Michigan Dental Assistants Association

P. O. Box 118

Lennon, MI 48449

Dental Assisting Job Opportunities

(updated 3-16-2015)




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.

To: ADAA Board of Trustees, State Presidents, Local Presidents, and Members

From: Kimberly Bland, CDA, EFDA, M.Ed., ADAA President

Date: December 29, 2014

Subject: Association Transition

The ADAA Central Office will be moving its physical location by the end of January 2015. The new address for the ADAA will be 140 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108-1017. The ADAA toll free number will remain the same: 1-877-874-3785. A new local number and fax number will be announced at a later date.

The ADAA has also begun the process of developing a new online management system which includes a new, responsive web site complete with an E-learning system and E-commerce system. Members will have the ability to login to a personalized membership dashboard page that will permit them to maintain an up-to-date membership profile; upload, manage and track all continuing education credits; engage in ADAA courses through the ADAA E-learning system; access all ADAA Members-only content, and more. The site is expected to make its debut in late February or early March 2015.

While there will be a lot of transformation within the ADAA during the next several months, we want to assure the members that their membership needs are always first and foremost. We truly want to maintain a "business as usual" attitude during the transition so if there are some needs that are not being met in a timely fashion, please contact your trustee and we will do everything in our power to assist you in resolving the situation. Decisions for change are always hard as we always tend to feel contented in old, familiar settings. However, sometimes opportunities are missed when we choose to remain comfortable. We know that the changes we make today serve to assure that ADAA remains America's oldest and largest dental assisting association serving over 310,000 dental assistants in the United States.

As ADAA remains dedicated to the development and recognition of professionalism through education, membership services and public awareness programs, we continuously seek opportunities to strengthen our stance as we advocate for legislation mandating credentialing for clinical dental assistants and greater recognition of the assistant's role in the professional dental team. The ADAA Board of Trustees realizes that as our Association evolves, everything we do and all decisions we make must point back to our mission: to advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing and professional activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public." Knowing this, we have embraced new and truly promising opportunities for our association's future.
Thank you all for your dedication to dental assisting and to the ADAA. This is truly a wonderful time to be a dental assistant and a member of the American Dental Assistants Association. Best wishes to all for a very happy and successful New Year!


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.

Congratulations to Karen Minca,

our new ADAA 6th District Trustee!

Congratulations to Oakland Dental Assistants Society!

The dedicated dental assistants in Oakland County have banded together to "resurrect" their society.

Contact President Ann Nordstom at for more information

Check out the newest addition to our website: Promotional discounts to members!

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

MDA Annual Session, & MDAA House of Delegates

April 22-25, 2015

Lansing, MI

Student Day , Lansing, MI
April 24
MDAA House of Delegates, Lansing, MI
April 25

MI Rules Update for Dental Assistants

MI Dental ASsistants

MDAA and our locals are on Facebook!

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