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2015

The 97th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Dental Assistants Association was held in Omaha, NE at the Embassy Suites La Vista Hotel on April 23-24, 2015. President Nichole Berney presided over the meeting.

Registration:

Thursday, April 23, 2015: 20 members, 1 Non-Member, 8 Life/Special Members, 0 On-Site Members, 87 Students, 1 Honorary Member, 0 Guests, for a total registered of 117.

The following were elected for the 2015-2016 year: President: Nichole Berney (automatic), President-Elect: Natasha Amys, Vice President: Amanda Skuban, Secretary: Angel Dean, Treasurer: Delores Heyen, Board Members: Crystal Stuhr, Marie Desmarais, Jill Day, Shannon Roen, Advisory Board: Linda Keating, Cindy Cronick, Deb Garner

Darlene Mundt, CDA, BS 8th District ADAA Trustee from Nebraska was our guest. She presented information from the recent ADAA meeting. She encouraged anyone with questions or comments to talk or email her.

Awards presented were: 

Lettie Johnson Essay Award: Award was not presented this year.

Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award: Marie Desmarais, CDA, BS

Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award: Crystal Stuhr, CDA, BS

New Member Award: Not awarded this year as there was no money or approval from ADAA this year.

The Legislative Committee has been working with the Nebraska Dental Association and has co-sponsored a 407 Application which provides credentialed duties for dental assistants in the state of Nebraska. The Legislative Committee moved that the House of Delegates, 2015, gives authority to the NDAA Board to allocate funds as needed to support a legislative effort to credential and expand the scope of duties of dental assistants in Nebraska. The motion was adopted.

Roberta J. Worm, CDA, BS Historian Committee

 

2014
The 96th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Dental Assistants Association was held in Omaha, NE at the Hilton Hotel on March 28-29, 2014. President Jennifer Todd, CDA, B.A.S, M.S. presided over the meeting.
Darlene Mundt, CDA, BS 8th District ADAA Trustee from Nebraska was our guest.  Nita Brable, CDA, BS was posthumously bestowed the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award for dedicated work on behalf of the NDAA.
Awards presented were: Lettie Johnson Essay Award: Jenn Calvert from Metro Community College, Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award: Joan Trimpey, CDA, BS, Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award: Nita Bramble, CDA, BS (Posthumously) and Cindy Cronick, CDA, BS. New Member Award (4 drawn from all student attendees): Southeast Community College: Brittany Aphithanakhun and Valerie Whitaker Metro Community College: Laura Biga and Lindsey Kilgore
The Legislative Committee has been working with the Nebraska Dental Association and has co-sponsored a 407 Application which provides credentialed duties for dental assistants in the state of Nebraska. The application proposes a Licensed Dental Assistant (LDA) category which is supported by the NDAA and NDA. The Manual of Procedures was amended to include an updated Front Page and Local Arrangements page and a new Code of Professional Conduct page.
  
