnership with the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA). This collaborative partnership will have a significant impact across the entire dental echo system. At the core of this partnership is a mutual commitment to support dental assistants in thriving in their careers by providing access to resources, continuing education, and career development opportunities.

PDS Foundation Dental Assistant Scholarship Opportunity
07/27/2022

PDS Foundation Dental Assistant Scholarship Opportunity

By Taylor Studebaker

Recognizing the importance of dental assistants to the future of dentistry, the Pacific Dental Services® (PDS®) Foundation created the Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship to provide DA students with need-based financial aid, mentorship, and on the job training. Named after Dr. Carolyn Ghazal, Chair of Associate Dentist Development at PDS University™ –Institute of Dentistry, the scholarship aims to mold the next generation of passionate, servant-hearted, dental assistant leaders.

PDS Applauds CMS Expansion of ‘Medically Necessary’ Dental Service for 24 Million People
07/27/2022

PDS Applauds CMS Expansion of ‘Medically Necessary’ Dental Service for 24 Million People

By Pacific Dental Services

This is a bright day for the collaboration of healthcare and dental! At the urging of 112 lawmakers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded Medicare coverage of medically necessary oral and dental treatment. The move will affect an estimated 24 million people who currently have no access to dental coverage. 

Darby Invests in onDiem to Bring Flexible Staffing Solutions to Customers
07/26/2022

Darby Invests in onDiem to Bring Flexible Staffing Solutions to Customers

By Darby Dental Supply

Darby Dental Supply, one of the nation’s largest dental distributors, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with onDiem, a national on-demand staffing platform that connects dental practices with verified dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and front office professionals.

Letter From Leadership: Jay Kasper
07/26/2022

Letter From Leadership: Jay Kasper

July 2022

Remember, as we start to move through 2022 that membership is JOB ONE for the association. The Board of Directors have initiated a call campaign to reach out to former members to extend an invitation back to their professional family. ADAA has also increased communications to past members and current members to help provide information about current programs.

Dentists, dental students advocate together in Washington
03/22/2022

Dentists, dental students advocate together in Washington

ADA, American Student Dental Association host first in-person Lobby Day since 2019

“We are always at our strongest when we come together — united in shared passion and purpose and in our advocacy.”

Member dentist represents US in 2022 Winter Olympics
03/22/2022

Member dentist represents US in 2022 Winter Olympics

Dr. Tara Peterson among world’s top curling athletes

When Tara Peterson, D.D.S., began working as an associate dentist at Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, her dental assistant Molly Ascheman didn’t learn until months into their partnership that the new dentist was an elite athlete.