California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers

Message from the President

FALL 2023

On August 18, 2023, dental assisting lost one of its prominent leaders, Doni Bird.  Her influence on the profession of dentistry and dental assisting is literally written in the book.  With her involvement with the Modern Dental Assisting textbooks, her advocacy for the profession, participation in CADAT and investment in dentistry, Doni will not be forgotten.  Additional details on Doni’s life, along with tributes and contributions, can be found here

Legislatively, the CDA sponsored bill AB481 was put into suspense, meaning it will not pass this year.  Also, at the last DBC meeting the board voted to rescind their decision to dissolve the DAC. 

As summer ends and fall approaches, CADAT will be once again hosting a mid-year virtual education meeting.  Watch for registration details as this event will be one you won’t want to miss.

November begins the time for membership renewal and for welcoming new members to our amazing organization.  Please encourage your colleagues to join CADAT as we continue representing dental assisting educators by offering timely and pertinent information and education. 

Thank you again for your continued support and happy fall!

Shari Becker, CDA, RDA, FADAA, A.S.

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