2013
The 95th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Dental Assistants Association was held in Lincoln, NE at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel April 27th 2013. President Jennifer Riege Todd, CDA. Nebraska Dental Assistants Association endorsed Darlene Mundt, CDA. As 8th District Trustee. Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty was awarded to Delores Heyen, CDA. Lettie Johnson Essay Award was presented to Kaycie Schulz. Aloise B. Clement Achievement award was presented to Mike Gesch, Honorary Member of Lincoln, NE. New Member awards presented to:  Dorene Bowers, Tiffany Bruns and Anne Boehmer.
2012 
The 94th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Dental Assistants Association was held in La Vista NE at the Embassy Suites, April 2012.  Cindy Cronick, CDA, presiding.
The Dale Foundation (DANB) elected their officers and board members the new Trustee is Jennifer Riege Todd, CDA, BAS Newly elected President of  NDAA.  Jennifer is a Dental Assistant Program instructor at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. NE. Aloise B. Clement Achievement award was presented to Jill Day, CDA, CPFDA of Omaha, NE. Delegates to ADAA  Annual Session , October 2012, San Francisco, CA were Jenn Riege, Linda Keating and Darlene Mundt.
2011
The 93rd Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln, NE at the Cornhusker Hotel. Cindy Cronick, CDA , is presiding.  The Students Essay Award was presented to Julie Fosbender, Metro Community College; Kyli Mahan, South East Community College.  The students receive a cash award for their winning entry. The NDAA Legislative Committee have attended many “Town Hall Meetings” with The Nebraska Dental Association.  The three (3) tiered NDAA proposal was presented to the NDA Committee for review.
2010
The 92nd Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Hotel. Roberta Worm, CDA presided.Registration at the meeting:  Active Members 12 ; Non-members 1, Students 89; Life Members 6  Honorary   Total 103. The Aloise B. Clements Achievement Award was presented to Jenn Riege, CDA, Lincoln, NE.  The Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award was presented to Linda Keating, CDA
Omaha, NE  (26 years). The Mary Haney Scholarship Award to Sara Pilakowski, Student, Omaha, NE. The bylaws were amended to include Dental Assisting Students as delegates and and alternates to the NDAA House of Delegates.
2009
The 91st Annual Meeting was held in Omaha at the Hilton Hotel April 4, 2009. Crystal Stuhr, CDA is President. Maureen Mosse, CDA, 8th District ADAA Trustee was a guest. Registration at the meeting: 24 Active Members; 8 non-members; 74 Students; 10 Life Members; and 1 Honorary. The Aloise B. Clement Achievement award was presented to Crystal Stuhr, CDA of Lincoln, NE and the Loyalty Award was presented to Clara Duesterhoeft, CDA Blue Hill, NE.
2008
The 90th Annual Meeting was held in Omaha, NE at the Hilton Hotel on
April 18-19, 2008. Crystal Stuhr, CDA is President.
The NDAA Inter-professional/Legislative Committee Members Marie Cecil, CDA
and Roberta Worm, CDA have had meetings regarding Rules and Regulations.
All Officers were elected for a second term to retain continuity of leadership
for Legislative purposes.
Maureen Mosse, CDA ADAA 8th District Trustee and Patti Ensey, CDA President
for the State of Iowa were in attendance at this meeting.
Registration for this meeting: 18 Active Members. 8 Non-members, 13 Life Members,
55 Student Members, 1 Honorary Member and 2 Guests.
“BELIEVE” is the theme for Crystal Stuhr , President and this organization.
2007
The 89th Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln, NE at the Cornhusker Hotel
April 1, 2007, Deb Garner ,CDA Omaha, NE.
President Garner, Marie Cecil and Roberta Worm have met with NDA Dental Practice Update Committee. The NDAA Legislative Committee are: Linda Keating, CDA Omaha, NE; Darlene Mundt, CDA Lincoln, NE; Delores Heyen, CDA Hastings, NE;
and Rose White, CDA North Platte, NE Member-at-large. Roberta Worm, CDA
has been appointed as NDAA Member to the 407 Process Technical Committee.
Deb Garner, CDA will serve as consultant.
Registered at the meeting: 31 Active Members, 14 Non-members, 8 Life Members,
46 Student Members, 1 Honorary.
2006
The 88th Annual Meeting was held in Omaha, NE at the Holiday Inn Central
April 1, 2006. Sue Asher, CDA is President.
The following awards were presented: Aloise B. Clement Achievement to
Linda Keating, CDA Omaha, NE; Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty to Judy Rippe, CDA
Lincoln, NE.
2005
The 87th Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln, NE Cornhusker Hotel April 15-18,
2005.
Carrie Lyman, CDA Lincoln, NE is President.
The following awards were presented: Aloise B. Clement Achievement to
Kelly Svanda, CDA Lincoln, NE; Mary Haney Scholarship to Rhonda Litsky,
MTCC Omaha, NE.
Registered at the meeting: 32 Active Members, 12 Life Members, 56 Student
Members, 18 Non-Members, 2 Honorary.
2004
The 86th Annual Meeting was in Lincoln, NE at the Cornhusker Hotel
April 24-26, 2004. Roberta Worm, CDA Omaha, NE is President.
The following awards were presented: Aloise B. Clement Achievement to
Carrie Lyman, CDA Lincoln, NE; Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty to
Rose White, CDA North Platte, NE; Mary Haney Scholarship to Kristine Conk,
MTCC Omaha, NE; Dr. R. E. Dooley Student Essay to Amy Hodges, MTCC
Omaha, NE; Holly Cloar, MTCC Omaha, NE; Dr. Floyd Paynter Essay to
Roberta Worm, CDA Omaha, NE’ Honorary Membership to Randy Mussellman,
Lincoln, NE.
Linda Keating CDA, Omaha has achieved Life Membership.
Lettie Johnson has passed away.
Registration at the meeting: 31 Active Members, 13 Life Members, 49 Student
Members, 14 Non-members, 2 Guests.
2003
The 85th Annual Meeting was held at the Double Tree Hotel in Omaha, NE on
April 14-16, 2003. Cindy Cronick, CDA of Omaha, NE is President.
The following awards were presented: Aloise B. Clement Achievement to
Sue Asher, CDA, Lincoln, NE; Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty to Beradean Guehlstorff, CDA
Lincoln, NE; Mary Haney Scholarship to Linda Centamore; Dr. R. E. Dooley Student
Essay to Katie Ohlman, SECC.
The NDAA Legislative Committee has met with NDA Board and State Board of
Dental Examiners.
Registration at the meeting: 35 Active Members, 13 Non-Members, 11 Life Members,
4 New Members, 1 Honorary Member, 52 Student Members, 2 Guests.
2002
The 84th Annual Meeting was in Lincoln NE at the Cornhusker Hotel, April 23-14, 2002
with Darlene Mundt, CDA presiding.
Rhonda McKenzie, CDA Omaha, NE was presented with the Aloise B. Clement
Achievement Award.
Registration at the meeting: 42 Active Members, 13 Non-Members, 12 Life Members,
68 Student Members, 1 Honorary Member, 1 Guest.
2001
The 83rd Annual Meeting was in Lincoln, NE at the Cornhusker Hotel April 21-23, 2001.
Carol Clark, CDA Bellevue, NE is President.
The Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award is presented to Carol Clark, CDA;
The Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award to sue Asher, CDA Lincoln, NE; the
Mary Haney Scholarship to Nicole Iwansky, MTCC; Dr. R. E. Dooley Student Essay
to Stacy Behrends, SECC; and the 8th District ADAA Schien to Mary Lippert, CDA
Omaha, NE.
The State board of Examiners have approved the Brush Biopsy for administration
by Hygienists and Dental Assistants.
Registration at the meeting: 25 Delegates, 8 Board Members, 125 Active Members, 52 Students 12 Life Members
2000
The 82nd Annual Meeting was held in Omaha, NE at the Holiday Inn Central
April 18-19, 2000. Karen Finley, CDA, Omaha, NE is President.
The Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award was presented to Nita Bramble, CDA
Hastings, NE; Karen Finley, CDA, Omaha, NE received the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award; Heather Bestwick, CDA Omaha, NE the Mary Haney Scholarship and
Shelly Befort the Dr. R. E. Dooley Student Essay Award.
Norma Hurlburt, Lincoln, NE and Norma Edgar, Omaha, NE have passed away,
Registration at the meeting: 50 Active Members, 54 Non-members, 12 Life Members,
4 New Members, 25 Student Members,1 Honorary Member and 2 ADAA Guests.

