Greetings everyone, I am Susan Dahn, your CADAT president for the 2018/2019 year. First of all I would like to say I am honored to be in this position to serve you, after all the years that you, and CADAT have been here for me. My dental career started when I was a junior in high school and enrolled in the R.O.P. Dental Assisting program. Yes, I am one of those people who loves dentistry, have ever since that first day of class. I think it was in part my teacher, Mrs. Hudson, who was a great example to me of not only how to be an assistant but also a kind and compassionate human.
I graduated from class and became a RDA in 1982, I continued working in various positions throughout the dental offices I was employed until 1994. That was the year I first stepped in front of a class, and let me tell you I was hooked. This opened a whole new world for me, not only could I share dentistry but I could help my students change their worlds. A few years later our program was RDA approved by the state and that is when I joined CADAT.
What a refreshing experience that was, I looked forward to the conference every year and still do, to me it is like visiting family. Currently your CADAT board has been busy working on various projects such as updating the website, changing to online membership renewal and 2019 conference plans are already in the works. We are attending the dental board meetings and preparing our statement for the Dental Boards Sunset Review. Now is a great time to contact CADAT or myself for your input on any of these. In other words CADAT needs you, we need your ideas, thoughts and your support. Remember we are here for you and desire to represent this organization the way you our membership directs. Please let your voice be heard, reply to our surveys or email us with your thoughts and concerns.
Conference this year will be in the north, please make your plans to attend, plus be on the lookout for your online membership application.
Susan Dahn, RDA