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3rd District Trustee.

The Washington, DC, Dental Assistants Association Vice President Jess Deinlein and Legislative Chair of DCDAA Tanya Colquhoune volunteered with TeamSmile + Washington Nationals/Washington National youth baseball academy and also at FedEx Stadium to help give free dental treatment to kids. To increase membership for DCDAA, the pair invited dental assistant students to participate in the Team Smile event, offering an opportunity for the students to have fun and experience giving back to the community.

The Maryland Dental Assistants Association volunteered for the Washington Nationals with TeamSmile on June 22, reports Vernestine Maye, CDA. The Maryland association also developed a website www.marylanddentalassistants.simdif.com.

The Commission on Dental Assistant Certification of the Ohio Dental Assistants Association continues to be deluged with requests to challenge the state examination, reports Barbara Hickey, COA, CODA, ODAA president. At this writing, there is a waiting list of 60 students hoping to get scheduled for the October exam. CODA held an extra exam in May to try to alleviate the backlog of waiting students, but the challenge continues.

Additionally, Barbara Hickey and Carol Healy attended the Dental Community Summit of allied organizations to share news of the Ohio Dental Assistants Association. The Ohio Expanded Functions Dental Assistants has reorganized and has the Ohio Dental Associations and the Ohio State Dental Board's support in pursuing licensure.

The 3rd District includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Fatima Oglesby-Morris, DA, RDH

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Title Annotation:TRUSTEE NEWS
Author:Oglesby-Morris, Fatima
Publication:The Dental Assistant
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2018
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