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NEBRASKA DENTAL ASSISTANTS ASSOCIATION

 

A Message From Your President

Dear NDAA members, students and guests:

On behalf of the Nebraska Dental Assistants Association, I would like to WELCOME you to the 2019 Annual Session at the Cornhusker Mar-riott in Lincoln, Nebraska! Once again, we have a great lineup of speakers for our meeting. Our Thursday meeting will include continuing education on "HPV and Oral Cancers", "Ethics round table" discussion, and ending the day with "Breaking Down Communication Barriers with Patients that are Deaf or Hard of Hearing". Our Friday meeting will fo-cused on supporting education required for both our DANB and LDA credentials: "Bloodborne Pathogens" and "Infection Control".

I would also like to thank our amazing Executive Board for their commit-ment to our Associations continued success this year! Without each and every board representa-tive, and all of our members (life, active and student), we would not be the passionate asso-ciation that we are today….we are in the middle of making the changes in our Profession of Dental Assisting, become a reality for many dental assistants in our state. These valuable chang-es will allow dental assistant to provide a service/s to patients at the same standard of care of any other dental professional, while offering advancement or a career ladder within the field of Dental Assisting. Becoming a Licensed Professional in our state has been quite the journey for us, I look forward to future growth, and yes, I still BELIEVE!

Thank you for allowing me to serve as our NDAA President this year!

Best,

Crystal Stuhr

Crystal Stuhr, CDA, BS, LDA

NDAA President 2018-2019

P/S: Come early…."ROLLS AND COFFEE" will be available to all who are attending the meeting!

 

March 2019

NDAA Annual Meeting Agenda 2019

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

333 S 13th St,.

Lincoln, NE

Sponsored by: Dental Designs and Patterson Dental

Thursday - April 11

7:00 to 8:00am Registration/Breakfast

8:00 to 9:50am "HPV and Oral Cancers" (2 CEU’s)

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Coughlin

(Room: TBA)

10:00 to 11:30am House of Delegates and Installation of Officers

(Room: TBA)

11:45 to 1:00 pm Luncheon and Awards

(Room: TBA)

1:00 to 2:30 pm Ethics round tables (1.5 CEU)

(Room: TBA)

2:30 to 4:30 pm "Breaking Down Communication Barriers with Patients Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing" (2 CEU’s)

Speaker: Kim Davis (Room: TBA)

Past President’s TBA

 

Friday - April 12

7:30 to 8:30am Registration/Breakfast

8:30 to 9:30am "Blood Bourne Pathogens" (1 CEU)

Speaker: Teri Fitzgerald

(Room: TBA)

9:45 to 11:45am "Oral health from the infection control perspective" (1 CEU)

"Oral care and the risk of getting serious pneumonia from aspiration" (1 CEU)

Speaker: Peggy Luebbert (Room: TBA)

12:00 to 3:00 pm Post Board (Room: TBA)

**Exhibitor booths (1 CEU)

 

NDAA Officer Nominations

The Nominating Committee submits the following slate of officers and their qualifications for election to the 2019-2020 Ne-braska Dental Assistants Association Board:

President: Angel Dean

President-Elect: Shannon Roen

Vice-President: Renae Zarybnicky

Secretary: Brittany Walters

Treasurer: Delores Heyen

Board Members: Emily Nordstrom, Shannon Tschirren, Kris Vacha, Marie Desmarais

Advisory Board: Crystal Stuhr, Amanda Skuban, Cindy Cronick

 

The qualifications of each nominee follow:

Angel Dean, CDA, BS, LDA

I, Angel Dean, accept the nomination for the office of President. Qualifications: Member of NDAA/LDAS for 6 years, and a dental assistant for 11 years. Have attended 9 NDAA Annual Sessions and served as a delegate 6 times. Have served as Secretary and currently as President Elect of the NDAA, and Secretary and President of the LDAS. Have served as chair of several LDAS Committees.

Shannon Roen, CDA, BS, MS

I, Shannon Roen, accept the nomination for the office of President Elect. Qualifications: Member of NDAA/ODAS for 4 years, and a dental assistant for 28 years. Have attended 7 NDAA Annual Sessions and served as a delegate 4 times. Currently serving as NDAA Vice President and have served on ODAS Nominating Committee.

Renae Zarybnicky, CDA, BS, LDA

I, Renae Zarbynicky, accept the nomination for the office of Vice President. Qualifications: Member of NDAA/ADAA for 2 years, and a dental assistant for 8 years. Have attended 4 NDAA Annual Sessions, serving as a delegate 2 times. Currently serving as NDAA as Board Member and as LDAS Vice President. Have chaired several NDAA committees.

Brittany Walters, CDA, BS, LDA

I. Brittany Walters, accept the nomination for the office of Secretary. Qualifications: Member of NDAA/ADAA 13 years, and a dental assistant for 13 years. Have attended 3 NDAA Annual Sessions, serving as a delegate 3 times. Currently serving as Secretary for NDAA, and LDAS President. Have served as chair on several NDAA committees.

Delores Heyen, CDA

I, Delores Heyen, accept the nomination for the office of Treasurer. Qualifications: Member of NDAA/ADAA and a dental as-sistant for 43 years. Have attended numerous NDAA Annual Sessions, serving as a delegate numerous times. Have attend-ed 4 ADAA Annual Sessions, serving as a delegate 4 times. Have served in every office in the MSDAS and every office ex-cept VP in the NDAA. Currently serving as NDAA Treasurer. Have served on numerous committees in both MSDAS and NDAA.