1999
The 81st Annual Meeting was in Omaha, NE at the Double Tree Hotel, April 17-18, 1999.
Pat Welch, Omaha, NE is President.
The Aloise B. Clement Award is presented to Darlene Mundt, CDA, Lincoln, NE;
Deb Garner, CDA Omaha, NE received the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award;
Tracy Allington, Metro Community College Student received the Mary Haney
Scholarship and Melissa Sue Green was presented with the Dr. R.E.Dooley Student
Essay Award.
Joan Trimpey, CDA, Omaha, NE has achieved Life Membership.
Registration at the meeting: 44 Active Members, 9 Life, 14 Students, 2 Guests,
7 New Members and 1 Honorary.

1998
The 80th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln, NE. April 18-20, 1998 at the Cornhusker Hotel. Linda Keating, CDA Omaha, NE is President.
Linda was awarded the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Trophy. Marie Cecil, CDA
Hastings, NE received the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Trophy and Tina Schreckenberger,
Student at Metro Community College received the Mary Haney Scholarship.
The Coronal Polish has been signed by the Attorney General. Creighton School of
Dentistry has an approved course.
Mike Gesch has been presented with an Honorary Member in NDAA.
Registration at the Meeting: 63 Active Members; 9 Life; 46 Students; 11 New Active Members; 20 Non-members and 3 Guests.

1997
The 79th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was in Omaha, NE at the Holiday Inn on April 16-18, 1997. Aggie Gesch, CDA Lincoln, NE was President.
Mary Lippert, CDA was awarded the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Trophy;
Aggie Gesch, CDA Lincoln, NE, received the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Trophy;
Roberta Worm, CDA, Omaha, NE received the Admiral in Nebraska Award and the
Juliette A. Southward/Colgate Award went to Kim Snow, Student from Iowa Western
Community College
Registration for the Meeting: 66 Active Members; 18 Non-members; 8 Life Members;
37 Students and 4 Guests.
1996
The 78th Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln, NE April 14-16, 1996 at the Cornhusker Hotel. Darlene Walczer, CDA is presiding.
Roberta Worm, CDA Omaha NE received the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award.
The Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award was presented to Patricia Welch, Omaha, NE.
Coronal Polish was passed by the Board of Examiners on July 1, 1995. Dental Assistants
will need to complete an approved course before they complete this task.
There were thirteen (13) Past Presidents and seven (7) Life members recognized at this meeting.
Registration at the meeting: 65 Active Members; 60 Students; 20 Non-members; 8 New Members; 7 Life Members and 6 Guests.
1995
The 77th Annual Meeting of NDAA was held in Lincoln, NE at the Cornhusker Hotel
on April 2-4, 1995. Marie Cecil, CDA, Hastings, NE is President.
Dental Assisting instructors will develop curriculum for Coronal Polish.
Dr. Chris Miller presented an all day OSHA Seminar.
Pat Welch has been selected as Omaha DAS Member of the Year.
Membership: 203 Active Members, 7 New; 57 Students and 19 Life.
1994
The 76th Annual Meeting was held in Omaha, NE at the Holiday Inn, April 10-12, 1994.
Betty Sandoe, CDA, Grand Island, NE was the President.
Marie Cecil, CDA, Hastings, NE was presented the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award.
Elaine Brazzle, student of Metro CC received the Dr. R.E.Dooley Student Essay Award.
Gerrie Petersen , Metro CC Student, received the Mary Haney Scholarship.
The January 1994 membership was 219 Active Members; 22 New Active Members;
42 Student; 13 Life and 8 Life Pay.
Roberta Worm, CDA, Omaha, NE has been nominated for ADAA President Elect.
Judith Andrews, CDA Immediate Past President of ADAA and Roberta Worm, CDA
8th District Trustee were guests.
Registration for the Annual Meeting were: 65 Active Members; 7 Life; 4 New Active;
20 Non-members; 2 guests and 46 Students.
1993
The 75th Annual Meeting was held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE on
April 16-18, 1993. Mary Lippert, CDA, Omaha, NE is President.
The Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award is presented to Darlene Walczer, CDA.
Dr. R.E.Dooley Student Essay Award was presented to Melanie Branting, student
SECC. The Billie Huber Scholarship Award was presented to Crystal Augustyn,
Student SECC.
The picture of Julliette A. Southard from the scrapbook file of Mary Haney has been
framed with a plaque attached and was presented to the American Dental Assistants Association The picture is in the office at ADAA.
Larry Sepin, Executive Director of ADAA attended the meeting which was the
75th Anniversary of the Organization. Judith Andrews, CDA, President of ADAA and Roberta Worm, CDA, 8th District Trustee were also in attendance.
1992
The 74th Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln, NE at the Cornhusker Hotel on
April 3-6, 1992. Clara Duesterhoeft, CDA , Blue Hill, NE is President.
The Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award is presented to Aggie Gesch, CDA,
Lincoln, NE. The Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award is presented to Cathy VanWinkle,
CDA, Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Dr. R.E.Dooley Student Essay Award is presented to
Darla Peterson, South East Community College student.
The Mary Haney Scholarship was presented to Lori Maley, Student at Metro Community
College.
Guests at the Annual Meeting were: ADAA President Elect Judith Andrews, CDA and
8th District Trustee Roberta Worm, CDA. Anna Marie Phillips presented the Seminar
“Infection Control”. A total of 266 persons attended.
1991
The 73rd Annual Meeting was held in Omaha, NE , the Red Lion Hotel April 19-22, 1991. Nancy Tackett, CDA, Council Bluffs, Iowa was President.
The Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award was presented to Jody Miller, CDA, Omaha, NE. Margaret Seiber, CDA, Lincoln, NE received the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award.
The Mary Haney Scholarship Award was presented to Dorothy Kinzie, student , Iowa Western Community College. Joyce Halberg, CDA Council Bluffs, Iowa was presented with an Honorary Membership.
A Radiology Seminar was held April 21,1991 in Omaha, NE.
NDAA has adopted the House of Delegates, representing all the Locals and out-state members.
Roberta Worm, CDA has been elected a 8th District Trustee.
Registration at the Annual Session: 69 Active Members; 11 New Active Members;
20 Non-members; 59 Students and 6 Life.

