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SUMMARY HIGHLIGHT FROM 2018 OREGON DENTAL CONFERENCEChemeketa dental assistant students and faculty enjoying the conference.

The Dental Conference was a great success thanks to many individuals who helped in so many ways.  First of all was ODAA's Vice President who worked diligently putting our portion of the conference together - dignitaries and speakers.  Thank you, Mary.

 
It has been several years since we have had representation from Central Office of the American Dental Assistants Association,  the Dental Assisting National Board and the DALE Foundation.  A luncheon hosted by ODAA, DANB, and the DALE Foundation celebrated the work of dental assistants and the value they bring to dental practices and the oral health of the community.  Following the luncheon a educational panel was presented in segments by:
 

Cynthia Durley, M.Ed., MBA, DANB and the DALE Foundation
Stacy Bone, EFDA, 200hr YTT
Teresa Haynes, Oregon Board of Dentistry
Ginny Jorgensen, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, AAS
Mariah Kraner, MA, PhD, A-dec
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA

All giving insights and opportunities available for dental assistants.
 
Another note of gratitude is extended to Katie Gander, ODAA's Executive Assistant, who was able to give support at the courtesy table in the foyer.  And to speaker hosts for their loyal support and assistance.  Lynn Murray, Bonnie Marshall, and Mary Harrison.  All are needed and so much appreciated.
 
Presenters Dr's Judah Garfinkle and Daniel Petrisor were very well received.  Excellent comments by all who attended.
 
The raffle was another highlight with many trying their luck but unfortunately everyone who tried could not have the winning ticket.   The Insta Pot was won by Ginny Jorgensen of Canby.  All proceeds are to be presented to Smile Oregon to ensure every child in Oregon affected by a cleft or other craniofacial condition has access to the coordinated care they deserve.


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