As I look back on the first couple months of 2015, I am so proud to be part of an active association that promotes education, legislation, credentialing and professional activities. It has been refreshing to see members who have come together and showed our many stakeholders that our voice is united, strong, professional and passionate. And we don't give up--now let's keep the momentum going!
Get Involved In Your Association!
As we move through Spring and into Summer, I challenge you to become an active member of our strong professional team of the American Dental Assistant Association (ADAA). By joining the ADAA, you automatically become a member of our state chapter, the North Dakota Dental Assistants Association. (NDDAA). Many positive changes are occurring because the movement to improve access to oral healthcare did not happen without our members participating in discussions with stakeholders and legislators.
Here's how you can get involved:
This upcoming year will be filled with exciting changes and continued progress of the profession of Dental Assisting. I invite you to be a part of this progress over the next year and the next legislative session. As always, the NDDAA follows the ADDA Mission Statement, "To advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote the dental assisting profession in the matters of education, legislation, credentialing and professional activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public."
How are you going to become involved? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.
Tyler Winter, CDA, RDA, LDA
NDDAA State President
For those who do not know me I am the new 7th District Trustee. I have been in dentistry for approximately 24 years. I love dental assisting and can't imagine doing anything else other than being part of a dental clinic.
I have been working at A Lifetime of Smiles in Bismarck for over 19 years. My doctors of 16 years just recently retired and we have 2 new dentists.
I have been on the ND Dental Assistants Association board for 22 years serving as state representative and several terms as President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President.
Being involved as a trustee has been a goal of mine for a very long time and I look forward to the challenge. My first year has just finished and I have learned a LOT, but know there are still things that I need to learn.
Please feel free to contact me if there is anything that you need help with or have questions on. I will try my best to get the answers for you.
This past year the convention was in New Orleans. There were forums on social media, membership, legislation are just a few to mention. The ADAA Board continues to strive forward in getting our profession the recognition that it deserves. I believe that we have made some great steps in the last year. The future of the dental assisting profession relies on all of getting the best kept secret told!
Jennie Aasand, RDA
7th District Trustee, ADAA