1990
The 72nd Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln, NE at the Cornhusker Hotel April 8-10, 1990. Jenay Woita(Morrill),CDA is the President.
Emily Anderson, CDA Lincoln, NE was presented the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award
for 25 years at the University Medical Center/Dental. Iris Eisenstadt, student at Metro
Community college was presented with the Dr. R.E.Dooley Student Essay Award.
Registration at the meeting: 67 Active Members; 16 Non-members, 6 Life/Special, and 57 Students.

1989
The 71st Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln, NE at the Cornhusker Hotel April 1-4, 1989. Roberta Worm, CDA was the President.
Joan Trimpey, CDA was presented with the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award;
Roberta Worm, CDA , the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award; Chris Knapp, the
Floyd Paynter Essay Award and Diane Ashbrook , the Dr R.E.Dooley Student Essay Award.
1988
The 70th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha, NE at the Red Lion Hotel, April 9, 1988. Nancy Heusman, CDA, Lincoln, NE is the President.
Mary Lippert, CDA was presented with the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award: Jody Miller, CDA the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award and Tami Roethig, the
Dr. R.E.Dooley Student Essay Award.
NDAA supports the Motorcycle Helmet Law.
ADAA has a new Executive Director, Paul Houghland.
There were 62 Members, 47 Students, 6 Life and 2 Non-member registered for the Annual Meeting.
1987
The 69th Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln at the cornhusker Hotel March 30-31, 1987. Darlene Mundt, Lincoln is elected President. Students from the Lincoln Program were presented awards for Posters and essays. Floyd Paynter Essay Award was presented to Shelly Windhorst. Nancy Huesman
was presented with the Aloise B. Clements Achievement Award. A special committee has been appointed to write a Scope of Practice for NDAA. The Association voted to preserve all history and photos in acid-free scrap books. Dr. Pierson, Dr. Steinacher and Mildred Rinn have been approved as Honorary Members of NDAA. 57 members, 4 Life, 28 Students, and 15 non-members are registered for the meeting.
1986
The 68th Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln at the Hilton Hotel April 5-7, 1986. Cathy Anderson, Council bluffs, Iowa is elected President. The R.E.Dooley Student Essay Award was presented to Kimberly Smith, MTCC. Several Students from the Lincoln Program were presented awards for Posters.
Floyd Paynter Essay Award was won by Roberta Worm, Omaha. The Dr.Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award was won by Billie Huber, Lincoln and the Aloise B. Clements Achievement Award was presented to Cathy Anderson, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Grace Thompson, Lincoln and Dora Buckingham, Friend are new Life members. 88 members, 7 Life, 61 students and 12 non-members are registered for the meeting.

1985
The 67th Annual meeting was held in Omaha at the Red Lion Hotel March 17-19, 1985. Delores Heyen, Hastings was elected President. Clara Duesterhoeft, Blue Hill and Nita Bramble, Hastings are new Life Members. The Legislative Bill has had some changes. 104 members, 5 Life, 88 Students and 7 non-members are registered for the meeting.
1984
The 66th Annual Meeting was held in Omaha at the Red Lion Hotel March 31-April 2, 1984. Cheri Saxton is elected President. LB 161 is the bill that will be presented. There has been an 86% increase in
membership 102 members, 7 Life, and 80 students have registered for the meeting.

1983
The 65th Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln at the Hilton Hotel April 24-26,1983. Joan Trimpey, Papillion is President. Darlene Burkey and Micki Marr have been registered as lobbyists for NDAA. Irene Wesierski, Lincoln Life Member has passed away. 102 Members, 3 Life, 79 students and 31 non-members are registered.
1982
The 64th Annual Meeting was held in Omaha at the Holiday Inn Hotel on April 4-6, 1982. Judy Helms, Grand Island was elected President. Micki Marr is presented with the Aloise B. Clements Achievement Award. The Legislative Committee remains active with recognition and definition of Dental Assistants. Penny Ronk, NDAA Editor, received the International College of Dentists Award for the NDAA Newsletter. 101 members, 3 Life, 83 students, and 33 non-members are registered.
1981
The 63rd Annual Meeting was held in Omaha at the Red Lion Hotel March 15-17, 1981.
Sherry Purdy, Omaha, was elected President.
The Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award was presented to Gretchen Winheim, Omaha.
The Aloise B. Clements Achievement Award was presented to Nita Bramble.
The Certifying Board is now known as the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
Guidelines are being proposed for Dental Assistant recognition.
131 members, 3 Life and 95 students are registered for the meeting.
1980
The 62nd Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln at the Hilton Hotel May2-4, 1980.
Kelly Knapp, Lincoln, was elected President. Penny Ronk, Omaha was presented
The Aloise B.Clements Achievement Award. Several students from the Omaha Metro
Program were presented the R.E.Dooley Essay Awards. Students from the Lincoln
Program were presented awards for posters.
The 8th District Workshop was held in Omaha. The Legislative Committee has been busy with various meetings involving Auxiliaries .
Nita Bramble, Hastings, was elected as Director to the Certifying Board.
There are 252 members, 16 Life, and 150 Students.

1979
The 61st Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln at the Hilton Hotel on April 29-May 1, 1979. Pat Dunlap, Omaha, was elected President. Annette Stoker, Director of the Certifying Board passed away May 27, 1978. Anna Wurm and Eva McGrew, long time members, passed away. Lola Wentz and Eleanor Otto became Life Members. The Fremont Dental Assistants Society has disbanded.

