Allied Dental Team Membership/Courses
The MDA is adding hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, and dental office staff members to membership base as 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
• Quarterly printed newsletter
• 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
2020 Allied Dental Team Course Schedule
March 20 - Smart Tax Strategies for the Dental Practice and Its Owner - CANCELLED
June 12 - Mandated Reporter Training *CE CREDIT AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE
Presenter: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program
Dental professionals are classified as “mandated reporters” in Maine, and this training is required at least every 4 years.
Topics will include:
1. Understanding your role as a mandated reporter
2. Learning to recognize indicators of abuse and neglect
3. When, where, and how to make a report
September 25 - Marijuana and Substance Use in the Dental Practice
Presenter: Michael Malloy - The Malloy Firm
The evolving role of marijuana and other substances in today’s dental practice will be discussed. The presentation will cover the state of the law on medical and adult use of marijuana in Maine, and its impact on dental practices from both a clinical, as well as an employer’s perspective. Other substance abuse issues in the workplace will be highlighted, as well as the rights and responsibilities of dentists and practice managers to respond to substance use issues by patients and staff. Attendees will receive suggested policy language for their practices.
November 20 - Hot Topics in Dental Assisting
The cost for each course is $30 for Allied Dental Team members, $60 for non-Allied Dental Team members, and $100 for MDA member dentists. All courses will be at the MDA Office, 29 Association Drive, Manchester, ME, from 9:00 to 11:00 am. The number of those who can attend is limited.
You can find a 2020 Allied Dental Team course registration form HERE.