Michigan Dental Assistants Association

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MDAA Public Service Anouncements:


What is an R.D.A.?


Past Issues of the "Matrix"

November 2016 Matrix



MDA Journal Article "Registered Dental Assistants are in Demand"

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

Adventure told by Gwen Graham-Feldkamp CDA, RDA, FADAA and Karen Minca, CDPMA, ADAA Sixth Trustee

Dental Assisting Job Opportunities

(updated 9-11-2017)


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

MDAA Fall Seminar & BOD meeting

October 21, 2017 ~ Frankenmuth

MDAA MOM Fundraising Seminar November 10, 2017 ~ Okemos
MDAA BOD meeting January 6, 2018 ~ Lansing
Dental Assistants Recognition Week March 4-10, 2018
MDAA BOD meeting March 10, 2018
MDAA Spring Seminar March 31, 2018 ~ Frankenmuth
MDA-MDAA Annual Session April 25-28, 2018 ~ Lansing
MDAA Outgoing/Incoming BOD May 20, 2018 ~ Lansing

MI Dental ASsistants

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P. O. Box 118

Lennon, MI 48449

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