1978
The 60th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Kearney, NE April 30-May1,1978. Diane Lynn, CDA Omaha, NE was president. The 8th District Workshop was in Kansas City, KS September 10-11, 1977. Jennie Schafer, CDA, Oregon; ADAA President attended the Annual Meeting. 92 Students, 140 Active Members and 8 Life.1977
The 59th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln, NE April 24-26, 1977. Jody Olson, CDA was president. The Dr. R.E.Dooley Student Essay Award was presented to Ruth Glover, Metro Tech; Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award was presented to Mary Lillard, CDA Omaha,Ne; Aloise B. Clement Achievement award to Irene Wesierski, CDA, Lincoln; Dr. Arlo Dunn Clinic Award to Mary Englebart and Vicki Woltemath. Several Students from Metro submitted posters.
Carole Malberg, CDA Cabool, MO is the 8th District Trustee. Nita Bramble CDA Hastings, NE is a Director of the Certifying Board (DANB). 172 Active members, 1 affiliate, 9 Life and 115 students.
1976
The 58th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held n Omaha, NE at the Ranada Inn, April 24-28,1976. Joyce Hallberg, CDA, Council Bluffs, Iowa wa president. Brenda Holding, SECC was awarded the Dr. R.E.Doley Student Essay Award; Michelle Delisie and Gerri Grieb, the Dr. Arlo Dunn Clinic Award; Billie Huber, CDA, the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award and several students from SECC submitted posters. Hazel Torres, California, ADAA President attended the Annual Meeting. 161 Active members registered, 00 students, 1 affiliate, 9 Life and 33 guests.
1975
The 57th Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln, NE at the Villager Motel, April 24-26, 1975. Delcia Itzen, CDA, Lincoln, NE was President. Delcia Itzen was presented with the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award. The 8th District Workshop was held in Des Moines, Iowa. Pat Cupkie, CDA, ADAA Component and Constituent Services Director, Chicago attended the meeting. Kay Hickey, CDA I a new Llife Member. 199 members registered—178 Active members, 9 Life, 108 Students, 1 affiliate and 25 guests.

1974
The 56th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha, NE at the Paxton Hotel April 26-28, 1974. Sonja Schildt, CDA, Lincoln, NE was President. Nita Bramble, CDA., Hastings, NE is the 8th District Trustee. The 8th District workshop was held in Overland Park, KS at Glen Wood Manor. Claire Williamson, CDA, Vienna, GA, ADAA President and Caroline Tufty, RDH, ADHA 8th District Trustee attended this meeting. NDAA has hired an attorney for representation of legislative affairs. 77 members registered.
1973
The 55th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln, NE at the Cornhusker Hotel, April 30-May 1, 1973. Joan Bale, CDA Omaha, NE was President. McCook DAS has disbanded. 73 Members registered.
1972
The 54th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha, NE, at the Omaha Hilton Hotel April 24-26, 1972. Mary Lillard, CDA Omaha, NE was President. Helen Hartman was presented the Dr. Floyd Paynter Essay Award. The 8th District Workshop was held at the Kellogg Center in Lincoln, NE. The Board of Examiners has now agreed that any individual exposing xrays should complete a courser in Dental Radiology that has been approved by the Nebraska Board of Dental Examiners. LB587 is being discussed.

The House of Delegates recommended that NDAA support the expansion of duties of all dental auxiliaries, provided the be predicated by education, preparation and evaluations and we strongly support expanded duties of all dental auxiliaries by Experimentation, Education, Evaluation and Regulation. Adopted. 411 Members

