Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, CDSO, MADAA, and Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA, visited the kingdom in January 2019 to attend the first Dental Assistant
Symposium in conjunction with the Saudi International Dental Conference.
The process of becoming a dental assistant
can be difficult for those with limited experience in the dental industry.
High school students planning for a career as a dental assistant
should take courses in health, biology and chemistry.
While she is unsure of the current need for instructors nationally, in her experience, finding a dental assistant
who has the CDA certification along with a baccalaureate degree is very difficult.
To enhance their careers within the dental care field, dental assistant
students must become certified through a widely-recognized school program.
The first presentation of the Dental Assistant
Symposium was given by a well-known Saudi dental assistant
, Salsabila Al-Harby.
DC-based dental assistants
by grandfathering have been notified that they must apply for their DC license and take a DANB-approved radiology class to continue to work as a dental assistant
Pacific Dental Services dental assistants
share a passion for delivering same day dentistry to the communities we serve through compassion, integrity, and supporting clinicians in delivering quality oral health care.
The general opinion in dental educational circles is that the work of the oral hygienist and the dental assistant
should be combined in one course, thereby enabling the young woman to graduate to perform any of the various duties in a dental office, from prophylaxis to assisting the dentist in certain mechanical details of the laboratory, such as investing and burning out inlays, separating casts, etc.
Jolly is a dental assistant
instructor with the United States Air Force, stationed at the Medical Education and Training Campus, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas.
The Washington, DC, Dental Assistants
Association Vice President Jess Deinlein and Legislative Chair of DCDAA Tanya Colquhoune volunteered with TeamSmile + Washington Nationals/Washington National youth baseball academy and also at FedEx Stadium to help give free dental treatment to kids.
Fox serves as treasurer for the Tennessee Dental Assistants
Association and her local association, after finishing a term as ADAA 4th District Trustee, and has held a wide range of leadership roles.