Hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, and office staff are welcome to become allied dental team members! We feel that our association can only become stronger by including all dental professionals, and we are excited about what we have to offer allied dental team members.

A MDA allied dental team member is defined as “a licensed dental hygienist in good standing in the state of Maine, a dental assistant, a dental laboratory technician, or a dental administrative staff person working or residing in Maine.”

Among the benefits of becoming a MDA allied dental member:
• Quarterly lectures - topics specific to allied dental team members
• An e-newsletter specifically for allied dental team members
• MDA News - Quarterly printed newsletter
• Allied Dental Team/continuing education course discounts
• Access to endorsed services/product discounts
• And more!

The annual fee to be an allied dental team member is $50, with a membership cycle from January 1 to December 31. You can find an application HERE.

Allied Dental Team 2022 Course Schedule

Friday, September 23, 9 to 11 am - You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention: How to Integrate HPV Vaccination Awareness and Education into Your Dental Practice (THIS COURSE WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM - 2 CE CREDITS AVAILABLE)

Presenter: Jessica Reed, MSN, GNP-BC, Maine Medical Association Center for Quality Improvement

All members of the dental team are welcome

The first hour of this course will be learning about the HPV virus and HPV vaccination. The second hour will explore evidence-based strategies to increase HPV vaccination awareness and education with the adolescents, parents, and the communities you serve. 

The HPV virus is thought to cause 70 percent of oropharyngeal cancers in the United States, which are preventable with the HPV vaccine. The incidence of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer has now surpassed cervical cancer in incidence. Dental professionals can have a critical role in providing HPV vaccination education and promoting the HPV vaccine as cancer prevention. Patient and parent HPV vaccination educational resources will be reviewed and links to these resources will be shared.

Friday, November 18, 9 to 11 am - 
The Invaluable Assistant-Understanding Factors That Contribute to the Success of Direct Restorative Procedures (THIS COURSE WILL BE AT THE MDA OFFICE, 29 ASSOCIATION DRIVE, MANCHESTER, ME - 2 CE CREDITS AVAILABLE)

Presenter: Amanda Willette, CDA, EFDA, M.S.Ed

Target Audience: Dental Assistants and Expanded Function Dental Assistants

Finally! The last patient of the day and of the workweek. You allow your thoughts to drift to upcoming weekend plans as you assist for what feels like the millionth-class II composite of the week. You’re able to anticipate your doc’s every need then suddenly, they ask you for that one material you know is hidden deep within all the materials they picked up at the last convention they attended. Sigh. Why does doc do that? They are adamant they need it for this specific procedure. You are convinced they are just calling you out for letting your guard down. There are a multitude of factors that contribute to the overall success of direct restorative procedures, including material selection, proper mixing techniques, effective moisture control, and material placement. This course will review these factors and better prepare dental assistants for anticipating the needs of the doctor that extend beyond the mundane restoration.   

An Allied Dental Team course registration form can be found HERE. Go HERE to register online.