Michigan Dental Assistants Association

P. O. Box 118

Lennon, MI 48449

All information from ADAA and MDAA will be sent via email or online! Please go to and sign in (your membership number is your ID) create an account if you haven't already done so. Verify your email address and other information. Please contact Barb Gurnee, 989-684-9896, if you don't have access to an email address.

President Kim Bland and President-Elect Virginia Cairro have discussed the transition of the ADAA leadership and feel it would be appropriate to begin a new fiscal year with the next leadership team. While plans for an election have not yet been finalized, the process has begun to identify potential officers to serve as the 2016 ADAA Board of Trustees.  It is time to seek out those individuals who will make the best leaders for our organization as we step into 2016.  Listed below are the offices open for election.  If you have someone in mind who would be a great leader, please personally call that person and ask them to step up and be nominated for an open position.   For now, we have set November 15, 2015 as the deadline to receive nominations.  Central Office is in the process of putting an announcement on the web site and updating the nominating form to access online. Once the board meets in the next several weeks, the plan for holding the election will be announced.
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Student Trustee
Vice President

Karen Minca CDPMA
Sixth District Trustee
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Special MDAA MOM Fundraiser Seminar




Dental Assisting Job Opportunities

(updated 10-2-2015)

Link to DANB's recent salary survey for CDA's


Congratulations to Cassidy Refining for earning the MDAA Corporate Award!

First time delegates to Annual Session

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 Military License Fee Waiver passed & takes effect January 1, 2015.

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.



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

Check out the newest addition to our website: Promotional discounts to members!
MDAA Fall Seminar
October 24, 2015 ~ Frankenmuth
ADA Annual Conference
November 5-10, 2015 ~ Washington DC
MDAA Board of Directors Meeting
November 14, 2015 ~ Lansing
MDAA Mission of Mercy Fundraiser Seminar
December 11, 2015 ~ MDA Okemos
MDAA Board of Directors Meeting
January 16, 2015 ~ Lansing
150th Mid Winter Meeting
February 25-27, 2016 ~ Chicago
Dental Assisting Recognition Week
March 6-12, 2016
MDAA Board of Directors Meeting
March 12, 2016
MDAA Spring Seminar
March 19, 2016 ~ Frankenmuth
MDAA Annual Session
April 13-16, 2016 ~ Novi
Mission of Mercy
June 9-11, 2016 ~ Macomb
Outgoing/Incoming Board of Directors Meeting

MI Rules Update for Dental Assistants

MI Dental ASsistants

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