1971
The 53rd Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln, NE at the Village Inn on April 26-29, 1971. Mary Heineman, CDA Fremont, NE was President.
Delcia Itzen, CDA, Lincoln, NE was presented with the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award; the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award was presented to Erma Acker, Fremont, NE; the Dr. R.E. Dooley Student Essay Award was presented to Shirley Foster, Lincoln, NE; Billie Huber and Kathleen McKay, Lincoln, NE received the Dr. Arlo Dunn Clinic Award.
A Legislative Committee has been established; all locals to be represented.
98 Registered members.
1970
The 52nd Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha, NE at the Commadore Hotel, April 27-29, 1970. Blanche Sutton, Lincoln, NE was President. Bette Waddington, Grand Island, NE received the Dr. Floyd Paynter Essay Award. A new award, presented by Lettie Johnson, titled “Dr. R.E.Dooley Student Essay Award was present to Roddy Ann Harris, Norma Edger, Omaha, NE received the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award and blanche Sutton, Lincoln, NE, the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award.
1969
The 51st Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln, NE at the Lincoln Hotel, April 28-30, 1969. Nita Bramble, Hastings, NE was President. Jeanene Rathjen, Gibbon, NE received the Dr. Floyd Paynter Essay Award; Darlene Young, Hampton, NE was presented with the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award; Helen Cross, Lincoln, NE, the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award and Shsiroey Clare, Lincoln, NE, the Dr. Arlo Dunn Clinic Award. Iva Coulter, ADAA 2nd Vice President attended this meeting. There were 203 registered members.
1968
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Dental Assistants Association was held in Omaha, NE, Castle Hotel on April 28-30. 1968. Helen Cross, Lincoln, NE was President. Lynn Carta was presented the Dr. Floyd Paynter Essay Award; Johanna Vander Mylldekker, Hastings, NE was presented with the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award and Judy McAdams, Lincoln, NE the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award. Ruby Sealock, Life Member passed away.
1967
The 49th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln, NE at the congress Inn April 24-16, 1967. Nita Bramble, CDA, Hastings, NE was President. Marilyn Theesen, Hastings, NE was presented with the Dr. Floyd Paynter Essay Award, Alice Brunk, Fremont, NE, the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award and Lillian Meistrel, CDA, Fremont, NE the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award. There is a new Dental Assisting Program in Hastings, NE with Irene Mills, CDA as Coordinator/Instructor. There is a total of 300 members.
1966
The 48th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha, NE at the Prom Town House, April 25-28, 1966. Dorothy Erickson, CDA, Lincoln, NE was President. Mary Janecek, Fremont, NE was presented the Dr. Floyd Paynter Essay Award; Lillian Reinert, Oakland, NE, the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award, and Nita Bramble, CDA, Hastings, NE the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award. Margaret Leedom, CDA, Lincoln, NE Life Member has passed away. LaVeta Lehn, CDA, O’Neill, NE is a new Life Member.
Total Membership is 160 members.
1965
The 47th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln, NE April 27-28, 1965 at the Congress Inn. Irene Wesierski, CDA of Lincoln, NE is President. Jan Hunzeker, Valentine, NE was presented the Dr. Floyd Paynter Essay Award; Lillian Meistrel, CDA, Fremont, the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award; and Dorothy Erickson, CDA, Lincoln, NE, the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award. Edna Zedaker, CDA, ADAA President attended the Nebraska Annual Meeting, as did Iva Coulter, CDA, 8th district Trustee.
Nebraska has now been redistricted to the 8th District.
1964
The 46th Annual meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha, NE at the Diplomat Hotel, April 27-29, 1964. Marian Martin, CDA was President. Helen Cross, CDA of Lincoln, NE was presented the Dr. Floyd Paynter Essay Award, Irene Mills, CDA of Lincoln, NE, the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award and Helen Cross, CDA the Aloise B. Clement Achievement Award. Dr. Pierson, Dr. Dunn, and Dr. Stienhacher were nominated as Honorary Members of NDAA. Martha Brandt, CDA, Coordinator, Irene Korsakas (Murphy), CDA and Eleanor Otto, CDA are instructors at the new Dental Assisting Program in Lincoln, NE. There are a total of 103 registered members.
1963
The 45th Annual Meeting of NDAA was held in Lincoln at the Lincoln Hotel on April 29-May 1, 1963. Sibyl Roach, Omaha was elected President. Mildred Rinn and Dr.Floyd Paynter become Honorary Members of the NDAA. Nebraska DAA has won for the third year the 7th District Clinic Award at ADAA Annual Session. Mathilda Bremer of Minnesota becomes the new 7th district Trustee for ADAA. Fourteen dental assistants were capped as Certified Dental Assistants. Lettie Johnson, Fremont, becomes the Instructor-Coordinator of the Technical School of Dental Assisting in Omaha. Lillian Meistrell, Fremont was presented with the Dr. Floyd Paynter Essay Award. Barbara Hock, McCook, was presented with the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award. Lucille Meadows, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was presented with the Aloise B. Clements Achievement Award. The total membership was 214.
1962
The 44th Annual Meeting was held in Omaha at the Diplomat Hotel April 30-May 2, 1962. Jean Goings, Seward, becomes President. Capping ceremonies continue for the recently certified assistants. Nebraska DAA wins the District Membership and Clinic Trophy for another year. The Membership Trophy is awarded to the state with the greatest increase in membership and the Clinic Trophy is awarded to the state with the greatest number of clinics being presented at ADAA Annual Meeting. Norfolk has been organized as a new local society. Helen Kunz, Fremont, was presented with the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Trophy. Patricia Bahde, Fremont, was presented with the Dr. Floyd Paynter Essay Award. Eve McGrew, Lincoln, was presented with the Aloise B. Clements Achievement Award. 118 members were registered
1961
The 43rd Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln at the Lincoln Hotel on April 24-26,1961. Kathryn Hickey, Omaha, is chosen as President. Thirteen dental assistants presented clinics at the Nebraska Dental Association Meeting. Twelve dental assistants recently certified were capped. Nebraska Dental Assistants Association has been notified they have received the ADAA Membership and Clinics Trophy. Lettie Johnson organized a local society in Fremont. Marian Martin, Omaha, was presented the Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Award. Lettie Johnson, Fremont, was presented the Aloise B. Clements Achievement Award. Margaret Alaimo, Omaha, and Jean Goings, Seward, were presented with the Dr.Floyd Paynter Essay Award. 93 Members are registered with a total of 167 total members.
