Editor's desk.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Trade and professional associations (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Author: Trota, Michi
Pub Date: 09/01/2009
Publication: Name: The Dental Assistant Publisher: American Dental Assistants Association Audience: Academic; Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 American Dental Assistants Association ISSN: 1088-3886
Issue: Date: Sept-Oct, 2009 Source Volume: 78 Source Issue: 5
Product: Product Code: 8620000 Professional Membership Assns NAICS Code: 81392 Professional Organizations SIC Code: 8621 Professional organizations
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 221850539
Full Text: It's that time again: the ADAA Annual Session is back. Be prepared for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in ADAA's biggest event of the year, set in the lush, tropical paradise of Hawaii. As always, the Journal's Annual Session Guide has all the information you need to get the most out of your conference experience, including dates, locations and times for ADAA Governance, meetings, events and education, as well as a few helpful suggestions for what to see while exploring Hawaii.

The Journal extends it's deepest thanks and appreciation to the 2008-2009 ADAA Officers and Trustees for their hard work and dedicated service over the past year, and proudly welcomes the incoming 2009-2010 ADAA Officers and Trustees. President Stephen E. Spadaro's final address provides a retrospective on all that has been accomplished over the previous year, while incoming President Angela M. Swatts looks forward to the challenges yet ahead.

In this issue, you'll also find well-timed tips on how to make the most of your membership in ADAA, as well as an examination of how a deeper understanding of multicultural issues can enhance a dental practice's reach with patients. Our other articles touch on similar issues, as the U.S. Army reports the results of humanitarian dental missions in the Philippines, the U.S. Air Force looks at the importances of making a good first impression with one's patients, and Janet Jaccarino, CDA, RDH, MA, continues her series on providing special needs dental care with tips on how to care for the hearing-impaired patient.

Want to know what your fellow ADAA members are like? Take a look at the fascinating results of the latest ADAA demographic survey.

May you have a wonderful and exciting time at the 85th ADAA Annual Session in Hawaii. As they say on the islands, Aloha!
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