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Flu season is upon us …

Your patient is sneezing and coughing. A coworker is complaining of feeling "dead tired," has a headache, cough, and feels hot. Exactly how should dental offices deal with these situations? Public health leaders in most countries continue to launch full efforts educating people to recognize and control the spread of respiratory infections. Dental assistants play a vital role in strategies to keep respiratory illness out of the dental office.

Dental healthcare workers will undoubtedly be exposed to seasonal strains of influenza. Every dental team member must take necessary precautions to avoid illness, maintain a safe office environment for both the dental team and its patients, and keep current on new strains of influenza and other respiratory illnesses. Dental offices should implement a program for screening patients for aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD). Understanding the risks and how to deal with them can avoid panic, illness and even death.

Learn more with the ADAA Course:
1318-Influenza Facts and the Healthcare Worker and earn 2 CE credits at the same time. Free online for ADAA members and only $30 for nonmembers. Join today and have access to the full ADAA CE Course library for free. Click here see a preview of the course.



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GREAT NEWS for NDAA Members!!

Online Educational Opportunities Update

As a paying members of the ADAA can access the entire library of continuing education on-line at no cost and test grading fees are free too!!!!

It is easy to log in order! The education is available almost immediately!!

They keep track for you too!!

As a Nebraska Dental Assistants Assocaition Member you have thsi great benefit. Take FULL advantage!!




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Nebraska Oral Health State Plan was the topic at a series of Town Hall Meetings held by DHHS.

We are following this topic very closely. Please view the summary by clicking the following link:

Oral Health State Plan Summary

Nebraska Oral Health State Plan Draft, September 7, 2011 can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Nebraska Oral Health State Plan Draft

After viewing the plan please given them your opinion on this plan by clicking on the link within the DHHS website to complete a survey.

FEED BACK!!! The DHHS is looking for feedback on the plan. Please take the survey!!



September 30, 2011
Dr. John Ahlschwede and Dr. Terry Wilwerding

The NDAA Congratulates Dr. John Ahlschwede, of Central City, NE in his retirement from the Nebraska Board of Dentistry.
In recognition of his years of service to the citizens of Nebraska, The Nebraska Board of Dentistry Chairperson Dr. Terry Wilwerding presented Dr. Ahlschwede a certificate of Membership into the Nebraska Admirals Association.

Here we go!!!

Welcome to the new NDAA website!!
Our goal is for this to be a tool to keep in touch with members and relay information on a local, state and national level!!
Please email President Cronick or I with any questions, ideas or concerns you have!
Jill Day
4:04 pm cdt 


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The Nebraska Dental Assistants Association (NDAA) represents Dental Assistants throughout the state.
We provide support, education, and a wide range of services to the new assistant as well as the veteran assistant, the dental community, and the public. 


"I solemnly pledge that in the practice of my profession, I will always be loyal to the welfare of the patients who come under my care, and to the interest of the practitioner whom I serve. I will be just and generous to the members of my profession, aiding them and lending them encouragement; to be loyal, to be just, to be studious. I hereby pledge to devote my best energies to the services of humanity in that relationship of life to which I consecrated myself when I elected to become a dental assistant."
-- Author unknown


"As a professional dental assistant, I will promote the advancement of the careers of dental assistants and the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing and professional activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental healthcare to the public."
-- American Dental Assistants Association

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