Dental Assistants Install 2011-2012 Officers

(Chicago: October 2011) New officers of the American Dental Assistants Association were installed at the recent annual conference of the ADAA held in Las Vegas in conjunction with the American Dental Association. The ADAA is America's oldest and largest dental assisting organization, speaking for over 250,000 dental assistants since 1924.

Heading the list of officers are:

President: Claudia Pohl, CDA, RDA, FADAA, BVEd, Alta Loma, CA
President-Elect: Carolyn Breen, CDA, Ed.D, RDA, RDH, Metuchen, NJ
Vice President: Lori Paschal, CDA, FADAA, Irma, S.C.
National Secretary: Bonnie Marshall, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, MADAA, AAS,
Battle Ground, WA
Immediate Past President : Natalie Kaweckyj, CDA, LDARF, CDPMA, COA, COMSA,
MADAA, BA, Minneapolis, MN

During 2012, ADAA officers will preside over Dental Assistants Recognition Week in March and the annual, national Session conference in San Francisco with the American Dental Association.

The ADAA is America's oldest and largest dental assisting association serving an estimated 250,000 dental assistants in the United States. It is dedicated to the development and recognition of professionalism through education, membership services and public awareness programs. The ADAA is a strong advocate for legislation mandating credentialing for clinical dental assistants and greater recognition of the assistant's role in the professional dental team.