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Letter From Leadership: Lisa Childers Hernandez

Dear ADAA Members,  Greetings! As the President of ADAA, I am excited to share some important updates with you. In June 2024, ADAA will be transitioning to a new database portal and website. This upgrade will introduce a more user-friendly system, simplifying the processes for making purchases, renewing memberships, registering for events, and managing your contact information, among other features.  During this transition, we will temporarily halt purchases and payments on the current site for our memberships, programs, and products until the migration to the new system is complete. We apologize for

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ADAA to Launch New Website and Database Management Systems

Starting in April 2024, ADAA is transitioning to new website and database management system. This upgrade will introduce an improved, user-friendly system designed to streamline tasks such as renewing memberships, registering for events, updating contact information, and more. To access these enhanced features, all users – including members, non-members, and applicants for educational programs – must authenticate their accounts in the new ADAA Portal. Please regularly check your inbox or visit the ADAA website over the next few weeks for instructions on how to authenticate your account in the new

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Letter From Leadership: Lisa Childers Hernandez

Dear ADAA Members,  As spring ushers in a season of growth, so too does it bring changes and advancements at ADAA. We are currently in the midst of transitioning to a new website and database portal, designed to enhance the way we serve you. This new system is currently in its testing phase, and I am thrilled about the improvements it promises to bring. The upgraded portal will simplify many of our common tasks, such as renewing memberships, registering for events, and updating personal information. We aim to make this

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Announcement Regarding Professional Liability Insurance

After a thorough evaluation of the needs of our community and the resources at our disposal, the ADAA Board has made a significant decision regarding our professional liability insurance offering. Our analysis shows that approximately 60% of our members already have coverage through other sources. This includes students and educators insured by their institutions, Air Force personnel covered through military services, and those who are retired or not currently practicing. As a result, a large portion of our members do not require malpractice insurance through ADAA. Discontinuation of Professional Liability Insurance With

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Letter From Leadership: Lisa Childers Hernandez

Dear ADAA Members,  It is an exciting time for ADAA as we march towards our 100th Anniversary. We are thrilled to begin the lead-up to this milestone. In the coming months, we are planning numerous events and initiatives to move the organization forward.  President-Elect Ronda Lane, Director Erin Hendricks, and I recently attended the Yankee Dental Congress, where we each gave presentations on dental assisting continuing education. It was a wonderful experience that allowed us to make many valuable contacts. We extend our gratitude to the Yankee Dental Congress for

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Do Dental Assistants Need ‎Malpractice Insurance?‎

The majority of dental assistants will never be sued and will never need liability insurance, commonly known as malpractice insurance. Malpractice is defined as negligence, which is a lack of ordinary skill, or a breach of duty in the performance of a professional service resulting in injury or loss. Malpractice insurance is a type of insurance that covers professionals against claims of injury or negligence. The professional liability insurance that ADAA carries to cover its members is one of the association’s highest expenses. As a Board member, you are required

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Partnership Opportunity With ADAA

Enhance Your Brand Presence – Become a Sponsor of ADAA ADAA takes pride in being the oldest and largest Dental Assistant Association in the US, boasting a history of 100 years and having over 4,400 members. Our presence is further amplified on social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and X, where we engage with over 25,036 followers, showcasing our high engagement rates and expansive reach. Our dedication to advancing dental assistants’ careers and promoting oral health awareness has allowed us to connect with a diverse group of dental professionals and enthusiasts nationwide. This

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Nomination Now Open for 2024 ADAA Student Awards

Are you a dedicated dental assisting student passionate about excellence and leadership in dentistry, or do you know a student deserving recognition for outstanding achievements or leadership skills? We encourage you to apply for or nominate someone for the 2024 Student Awards. The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) is now accepting submissions for the 2024 Student Awards. Act fast—the application deadline is April 14, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Central Daylight Time. Merit Scholar Award The Merit Scholar Award is to honor dental assisting students who exhibit proficiency in four

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100 Years Supporting Oral Health

As dental assistants, you are the backbone of oral healthcare, and your work extends beyond technical skills. You are the comforting hand, the reassuring smile, and the bridge that connects patients to a world of dental wellness. Your dedication to enhancing your knowledge and skills through ADAA not only benefits you but also elevates the entire dental profession. In the world of dentistry, we are more than just professionals; we are caregivers, artists, and guardians of the most precious asset people possess – their smiles. It is you, our members,

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Congratulations, Dental Assistants! This is your week!

This week, we celebrate you! In 1977, Dental Assistants Recognition Week was created by our professional home, the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA). Now, 47 years later, we continue to celebrate you with this special week. Dental Assistants play a vital role in dental offices and wear many hats. They assist the Dentist, order supplies, answer the phone, are responsible for infection control, manage the office, work in the dental lab, assist in orthodontic offices, work in both clinical and business settings of a dental office and outreach programs, work

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