Michigan Dental Assistants Association

P. O. Box 118

Lennon, MI 48449

Officer Spotlight

2016-17 MDAA President

Lori Barnhart, CDA, R.D.A. FADAA

Lori obtained her education in Dental Assisting from Mott Community College and currently is employed with Douglas L. Schneck, DDS. They have worked together over 28 years (with a break between 2 separate employments) and has been a member of ADAA for 28 years! She has served as our 6th District Trustee as well as numerous officer positions and committees on the MDAA Board of Directors. She was awarded the Mara Lee Albrecht Award in 1999, 2005, and 2011, along with the Ruth M. Edwards Award in 1996. Lori shares her home life with husband, Sterling, and son, Sean a U of M grad. She has traveled to Florida to speak to dental assisting students about the Mission of Mercy and Volunteering! Her hobbies include answering emails, answering questions, and brainstorming. "Who has time for a hobby?"

She enjoys planning social events for MDAA members "as everyone needs to kick back and enjoy some fun down time after a year of hard work!" We all have experienced the great activities that she has either planned and/or been a part of. Her creativity is evident in everything she does! Lori helped her family plan and coordinate her grandfather's 100th Birthday party out of state! We consistently look to her for answers to our questions. Lori was presented with her Fellowship in 2009 at Annual Session in Honolulu and is working on her Mastership.

Lori's newest pet project was serving as the Supply Lead for the 3rd MDA's Mission of Mercy in Novi. Dental Companies just can't say no to Lori! Thank you Lori, for all of your enthusiasm and hard work!

Lori's vision for Dental Assistants:

"To have All Dental Assistants named in the Public Health Code".