Michigan Dental Assistants Association


Dental Assisting Job Opportunities



As you probably know, MDA and MDAA are NOT supporting Senate Bill 541 that would allow the creation of another dental professional in Michigan called a Dental Therapist.

Link to MDA's Midlevel Provider Toolkit

Please take time to review the information that MDA has put together.


NOTE: Our website is under construction and a fantastic new website will be available soon!

MDAA Public Service Anouncements:


What is an R.D.A.?


Past Issues of the "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


Michigan Delegated Duties Chart

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.

Additional information regarding Rule Changes

MDAA Outgoing/Incoming BOD May 6, 2018 ~ Burton

Link to Interactive Calendar

MI Dental ASsistants

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P. O. Box 118

Lennon, MI 48449

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