Editor's desk.
Author: Trota, Michi
Pub Date: 11/01/2010
Publication: Name: The Dental Assistant Publisher: American Dental Assistants Association Audience: Academic; Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 American Dental Assistants Association ISSN: 1088-3886
Issue: Date: Nov-Dec, 2010 Source Volume: 79 Source Issue: 6
Accession Number: 245393079
Full Text: 2010 is nearly over, and what a year it's been! With 2011 on the horizon, the Journal proudly welcomes the 2010-2011 ADAA Officers and Trustees. Turn to our 2010 Annual Session: Orlando Wrap Up (pg. 26) for an introduction to the new officers and trustees, as well as a list of awards, Fellowship candidates and event highlights. ADAA President Natalie Kaweckyj pens her first President's Letter (pg. 4), outlining her aspirations for the coming year, and U.S Air Force delegates also provide their perspectives on Annual Session events (pg. 10).

As always, it was a pleasure to see everyone at the meeting in sunny Orlando. It's so inspiring to see such an outpouring of passion and dedication for the association and the profession of dental assisting. Congratulations to everyone on a year well done!

Unfortunately, the unmistakeable chill in the air also heralds the return of cold and flu season. However, this also means the return to the Journal's annual Infection Control issue, featuring a CE course provided courtesy of OSAP, outlining methods to address trouble scenarios for the spread of disease (pg. 12). Don't forget that you can take the test for this course online as well on ADAA's CE website, www.adaal.com.

Also, Texas dental assistant and ADAA member, Shelbi Brewer, CDA, RDA, talks with the Journal about her participation in opening a volunteer-staffed dental clinic for the underprivileged (pg. 8), and we take one more look at how DARW was celebrated in 2010 before the new theme takes hold in 2011 (pg. 22).

Last but not least, the Journal thanks our readers for a fantastic year. Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!
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