Emily Nordstrom, CDA

I, Emily Nordstrom, accept the nomination for the office of Board Member. Qualifications: Member of NDAA/ADAA and a dental assistant for 12 years. Have attended 11 NDAA Annual Sessions, serving as a delegate numerous times. Currently serving as NDAA Board Mem-ber and for ODAS as Board Member, President Elect, and President. Have served as chair of numerous committees in both organiza-tions.

Shannon Tschirren, CDA

I, Shannon Tschirren, accept the nomination for the office of Board Member. Qualifications: Member of NDAA/ADAA for 12 years, and a dental assistant for 12 years. Have attended 11 NDAA Annual Sessions, serving as a delegate 6 times. Currently serving as a Board member on NDAA. Have served as Vice President and President for ODAS and chaired several committees.

 

Kris Vacha. CDA, BS, AAS, LDA

I, Kris Vacha, accept the nomination for the office of Board Member. Qualifications: Member of the NDAA/ADAA for 3 years and a dental assistant for 18 years. Have attended 2 NDAA Annual Session serving as a delegate 2 times. Currently serving as Newsletter Chair for NDAA and Board Member for ODAS.

 

Marie Desmarais, CDA, BS, LDA

I, Marie Desmarais, accept the nomination for the office of Board Member. Qualifications: Member of NDAA/ADAA and a dental assistant for 49 years. Have attended numerous NDAA Annual Sessions, serving as a delegate numerous times. Have attended 4 ADAA Annual Sessions, serving as a delegate 2 times. Have served in every office in the MSDAS and every office except Treasurer for NDAA. Have served on numerous committees in both MSDAS and NDAA.

Advisory Committee members qualify via being a Past President of NDAA.

 

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AWARDS

Floyd Paynter Essay Trophy It was presented to the Association in 1956. It may be awarded annually to the member who has been a member of the ADAA/NDAA for at least one (1) year and who submits the best essay, meeting the following criteria: [1] Essay must be an original work, 500-1000 words in length. [2] Essay must be typewrit-ten or word processed, double-spaced on one side of the paper only. [3] Bibliography must be included with the essay. [4] Essay must be sub-mitted to the NDAA Awards Committee Chairman seven (7) calen-dar days prior to the Annual Session. Essays will be judged on: [1] Ap-pro-priateness of subject matter. [2] Correct grammar. [3} Clarity of thought. [4] Professional interest. The recipient will hold the trophy for a period of one (1) year, and should be engraved with the recipi-ent’s name.

Aloise B. Clements Trophy for Achievement (a.k.a.) Achieve-ment Award. It was given to the Association in 1937 by Mr. Joe Rat-ner in memory of Aloise B. Clements. It may be presented to a mem-ber who has provided outstanding service to the Association. Nomina-tions shall be presented to the Awards Committee Chairman. The re-cipient will hold the trophy for a period of one (1) year. It should be engraved with the recipient’s name.

Dr. Cecil Mueller Loyalty Trophy It may be awarded to the member in attendance at the Annual Session who presents verification of the longest pe-riod of continuous employment with one dentist/employer. The applicants must submit a statement that includes: [1] Initial date of employment. [2] Verification of at least five (5) years of membership in the American Dental Assistants Association and the Nebraska Dental Assistants Association. [3] Verification of the dentist/employer. [4] Signature of the President of the NDAA.

Nominations shall be presented to the Awards Committee Chairman prior to the Pre-Board Meeting for consideration. The recipient will hold the trophy for a period of one (1) year. It should be engraved with the recipient’s name.

Newsletter chairman:

Kris Vacha

15218 Borman ST.

Omaha, NE 68138

(402)201-4040

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Student Award

R.E. Dooley Essay Award Trophy, presented by Lettie Johnson to NDAA in 1970. Each Dental Assisting School will be notified in January of the awards requirements and the plaque will be pre-sented at the NDAA Annual Session. In 2000, the original plaque was modified to become a sepa-rate plaque for each Dental Assisting Program (Mid-Plains, Central, Southeast, and Metropolitan). The name of the award winning student essayist shall be engraved on a bronze plate to be mount-ed on the plaque of the winner’s school. The contest is open to all student members of the NDAA. [1] Essays are to be original works of the student, 500-1000 words in length. [2] Essays are to be typewritten or word processed on one side of the page only. [3] Bibliography must be included with the essay. [4] Essays must be submitted to the NDAA Awards Committee seven (7) days prior to the Annual Session. Essays will be judged on:

Subject matter, Grammar, Spelling, Clarity of thought, and Professional Interest. Each school may submit three (3) of their best essays. The winning essay award is $25.00 cash.

Essay may not be material that was prepared for another purpose. [1] Proof reading, assisting in typing, etc. is not allowed by in-structors of students submitting an essay. [2] Essays received be-yond the accepted date will not be considered. [3] Essays become the property of the Association and will not be returned. [4] Prior to judging the essays, each should be numbered by a non-committee member to keep the identity of the school and student unknown. All evidence of stu-dent/school name should be covered. A ranking order may be devised for scoring (i.e. scale of 1-10). The highest total scores are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

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