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Michigan Dental Assistants Association

P. O. Box 118

Lennon, MI 48449

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HEALTH LEARNING EVENT

MDA is working with the Michigan Osteopathic Association on a local health learning event for school children that they are hosting. At this mini-medical school, 5,500 local school children (Grades 1-5) will attend interactive session with medical/dental professionals to learn about their health. Each profession will have 4 tables with 2-3 volunteers at each table. This event will be held at the Breslin Center. They would like to have 8-12 volunteers for each of the following sessions:
· November 11 from 9-11 a.m. and from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

· December 2 from 9-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.

**(volunteers need to arrive at least 45 minutes prior) to help set up and go over the schedule. Volunteers could do only 1 time slot or multiple time slots if they are able.
Do you know any assistants or assisting students who would be willing/able to fill the slots?
I have openings still available for all of the time slots above. Delta Dental is supplying brushing supplies for the goody bags the kids will get. I will plan to bring the supplies for themed oral health education tables but if someone would like to provide their own display they are welcome.
Thanks!
April
April Stopczynski
Michigan Dental Association
Manager of Access and Prevention
3657 Okemos Rd.
Okemos, MI 48864
astop@michigandental.org
www.smilemichigan.com
Direct Line: 517/346-9417
Fax: 517/372-0008

Congratulations to Kelly Molloy, MDAA Immediate Past President, on her appointment to the Michigan State Board of Dentistry!

Kelly and Carol Stamm are representing ALL dental assistants in our great state!

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It has been an interesting journey, but the new Administrative Rules of the MI Board of Dentistry were filed with the Secretary of State on October 8, 2014! The rules took effect immediately. We encourage everyone to READ THE RULES as there are alot of "house keeping" changes to make the rules easier to understand, and there are other additions and changes! Fines for not following the rules have been increased, information on Silver Alloy was added, Volunteer hours can be used for CE credits, along with other changes. PLEASE, take a few minutes to READ THE RULES!

Link to the Rules

R.D.A.s after 2004 and those prior to who took expanded duties updates can place Class I Resins. If you have any questions, please contact our Legislative Chair, Jennifer Kindel @ 989-948-1646.

PA 305’14 Regarding Miliatary License Fee Waiver passed & takes effect January 1, 2015.

Congratulations to Karen Minca,

our new ADAA 6th District Trustee!

Congratulations to Oakland County Dental Assistants Society!

The dedicated dental assistants in Oakland County have banded together to "resurrect" their society.

Contact President Ann Nordstom @ 1-586-855-0119 or ann.nordstrom@oakland.k12.mi.us for more information

Check out the newest addition to our website: Promotional discounts to members!

The MDAA Scholarship Committee is please to announce that two $500 Scholarships were presented at the MDAA Student Day in Grand Rapids! Cassandra Payne, dental assisting student enrolled at Washtenaw Community College and Kelli Fedder, a Certifed and Registerd Dental Assistant pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Allied Health Science through Ferris State University were awarded $500 each! Congratulations to both and best wishes as you continue with your educational goals!

Future Dental Assistants: Make certain you know what you can or can't legally do in the State of MI! Double and Triple check to make certain what type of credential you will be qualified for when you complete the training! ONLY Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited programs will qualify you for the R.D.A. exam!

Additional information regarding Rule Changes

Dental Assisting Job Opportunities

(updated 11-1-2014)

You MUST complete an ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) approved program to take the Registered Dental Assistant "R.D.A." Exam in Michigan. If you do not have a R.D.A. license in Michigan, you CAN NOT perform R.D.A. functions.

You MUST complete an ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation approved (or substantially similar) class to expose X-rays in Michigan. It is the LAW! Make sure you have proof of your training available in your dental office!

For more information, go to Legislative News.

Delegate & Expense Reports Due
November 14, 2014
MDAA Board Meeting & BOD Photos
November 15, 2014
MDAA Board Meeting
January 10, 2015
150th Mid-Winter Meeting

February 26-28, 2015

Chicago, IL

Dental Assistants Recognition Week
March 1-7, 2015
MDAA Board Meeting
March 14, 2015
MDAA Spring Seminar

March 21, 2015

Frankenmuth

MDA Annual Session, Student Day & MDAA House of Delegates

April 22-25, 2015

Lansing, MI

MI Rules Update for Dental Assistants

MI Dental ASsistants

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