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Happy March! With winter almost at its end, spring planting will be in full swing.

Mar 1st, 2006

Happy March! With winter almost at its end, spring planting will be in full swing. With planting comes planning. When we consider our businesses, we realize the importance of planting seeds of knowledge in our patients as well as in our team members. Our practices grow with the support and collaborative efforts of our entire dental teams and our families of dental patients. That being said, PennWell has created an exciting new program this spring for the sole benefit of our dental assistants.

Modeled after RDH® magazine’s highly successful Under One Roof conference for dental hygienists, Professional Dental Assisting will focus on hands-on courses and lectures that will make dental assistants more proficient and excited about their jobs.

Scheduled for May 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis, PDA is presented in alliance with the American Dental Assistants Association and the Dental Assisting National Board. PDA will be a conference for dental assistants only, offering these key members of our dental offices a chance to interact with other assistants and learn from some of the best-known trainers and speakers in the nation.

PDA will offer keynote lectures by some of the most popular speakers in the dental industry - Dr. Cathy Jameson, dental-assisting guru Mary Govoni, and even yours truly. Each will speak directly to dental assistants in their lectures.

There will also be tons of continuing-education opportunities for front- and back-office dental assistants with hands-on courses ranging from taking impressions to proper infection control techniques to working with digital and intraoral cameras.

The $195 registration fee includes receptions and lunches. With hands-on courses scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, it should be a weekend packed with opportunities to expand horizons and improve skills. There will also be plenty of free time in the evenings for dental assistants to explore the vibrant nightlife and great restaurants of downtown Indianapolis.

Every dental assistant’s role in the office will be addressed at PDA. Expanded-function dental assistants will have courses. Front desk assistants will have topics geared toward their needs. Registered and certified dental assistants will find plenty of choices. Because every member of an office plays a vital role in the success of a practice, every member deserves to have courses and topics that will interest them at PDA.

What’s the bottom line? It’s going to be a great meeting. For more information or to register, logon to www.professionaldentalassisting.com.

Hope you enjoy your planning.

With Warm Regards,
Sheri Doniger

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