E-membership is for dental assistants all over the world

April 19, 2010
The American Dental Assistants Association has launched a full campaign in an effort to open up e-membership to dental assistants all over the world. Angela M. Swatts, CDA, EFDA, discusses the benefits of e-membership.

By Angela M. Swatts, CDA, EFDA
President, American Dental Assistants Association

Just a couple of months ago, I told you about ADAA's new membership category called e-membership. Since then, we have launched a full campaign in an effort to open up e-membership to dental assistants all over the world.

During the last few months, we entered into cyberspace with the kick-off of e-membership at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting and the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta. In February, many readers of Dental Assisting Digest took advantage of the e-mail blast provided by our host, PennWell, to sign up for e-membership. PennWell will be sending another invitation for you to join ADAA as an e-member later this month.

Have you taken advantage of this exciting opportunity to belong to America's oldest and largest association representing dental assistants? If not, I want to give you another chance to join the hundreds who have already signed up as e-members. Our goal is to have 10,000 e-members by the end of the year, and the ADAA is confident e-members will find value in their free membership.

E-membership is for professionals like you who turn to the Internet to stay connected. It is for those in the dental assisting field who want to learn more about the American Dental Assistants Association and the benefits we offer if you sign on to our new electronic level of membership.

You will find information and education to get ahead in your career and stay there. E-membership is open to all dental assistants, dental administrators, practice managers, educators, and the corporate world. The very best part is ... IT’S FREE!

As a welcome gift, we will provide you with an hour of free online continuing education, and explain how easy it is to take advantage of some of the benefits we have to offer.

As an e-member of the ADAA, you will have access to:

• Discounts on continuing education
• Discounts at our soon-to-open e-store
• A special online edition of the Dental Assistant Journal (available soon)
• Access to apply for our ADAA credit card
• Discounts for car rentals and hotels
• Online newsletters “24/7” and “Business Beat”
• Discounted personal service programs for medical services, prescription drugs, and identity theft protection
• Access to our online employment service partner, dentalworkers.com

I urge you to take advantage of ADAA e-membership! It can enhance your professional and personal life.

Join now; it's free and easy! Go to www.dentalassistant.org.