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June. 14, 2011
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Rachel Benko — A dental assistant you should know
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I was leaving a job as a professional artist and looking for a temporary job until I decided my next path when I applied for a secretary position at the office where I currently work, said Rachel Benko. Lucky for me, the position was filled and they offered to train me as an assistant. It was one of the best decisions I ever made — seven years later I'm still here. More

Smile! Women have make great strides in dental education
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In 1969, only 34 women graduated from schools of dental medicine in the United States. They made up a mere 0.9 percent of all dental school graduates. By 1975 the number of women graduating from dental school had more than quadrupled. But women still made up only 3 percent of all dental school graduates. More

AAPHD outlines dental therapist training program
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The American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) has published a series of papers highlighting proposed curriculum guidelines for the training of dental therapists. AAPHD believes that adding dental therapists as members of the dental team may help meet growing U.S. oral health needs, particularly among underserved populations. More

America's army: The strength of the nation for 236 years
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The U.S. Army celebrates its 236th birthday today (June 14) and the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) would like to wish the soldier — past, present and future — a Happy Birthday ... Stephen E. Spadaro, SGM, U.S. Army Retired. More
Reminder: 2011 Annual Session Awards &
Nominations Deadline Is June 30

New Member Involvement Award – To a member who has shown the most outstanding achievement in promoting the objectives of ADAA.

ADAA President's Award of Excellence - To a member who has shown the most outstanding achievements in promoting ADAA (underwritten by Henry Schein) $500.

Loyal Assistant Award - To a member who has demonstrated loyalty as well as longevity in service to their employer; need not be present to win.

ADAA/Sunstar Americas Pride Awards - Presented to a member who believes in loyalty to self as well as the profession of dental assisting, Categories include: Clinical Assistant, Business/Administrative Assistant, Educator and Federal Services; $250 plus a donation of $250 to the ADAA Foundation in the name of the recipient.

If an exposure incident happened, would you be prepared?
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Although exposure incidents happen infrequently in dentistry, they can have serious consequences. Would you and your team be prepared to deal with an incident if one occurred in your practice? The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard requires that you have a written plan in place, and that you provide appropriate medical care for an injured employee. More

Old toothbrushes are a severe health risk
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Numerous studies over the years have reported the toothbrush to be the cause of repeated infection in the mouth. Not only able to grow and reproduce on the bristles of the brush, the bacteria also have the ability to transmit organisms responsible for diseases throughout the body. More

The American Dental Assistants Association is calling for nominations
for Officers/Trustees
Nominations Deadline: June 30

Do you or someone you know demonstrate leadership and great communication skills in the field of dental assisting?

Nominations are due on June 30. Nominee must be an active ADAA member.

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Positions available

Second District Trustee – serving NY, NJ, PA
Third District Trustee – serving DE, DFC, MD, OH, VA, WV
Sixth District Trustee – serving IL, IN, MI
Ninth District Trustee – serving AR, LA, OK, TX

President Elect
Vice President

The elected officer/trustee must be available to be installed at the President's Gala on Thursday, Oct 13, at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
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For more information on position/duties, contact ADAA Central Office.

Community champions
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Selfless citizens, ranging from school counselors to dental assistants, have been recognized for their work by a community organization. Pakuranga Rotary Club in New Zealand held its annual community service awards to celebrate generous efforts by members of the public. More

Feds seize funds in fraud probe
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Federal investigators have raided an Amarillo, Texas, orthodontist's office bank account after they said in a search warrant affidavit he defrauded Medicaid and allowed dental assistants to perform unsupervised procedures while he was out of town, federal court records show. More

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