1960
The 42nd Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha at the Paxton Hotel on April 26-29,1960. Lettie Johnson, Fremont, becomes President. Margaret Leedom is selected as a member of the Certifying Board of ADAA. She has reported the 104 hour course is better than the correspondence course and ideally a college accredited course with one or two years is best. LaVeta Lehn, O'Neill is now ADAA 3rd Vice President. A capping ceremony was held in Omaha for the recently certified Assistants. Dr. Eugene Merchant presented a film on "Class V Gold Foil and Applying the Rubber Dam." Frank Roberts, Chief Medical Illustrations Service of the VA Hospital in Omaha presented a film "The Dental Assistant, an Extra Pair of Hands." Margaret Leedom, Lincoln and Mary Haney, Omaha , Life Members, presented a panel discussion on "Future of Certification." Anna Wurm and Ruth Morgan were presented with Life Membership. Mary Ellen Halstead, York, was presented wit the Floyd Paynter Essay Award, Jean Goings, Seward, was presented with the Aloise B. Clements Achievement Award and Lettie Johnson, Fremont, was presented with the Dr. Butler Loyalty Award. There were 108 members registered.
1959
The 41st Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln at the Lincoln Hotel April 27-29, 1959. Eleanor Otto, Lincoln was elected President. An Advisory Committee is formed consisting of employers of the Immediate Past President, President, 1st Vice President and Recording Secretary. The dentists appointed are as follows: Drs. N.C.Carlson, Lincoln; Alvin Goding, Alliance; L.A.Burgess, O'Neill; Herbert Seberg, Hastings; and Floyd Paynter, Omaha. LaVeta Lehn, O'Neill, was nominated as ADAA 3rd Vice President. Merle Andrews of Huron SD is nominated as 7th District Trustee. Ruth Asp of Minnesota is nominated as 2nd Vice President. Ruth Morgan of Omaha and Anna Wurm, Olive Butler, and Beulah Chaloupka, all of Lincoln, became eligible for Life Membership in NDAA/ADAA. 107 members registered this year.
1958
The 40th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha at the Paxton Hotel April 29-30,1958. Irene Mills, Lincoln is President. Mary Haney has become a Life Member of NDAA/ADAA. Margaret Leedom also becomes a life member. Anna Wurm, Lincoln was presented with the Aloise B. Clements Achievement Award; Irene Wesierski, Lincoln was presented with the Dr. Butler Loyalty Award and Gertrude Naumann, Lexington was presented with the Floyd Paynter Essay Award.
1957
The 39th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln at the Lincoln Hotel April 29- May 1, 1957. Deloris Butler of Omaha becomes President. Ruth Asp (Martinsen) of Minnesota is nominated for the 7th District Trustee of the ADAA. Bessie Peterson, ADAA President, attended the Annual Meeting of NDAA. The Annual Meeting now has several educational lectures. Several awards were presented at the Annual Meeting. Mary Ellen Halstead, York, was presented the Floyd Paynter Essay Award; Ruth Morgan, Omaha, was presented the Dr. Butler Loyalty Award. Margaret Leedom was presented the Aloise B. Clements Achievement Award. Registration at the Annual Meeting reached 150.
1956
The 38th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha at the Paxton Hotel May 1-3, 1956. Gertrude Naumann, Lexington, was elected President. Membership applications are accepted and approved by the NDAA Board. LeVeta Lehn, O'Neill, remains the 7th District Trustee for ADAA. There has been interest in a new society in Grand Island. A dental assisting course is being taught in Omaha with nine members enrolled, Lincoln has 43 enrolled and Kearney has three. The Grand Island and Hastings area has a course with 15 and West Nebraska has six. Five clinics will be presented at Annual Session. Margaret Leedom, Lincoln, is serving on the Certifying Board of the ADAA, which would later become the Dental Assisting National Board. (DANB).
1955
The 37th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha at the Castle Hotel May 9, 1955. Mary Ellen Halstead, York, was elected President. LaVeta Lehn, O'Neill, became the 7th District Trustee for ADAA. Annette Stoker, from the Certifying Board, notified that the five "girls" who took the Examination for Certification in Omaha passed. The certification ceremony was held January 16, 1955; 17 passed the examination. An education class was started in Kearney by Jean Didrickson. NDAA Board went on record approving the extension course at the Public Schools Adult Education Department in Omaha and the University of Nebraska Dental College in Lincoln. LaVeta Lehn donated a membership trophy for the largest percentage increase.
1940-1954
No history available for Annual Meetings from 1940 to 1954
1939
The 22nd Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha at the Castle Hotel May 1939. Norma Edger, Omaha was President. No other details are available.
1938
The 21st Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Hotel May 17-18th 1938. Margaret Leedom is again the President. A "Symposium" was conducted by Beulah Chaloupka. Other programs included "The Dental Assistant as a Hostess", Virginia Luedtke, Lincoln, “The Dental Assistant as a Housekeeper", Marie Spomer, Lincoln, "The Dental Assistant as a Nurse and Chairside Assistant", Velma Perry, Omaha, ad "The Dental Assistant as Laboratory Assistant", Ruth York, Omaha. The Nebraska Dental Assistants Association had the largest membership in 1937-1938 of any time during their organization. 76 Members attended.
1937
The 20th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha at the Paxton Hotel May 18-19,1937. Margaret Leedom of Lincoln is named President. Mary Haney, Omaha, became the Chairman of the Clinics and Exhibits for ADAA. Norma Edger of Omaha is also named as a member of that Committee. Dr. B.L. Hooper presented "Art in Prosthetic Dentistry". 46 members attended.
1936
The 19th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln at the Lincoln Hotel on May 19 and May 20, 1936. The new President of the NDAA was Maxine Smith, Lincoln. Mary Haney, Omaha, was named the ADAA Chairman of the Committee on Clinics and Exhibits. Norma Edgar, Omaha, was also named to this committee. Presentations at the meeting included Dr. Rebecca Gibbons, from the University of Nebraska, on "Diet and Nutrition"; Augusta Taylor, Fremont, on "Voice Culture"; and Dr. Cecil Muller, Omaha, on "Child Psychology." Thirty-seven (37) members attended.
1935
The 18th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha at the Paxton Hotel on May 21 and 22, 1935. NDAA president for that year was Mary Haney, Omaha. ADAA officers from Nebraska included Aloise B. Clements, Omaha, Treasurer, and Mildred Stevenson, Lincoln, member of the ADAA Judicial Committee. Dr. H.N. Boyne, Omaha, presented "The Assistants' Duties Concerning the Welfare of the Patient." Twenty-five (25) members attended.
