Common Myths of Membership in the ADAA
I’m not a member because I’m not certified.
You don’t have to be certified (or registered or licensed) to be a member. The only ‘requirement’ is that you are a dental assistant. Membership in ADAA includes students, military dental assistants, business assistants, educators, sales reps, and dental assistants who are on-the-job-trained and have graduated from school.
There’s not a local group in my area.
Most states have local chapters within driving distance, but not always. New local chapters can start anywhere that there are interested dental assistants. When there are several dental assistants interested in starting a local chapter, they can first start by meeting informally. Once interest has been established, the ADAA offers guidance with manuals on how to get a local chapter started, as well as support from your District Trustee and state organization which are all designed to help you get started and be successful in bettering the dental assisting profession and empowering local dental assistants.