Congratulations to the following Michigan students:

Crystal Spray from Northwestern Michigan College

MDAA 2016 $500 Student Scholarship

Laura Gehrman R.D.A. from Mid-MI Dental Assistants Society

ADAA/DANB Scholarship 2015

ADAA Student Chapters, Student Trustee, and Student Council.

You and your fellow students can form a Chapter named after your school and have a say in what ADAA does. You are the future of our association; we want to know what you want from our association! More detailed information will be sent to your instructors.

Students now register for their ADAA Student Membership on their own at the ADAA Website:


2016 Student Ambassadors from Mott Community College

Thank you Sarah Sweet, Sarah Olmstead, Lisa Bundick and Casey Suydam for participating in our program! We look forward to seeing you again at future events and wish you luck in your future as dental assistants!



"Nicole Cataldo, won the autographed photo of "The Kiss"at Student Day 2013. She is a junior and a very good student. She is enrolled in the first year of the Dental program and expects to graduate in 2014.
Since winning the photo she has been researching the photo and circumstances of WWII.
On her behalf, thank you so much! "

Deb Spellicy, Intructor at Lakeshore High School

On  September 17th, 2013  ADAA member and MDAA Immediate Past President Lori Barnhart, CDA, RDA, FADAA from Michigan paid a visit to Orlando Tech to speak to dental assisting students regarding volunteering in Florida's upcoming Mission of Mercy event to be held in Tampa. The program graciously hosted students from Travis Tech located in Winter Haven, FL.  A candid discussion regarding Access to Care and volunteerism preceded the slideshow from Michigan's first MOM event held in June of 2013.  Lori discussed the role of dental assistants and dental assisting students in Michigan's successful event where she served as the supply lead.

MDAA Student Day

April 28, 2017

Meetings -

Amway Plaza Hotel

187 Monroe Avenue NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-774-2000 or

Guest Speaker: to be announced at a later date

Don't forget to apply for the MDAA Scholarship! Deadline is March 1st, 2017


Instructors: Please encourage your students to participate in the following:

Jame Bush Award Post Secondary
James Bush Registration
Nellie Graves Registration
Guidelines for Judging Videos/PowerPoints
Guidelines for Judging Essays, Table Clinics & Posters
Student Ambassador Program Fund Raising Application
Student Day Schedule & Registration Form to be completed by Instructor
MDA Foundation Scholarship Application (Due February 15th)
MDAA Student Scholarship Application (Due March 1)
ADAA Juliette A. Southard Scholarship
ADAA Student Achievement Award
ADAA/Hu-Friedy Merit Scholar Award