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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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Celebrate DARW with Us: Enjoy 30% Off Your Moxie Order!

In celebration of Dental Assistant Recognition Week #DARW 2024, we are thrilled to announce an exclusive partnership with Moxie, offering all ADAA members a 30% discount on your Moxie orders! Moxie is proud to be the first and only brand inspired and designed by nurses, offering super soft scrubs that redefine medical apparel for today’s healthcare professionals. Our scrubs are high-quality, stylish, and tailored to fit all body types. To take advantage of this offer, simply visit the Moxie page for ADAA members below, enter your email address, and you will

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Special Discount for Early Career and Professional Members

During Dental Assistants Recognition Week (DARW), we are thrilled to offer a 25% discount on membership for early-career dental assistants and professionals in the field. Use code ‘DARW24‘ to enjoy this discount and receive ADAA benefits all year long! Make ADAA your professional home and gain access to our One-stop Career Resource Center and ADAA’s official Graduation Achievement Badge for your LinkedIn profile. This offer is exclusive to Professional and New Professional Year 1 member categories who are new to ADAA. Join the vibrant ADAA community. Don’t wait, seize this opportunity to advance your

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A letter from Mark Nartatez – ADAA Membership Council Member

Dear Esteemed Members and Renewing Members of the American Dental Assistants Association, I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. Today, I am overwhelmed with gratitude as I extend my heartfelt appreciation to each and every one of you. Your unwavering support and dedication to the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) have been the foundation of our success, and it is with great joy that we celebrate you – our lifeline, our champions of smiles. In the world of dentistry, we are more than just professionals;

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Letter From Leadership: Lisa Childers Hernandez

Dear Members, We are excited to begin our lead-up to the 100th Anniversary of ADAA. In the next nine months, we are planning events and improvements to advance the organization. The Membership and Education Councils, along with our staff team, have been diligently working on various projects, including: Membership contest – categories for Student, Educator, and Professional. Student Taskforce – to guide student members in transitioning into their careers. Building and improving our continuing education programs. Launching a new website and database for streamlined service to members. We are still

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Letter From Leadership: Lisa Childers Hernandez

Dear ADAA Members, As the year draws to a close and the festive spirit of December fills the air, I want to take a moment to extend my deepest gratitude and warmest wishes to each of you, the invaluable members of the American Dental Assistants Association. Looking back on the year, we have navigated challenges together and celebrated numerous achievements, all of which were made possible by your unwavering commitment, hard work, and dedication to the field of dental assisting. Your exceptional contributions have not only propelled our profession forward

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Recipients Selected for the 2023 ADAA/DANB Scholarship

The ADAA/DANB Scholarship helps dental assistants advance in the profession. Recipients Selected for the 2023 ADAA/DANB Scholarship  The ADAA/DANB Scholarship helps dental assistants advance in the profession.  The ADAA/DANB Scholarship Committee selected five recipients:  Kayla Palyani  Reena Quintanilla, CDA  Gabrielle Sommers, CDA  Ashley Tolle  Kaylee Tronnes  About the recipients  Kayla Palyani, of San Jose, California, is a Registered Dental Assistant who works at a small practice and has experience in pediatric, orthodontic, and aesthetic dentistry. Palyani plans to use the award to complete a temporary crown certification course at the Dental

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Letter From Leadership: Lisa Childers Hernandez

Dear Members and Prospective Members, We are approaching a time of celebration and giving. As I reflect on the past year, I am thankful for family, friends, and my profession. Dental Assisting has brought many joys, achievements, friendships, and pride in my chosen profession. I think about the new dental assistant just starting their career and remember the excitement I felt. I had guidance from my office and established friendships and mentors through ADAA. We are the mentors to the next generation of dental assistants.  A key focus for us is

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Letter From Leadership: Lisa Childers Hernandez

Dear ADAA Members, How exciting it is to be a part of ADAA, Juliette Southard’s dream which was developed over 100 years ago, just celebrated its 99th annual session. I am honored and excited to embark on my term as ADAA President representing the oldest and largest professional association dedicated to the dental assisting profession. My goal is to focus on the foundational elements of this organization – membership and education.  We have an opportunity to reimagine a healthier, stronger ADAA. It only takes a spark to get a fire going, but as you add more wood,

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Letter From Leadership: Mary Beth Sojka

Dear ADAA Members, 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. The journey has been memorable, and I am optimistic about the future of ADAA under the capable leadership of Lisa Childers Hernandez. I have the utmost confidence in her abilities to guide

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