A message from our president

Tyler Winter

Nddaa President

I was thrilled to see so many of you at the Annual Session in Fargo this year! I got wonderful feedback about the speakers, food, and fun. The Hospitality Suite was a big hit. The board members and I were pleased to see so many of you enjoying the evening. The Hospitality Suite is something the board looks forward to being able to do again in the years to come. I would also like to invite everyone to the midwinter meeting January 16 and 17 2014, at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. NDDA has lined up Dr. John S. Olmsted who will be speaking on "35 Endo Tips From 35 Years of Practice." Dr. Dennis Sommers will also be speaking on Ethics & Jurisprudence. Registration forms are on the NDDA website.

It is a privilege to serve as President of the NDDAA for a second time. My goal for our association is to continue the quest to expand access to oral health care for all, while advancing the profession of dental assisting.

Please visit our website www.nddaa.org. This site serves as a gateway to your professional association and the practice of dental assisting in North Dakota.

It is only through hard work and commitment that we will be able to serve you and the public in the best way possible with the highest standards of care. I seek and welcome your thoughts, concerns and ideas. Please feel free to contact me at any time through email at twinter85@yahoo.com or phone 701-866-2425

I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for your support.

Tyler J. Winter, CDA, RDA, LDA

President, North Dakota Dental Assistants Association

A message from our 7th district trustee

7th district trustee

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

2014 Mid-Winter Meeting

January 16 and 17

Radisson Hotel, Bismarck

news worth talking about....

The NDSBDE has proposed numerous rule amendments which were unanimously adopted on 11/13/2013. EFDA's (expanded function dental auxiliary) will be one of the amendments going though legislation this coming year, which would allow us to place, carve and adjust amalgam or glass ionomer restorations; and adapt and cement stainless steel crowns; also place, contour and adjust class I and V supragingival composite restorations, where the margins are within the enamel. The NDDAA will be petitioning for adding class II fillings to the amendments also. We welcome any additional feedback from you! As of now, the training requirements for these additional functions have yet to be determined. Any changes would need to be approved by the legislation in January 2015 before they would become legal. We will do our best to keep you informed.

Marsha Krumm RDA CDA

NDDAA Immediate Past President

2013 Admin proposed rules Dental Assistant Recognition Week