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. Members, please look for a postcard in the mail regarding additional information.

Special MDAA MOM Fundraiser Seminar


Dental Assisting Job Opportunities

(updated 11-22-2015)


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

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 also take the R.D.A. update to place restorations if you obtained your license prior to the law change in 2004.

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 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 Dental ASsistants

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