June 7, 2013

The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) have launched a new scholarship program to help dental assistants turn their professional development plans into reality.

The ADAA/DANB Scholarship will be awarded to dental assistants who demonstrate a strong commitment to career growth and lifelong learning. The winner(s) will be able to use the scholarship funds for professional activities, such as continuing dental education, DANB exams or certification, some expenses associated with ADAA Fellowship or Mastership, or registration for a dental conference, among other possible activities.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants should download and complete the application and submit a letter of intent, along with any required documentation. The scholarship is open to all ADAA members and student members in good standing.

“As America’s largest membership organization for dental assistants, the ADAA is proud to partner with DANB to create this new scholarship program to help dental assistants take their careers to the next level,” says ADAA President Carolyn Breen, CDA, RDA, RDH, Ed.D.

“DANB is a promoter of lifelong learning, and through the ADAA/DANB Scholarship, we hope to give dental assistants the additional funds necessary to help them achieve their continuing education and professional development goals,” says DANB Board Chair Frank Maggio, D.D.S.

Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2013, and the winner(s) will be announced at the 2013 ADAA Annual Session in October.


About ADAA
America's oldest largest dental assisting association, the ADAA serves an estimated 300,000 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.  

About DANB
DANB is recognized by the American Dental Association as the national certification board for dental assistants. DANB's certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. DANB serves the public by promoting a means of identifying qualified and competent dental assistants and by measuring and promoting excellence in oral healthcare delivery. As a Mark of Dental Assisting Excellence™, DANB certification is a source of pride for those who achieve it. Currently, there are more than 35,000 DANB certificants nationwide, and DANB certifications and certificates of knowledge-based competency are recognized or required in 38 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs.


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