A national professional association since 1924, with 14 Districts and 14 trustees. Providing guidance and education for America's Dental Assistant, the Board of Trustees is the managing body of the Association, vested with the power to conduct all business of the Association.
Professional or Life members shall be eligible to serve as an officer. The President and President‐Elect must have served at least: two (2) years as an ADAA State District Trustee or ADAA elected officer; or at least three (3) of the past five (5) years as a member of an ADAA Council or Committee and one (1) full term year as president of a State Association. The Vice President and Secretary shall have served as a member of an ADAA committee or council and as an officer of a State Association.
A State District Trustee shall be a legal resident of the district which he/she represents. A State District Trustee shall be a professional or life member and shall have served as a member of an ADAA committee or council or as an officer of a State Association.
The Federal Services District Trustee should be the senior ranking enlisted member, and will represent ADAA members from their respective United States Federal Services membership classification.
The Student District Trustee shall be an ADAA member in good standing, and has graduated from or who will graduate from a dental assisting program of at least 700 hours within 12 months of the application deadline date.
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ADAA is now accepting nominations for the following positions:
- President Elect
- Vice President
- 2nd District Trustee
- 3rd District Trustee
- 6th District Trustee
- 9th District Trustee
- Student Trustee
Nomination forms for officers and district trustees can be downloaded here.
The nomination form for student trustee can be downloaded here.
All nomination forms are due by August 5, 2021.
For more information on the duties of each position, please review the ADAA Manual of Procedures.