1934
The 17th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Lincoln at the Lindell Hotel on May 22 and 23, 1934. The President for that year was Mary Haney, Omaha. Aloise B. Clements, Omaha, was named ADAA treasurer and Ruth Morgan, Omaha, was appointed to the ADAA Legislative Committee. Dr. Roscoe Smith, from Lincoln General Hospital, presented an "Xray Clinic" Thirty (30) members attended.
1933
The 16th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held in Omaha at the Hotel Conant on May 17 and 18, 1933. Officers that year included Mildred Stevenson, Lincoln, as President and Mary Haney, Omaha, as First Vice-President. Aloise B. Clements, as 7th District Trustee to the ADAA, also attended. Dr. Arlo Dunn presented on "Radiology" and Dr. J.M. Prime presented on "General Laboratory Techniques." There were twenty-seven (27) members in attendance.
1932
On May 18, 1932, the 15th Annual Meeting of the NDAA was held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. Mildred Stevenson, Lincoln, is selected as President. Aloise B. Clements, Omaha, the 7th District Trustee to the ADAA, also attended. Dr. J.E. Thompson made a presentation on "Sore Feet make Sore Head." Forty (40) members attended.
1931
The 14th Annual Meeting was held in Omaha on May 19 and 20, 1931. Virginia Young, Valentine, continued as President. Other officers included Mildred Stevenson, Lincoln, First Vice-President; Pauline Stout, Aurora, Second Vice-President; Mildred Burcham, Lincoln, Secretary-Treasurer. The NDAA Board of Directors included Anna Wurm and Margaret Throckmortin, Lincoln; Louise Schultz and Aloise B. Clements, Omaha. Aloise Clements also attended the meeting as 7th District Trustee to the ADAA. Dr. P.T. Barber, Omaha, presented "Diet." Forty-nine(49) members attended.
1930
The 13th Annual Meeting was in Lincoln on May 20 and 21, 1930. Officers for that year were Virginia Young, Valentine, President; Bernice Rominger, Omaha, Vice-President; Margaret Throckmortin, Lincoln, Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. H.H. Waite from the University of Nebraska presented "Bacteriologty of the Mouth." Sixty-five (65) members attended.
1929
The 12th Annual Meeting was held in Omaha on May 21 and 22, 1929. Officers that year were Louise Schultz, President; Beulah Ager, Lincoln, Vice-President; Ruth Morgan, Omaha, Secretary-Treasurer. Attendees from the ADAA included Alois B. Clements, Omaha, 7th District Trustee, and Juliette A. Southard, New York, President of the ADAA. Dr. F. Blaine Robotham, Chicago, presented a paper on "Economics." Fifty-three (53) members attended.
1928
The 11th Annual Meeting was in Lincoln on May 21 and 22, 1928. Jessie Sturdevant, from Omaha, was named President. Aloise B. Clements, the ADAA 7th District Trustee from Omaha, also attended. Fifty-seven (57) members attended.
1927
On May 17th & 18th, 1927, the NDAA held its10th Annual Meeting was held at the Medical Arts Building in Omaha. Jessie Cook, President, presided over the meeting. Ruth Morgan from Omaha was named Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. C. F. Patton presented a program on "Setting Up Teeth." Thirty-six (36) members attended.
1926
The 9th Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln at the Lindell Hotel on May 18 and 19 of 1926. Officers elected at the meeting were Anna Wurm of Lincoln as President, Margaret Zurning of North Platte as Vice President, and Daisy Jones of Lincoln as Secretary-Treasurer. Aloise B. Clements was elected as the Delegate to the ADAA. Dr. H. H. Waite of Lincoln presented a lecture on sterilization. There were forty-one (41) members in attendance. These members voted on May 19 to affiliate the NDAA with the ADAA.
1925
The 8th Annual Meeting was held in Omaha at the Billings Auditorium on May 19 and 20, 1925. Officers elected for 1925-26 were Marie Finnegan of Omaha as President, Anna Wurm of Lincoln as Vice President, and Ann Riley of Omaha as Secretary-Treasurer. Aloise B. Clements presented a clinic on X-rays. There were thirty-three (33) members at the meeting.
Formation of the ADAA
A group of dental assistants met in Cleveland, on September 25, 1925, at the invitation of Juliette A. Southard and Dr. Henry Fowler of New York, to consider the advisability of organizing a National Association. New York was one of the first states to form state associations. (As far as anyone knows, Nebraska was the very first state to organize.) A committee was formed and the first meeting was held in Dallas in conjunction with the American Dental Association. Daisy Jones from Lincoln represented Nebraska. Juliette A. Southard was chosen as the first President of the newly-formed American Dental Assistants Association. The first organized meeting of the ADAA was held later in Louisville, KY.
1924
The 7th Annual Meeting came back to Lincoln at the Dental College on May 20 and 21, 1924. Officers elected that year were Louise Schultz of Omaha as President, Eva Burnham of Fremont as Vice President, and Daisy Jones of Lincoln as Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. F. W. Albrecht of Lincoln presented an Inlay Clinic. There were twenty-three (23) members attending in 1924.
1923
The 6th Annual Meeting was held in Omaha at the Fontenelle Hotel on May 15 and 16, 1923. Officers elected that year were Aloise B. Clements of Omaha as President, Blanche Jones of Hastings as Vice-President, and Della Felzien of Omaha as Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Lester Furnas of Cleveland, Ohio, presented a lecture on "Full Denture Work in the Laboratory." Nineteen (19) members attended.
1922
The 5th Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln at the Lindell Hotel on May 16 and 17, 1922. Daisy Jones of Lincoln was elected as President. A clinic was presented on "Investing and Casting Inlays" by May Morris of Kearney. Thirty (30) members attended this meeting.
1920-1921
No history available for Annual Meetings in 1920 and 1921
1918-1919
The first Annual Meeting was held in Lincoln on May 21 & 22, 1918. Forty-six (46) members attended. The members who attended that meeting decided to continue to meet at the same time and place as the Nebraska Dental Association. Elizabeth Mayo was elected as the first President. She served as President until May 1919 when Aloise B. Clements of Omaha was elected to succeed her. The Omaha Dental Assistants Society remembers Ms. Clements to this day by awarding the Aloise B. Clements Achievement to its members.
1917: THE BEGINNING
The Nebraska Dental Assistants Association can trace its roots back to 1917. While the United States was becoming involved in the First World War, dental assistants decided they needed to organize. The first organizational meeting of the Nebraska Dental Assistants Association was held in Hastings, on October 18, 1917, at the office of E.A. Thomas, D.D.S. Elizabeth Mayo of Gothenburg presided at this meeting.