Michigan Dental Assistants Association

P. O. Box 118

Lennon, MI 48449


MDA Journal Article "Registered Dental Assistants are in Demand"

by Kathleen Weber CDA, R.D.A., BAS

MDAA Public Service Anouncements:


What is an R.D.A.?



Issues of the "Matrix"

November 2016 Matrix


We all know she is NOT a "nurse", She is a Dental Assistant! Click on link to see story from the Detroit Free Press. Our hearts are sad on the news that Greta Zimmer Friedman, the dental assistant in the famous photo has passed away.

Dental Assisting Job Opportunities

(updated 11-18-2016)


The requirements for Human Trafficing CE's will be available sometime prior to January 1, 2017

Link to the Rules

Michigan Delegated Duties Chart updated version May 2016

R.D.A.s after 2004 and those prior to who took expanded duties updates can place Class I Resins. R.D.A.s prior to 2004 MUST TAKE THE UPDATE! If you have any questions, please contact our Legislative Chair, Laura Gehrman @ 989-513-5331

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 also take the R.D.A. update to place restorations and other duties if you obtained your license prior to the law change in 2004. Your license MUST be posted in the office for patients to see!

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.


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

Michigan Board of Dentistry Meetings

December 8, 2016 ~ Lansing, MI

MDAA BOD Meetings

January 7, 2017 ~ Lansing, MI

March 11, 2017 ~ Lansing, MI

May 21, 2017 ~ Lansing, MI

MDAA Fall Seminar

MDAA Spring Seminar

October 29, 2016 ~ Frankenmuth, MI

April 1, 2017 ~ Frankenmuth, MI

Detroit District Dental Review November 4, 2016 ~ Detroit
Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting February 23-25, 2017 ~ Chicago

ADAA First House of Delegates

ADAA Reference Committee Meetings

ADAA Second House of Delegates

April 1, 2017 ~ ONLINE

April 9, 2017 ~ ONLINE

April 22, 2017 ~ ONLINE

MDAA~ MDA Annual Session April 26-29, 2017 ~ Grand Rapids, MI
MDAA MOM Fundraising Seminar November 10, 2017 ~ Okemos


MI Dental ASsistants

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