Michigan Dental Assistants Association

Congratulations to

Jennifer Hertzberg-Weaver for your winning entry!


Dental Assisting Job Opportunities

A very special thank you to Dr. Roy Shelburne, Laurel Fowler, Megan Giffel, Paula Frolka, Deneane Paxton, Kathy Fick, Lori Barnhart, Gwen Graham-Feldkamp, and Karen Minca for all your dedication and help to make the MDAA Fall Seminar an unbelievable sucess!

Thank you to our sponsors! Please support the following:

Jake Larsen - Weave / 801 852 8207 /

Nikki - Banyon Marketing

Larry Eischer -Proctor Gamble

A.J. Jarabeck - Young Dental

Alane Casady - Casady Refining

Mark DeMonaco - Henry Schein

Lisa Thompson - Nobel Biocare

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"

November 2016 Matrix

June 2017 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


Link to the Rules 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

Dental Assistants Recognition Week March 4-10, 2018
MDAA BOD meeting March 10, 2018
MDAA Spring Seminar April 14 2018 ~ Frankenmuth
MDAA Student Day April 27, 2018 - Lansing
MDA-MDAA Annual Session April 25-28, 2018 ~ Lansing
MDAA Outgoing/Incoming BOD May 20, 2018 ~ Lansing

Link to Interactive Calendar

MI Dental ASsistants

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Lennon, MI 48449

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