Editor's desk.
Author: Trota, Michi
Pub Date: 07/01/2011
Publication: Name: The Dental Assistant Publisher: American Dental Assistants Association Audience: Academic; Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 American Dental Assistants Association ISSN: 1088-3886
Issue: Date: July-August, 2011 Source Volume: 80 Source Issue: 4
Accession Number: 272363508
Full Text: I can't believe how quickly the summer has flown, but here we are, two months away from the ADAA Annual Session in Las Vegas. If you haven't registered yet, go to page 36 and check out the Journal's latest update on what Annual Session has to offer you. For a complete guide to ADAA-related session events and education, go to our website at www.dentalassistant.org and download our preliminary guide, including course descriptions, governance and other events. You can also go to ada.org/session for registration, housing and travel information. Please note that information is subject to change without notice.

Annual Session is a great way to expand your professional knowledge base and network with other dental assisting professionals, all of which will help you grow your career. In this issue's President's Letter, ADAA President Natalie Kaweckyj outlines the importance of attending events like Annual Session in furthering one's dental assisting career. Also discussing the importance of education and career enhancement is U.S. Army DENCOM commander, COL Priscilla Hamilton. Be sure to read the Journal's in-depth interview with COL Hamilton as she discusses the inner workings of the U.S. Army DENCOM and the importance of professional growth in one's dental assisting career.

Speaking of education, the Journal is proud to feature the first ever three-credit CE course in this issue, which is FREE to full active ADAA members. This course examines the effects of soda pop consumption on oral health. Don't let this opportunity to take advantage of ADAA's excellent continuing education pass you by. The deadline for submitting tests for grading is September 30, 2011. Stay cool, everyone, there's still a few weeks left of summer!
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