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Announcing a benefit for ADAA Members ONLY!

It is our pleasure to introduce to ADAA Active members a new benefit of your membership. 

Are you a speaker or presenter of a dental-related topic? Are you an active member of the American Dental Assistants Association? If so, you may now be a part of our ADAA Speakers Directory Network!

The ADAA is always getting questions from different factions of the dental community concerning dental professionals who take the podium professionally to lecture and are key opinion leaders in the field of dentistry, specifically dental assisting.

Througout the country, meeting planners, administrators, and educators seek timely information on who to contact when a voice is needed to speak on a variety of topics concerning the dental profession.  We can help you be just that person when you join our Speakers Directory Network at no charge to you.  This is available to ADAA's Active Members only!

We will list your contact information, areas of expertise, and recent speaking engagements in the ADAA Speakers Directory Network.  This information will be open to all ADAA members, as well as the general public, via ADAA's website.  Let us help you get your qualifications into the hands of these decision makers.

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The Council on Education of the American Dental Assistants Association is proud to introduce you to the crème de la crème of dental assistant speakers.

Each one of these dental assistants is a member of the ADAA and have unique messages that are relevant to dental assistants across the country. Their messages come from years of actual experience from the trenches as clinical and business assistants in dental practices.

Their topics include clinical skills, practice management, infection control, HIPAA and communication styles........to name a few.  You will find topics presented as lecture, workshop, or a combination of both.

Read on - there is sure to be the perfect speaker to fit your needs.

The ADAA has an obligation to disseminate knowledge in the field of dental assisting. The listing of speakers and topics listed in this directory does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particluar philosophy, product or techinque by the American Dental Assistants Association.

 Lois Banta Anna Brubaker Leslie Canham
Denise Ciardello Sheila Clancy Ann-Marie DePalma
Sharon Dickinson Debra Engelhart-Nash Ellen Gambardella
Lori Garland-Parker  Theresa Groody  Niki Henson
Jennifer Ireland Jan Keller Sonja Lauren
Mary Muhammed Rhonda Savage  Terri J. Soules
  Lynn Whalen Jessica Wilson  

 


 
 
 
 

Lois J. Banta
ADAA Members Since: 08/11

Years of work experience in dentistry: 37

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Administrative Dental Assistant
Professional Speaker
Office Manager

Years of experience as a public speaker: 14

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Anna Brubaker
ADAA Members Since: 06/12

Years of work experience in dentistry: 35

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Administrative Dental Assistant
Educator
Office Manager
Professional Speaker

Credentials held: Certificate(s) of completion: ADT Laser Category II; Fortune Practice Management Session I and II, and PTI; Life Mastery and Success Formula; Esthetic Continuum; JP Consultants Periodontics Program; Simplified Approach to Today’s Periodontics by Dr. Tim Donley; Macarrio’s Dental MBA; Schuster’s Center for Professional Development.

Years of experience as a public speaker: 4

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Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA
ADAA Members Since: 02/07

Years of work experience in dentistry: 38

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Administrative Dental Assistant
Educator
Office Manager
Professional Speaker

Credentials held: CDA, RDA

Years of experience as a public speaker: 10

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Denise Ciardello
ADAA Members Since: 12/10

Years of work experience in dentistry: 13

Roles held:
Administrative Dental Assistant
Educator
Office Manager
Professional Speaker

Credentials held: Certified Dentix & Easy Dental Trainer, Consultant for Benk Ericksen & Assoc.

Years of experience as a public speaker: 1

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Sheila A. Clancy, CDA, MBA
ADAA Members Since: 06/92

Years of work experience in dentistry: 42

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Administrative Dental Assistant
Professional Speaker
Office Administrator
Practice Management Consultant

Credentials held: CDA, MBA

Years of experience as a public speaker: 19

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Ann-Marie DePalma
ADAA Members Since: 08/11

Years of work experience in dentistry: 34

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Administrative Dental Assistant
Educator
Office Manager
RDH
Professional Speaker

Years of experience as a public speaker: 20

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Sharon Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA, RDA
ADAA Members Since: 01/74-Life Member

Years of work experience in dentistry: 41

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Administrative Dental Assistant
Educator
Office Manager
Professional Speaker
Consultant

Credentials held: CDA, CDPMA, RDA, Federally Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer

Years of experience as a public speaker: 28

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Ellen Gambardella, CDA, M.Ed
ADAA Members Since: 03/96

Years of work experience in dentistry: 38

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Educator
Professional Speaker

Credentials held: CDA, M.Ed

Years of experience as a public speaker: 17

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Debra Engelhart-Nash, BFA
ADAA Members Since: 01/01

Years of work experience in dentistry: 33

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Educator
Office Manager
Professional Speaker
Consultant

Credentials held: BFA

Years of experience as a public speaker: 27

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Lori Garland-Parker, B.S., MAOM, RDAEF, CDA, COA
ADAA Members Since: 05/86-Life Member

Years of work experience in dentistry: 36

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Administrative Dental Assistant
Educator
Professional Speaker
Consultant

Credentials held: RDAEF, CDA, COA, Bachelors in Business, Masters in Organizational Management

Years of experience as a public speaker: 20

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Theresa A. Groody, M.Ed., CDA, EFDA
ADAA Members Since: 01/11

Years of work experience in dentistry: 31

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Educator
Professional Speaker

Credentials held: CDA, EFDA

Years of experience as a public speaker: 20

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Niki Henson, RDA
ADAA Members Since: 01/05

Years of work experience in dentistry: 19

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Administrative Dental Assistant
Educator
Professional Speaker

Credentials held: RDA

Years of experience as a public speaker: 7

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Jennifer N. Ireland, BS, RDA, CDA
ADAA Members Since: 01/05

Years of work experience in dentistry: 13

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Professional Speaker
Clinical Manager
Training Education Developer
Clinical Copywriter

Credentials held: Bachelor of Science, RDA, CDA

Years of experience as a public speaker: 2


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Jan Keller
ADAA Members Since: 06/05

Years of work experience in dentistry: 30+

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Administrative Dental Assistant
Practice Manager
Professional Speaker

Years of experience as a public speaker: 5

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Sonja Lauren
ADAA Members Since: 06/10

Years of work experience in dentistry: 6

Roles held:
Educator
Office Manager
Professional Speaker

Years of experience as a public speaker: 7.5

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Mary Muhammad
ADAA Members Since: 09/08

Years of work experience in dentistry: 12

Roles held:
Clinical DA
Educator
Professional Speaker

Years of experience as a public speaker: 2

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Rhonda Savage, DDS
ADAA Members Since: 06/10

Years of work experience in dentistry: 27

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Administrative Dental Assistant
Educator
Office Manager
DDS/DMD
Professional Speaker

Credentials held: DDS

Years of experience as a public speaker: 10

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Terri J. Soules, RDA
ADAA Members Since: 06/92

Years of work experience in dentistry: 26

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant
Professional Speaker

Credentials held: RDA, OSHA Outreach Trainer

Years of experience as a public speaker: 5

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Lynn A. Whalen
ADAA Members Since: 10/95

Years of work experience in dentistry: 14

Roles held:
Clinical Dental Assistant

Credentials held: CDA, CDD

Years of experience as a public speaker: 1

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Jessica Wilson
ADAA Members Since: 03/13

Years of work experience in dentistry: 8.5

Roles held:
Educator
Professional Speaker
Manufacturer/Sales Rep

Credentials held: Certified Dental Public Health

Years of experience as a public speaker: 4

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