The ADAA is the professional organization for dental assistants. It celebrates its 90th year in 2015. President Kimberly Bland, CDA. EFDA, MEd identifies its mission as advancing the careers of dental assistants and promoting the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing and professional activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public.
Dental Assistants perform highly technical skilled work under the supervision of dentists in a wide variety of tasks in the dental office, ranging from patient care to administrative duties to laboratory functions.