President's Message

January 2024 

Dear CDAA Members,

Happy New Year! I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits as we embark on the journey that is 2024. Reflecting on the past year, 2023 was undoubtedly a bustling period for our local societies, with numerous enriching continuing education courses. Our state also played host to two regional meetings, one in the north and another in the south, offering valuable opportunities for connection and collaboration.

I am thrilled to share that our dedicated CDAA/CADAT conference team has been hard at work, meticulously planning the upcoming CDAA/CADAT Annual Conference. Mark your calendars for April 19-20, 2024, as we gather in Burlingame, CA. Every detail has been fine-tuned to ensure a memorable and enriching experience for all attendees. If you haven’t already, seize the moment and secure your spot by registering today at Conference Registration. Remember, space is limited, so act swiftly.

In the backdrop of our successful endeavors in 2023, the Government Relations committee worked tirelessly to uphold the respect and integrity of our dental assisting profession. Their commitment was evident in their active participation in Dental Board meetings and CDA meetings, advocating for our collective interests.

As we step into 2024, our commitment remains unwavering. We pledge to inspire and empower our dental assisting community by providing timely information on any proposed regulation changes, offering engaging continuing education courses featuring esteemed speakers, and extending mentorship to those seeking guidance in their professional journey.

I eagerly anticipate the pleasure of meeting each one of you at our Annual Conference. It is not just an event; it’s a celebration of our shared passion and commitment to excellence in dental assisting.

Wishing you a prosperous and fulfilling New Year!

Warm regards,

Zeña Delling, CDA, RDA

“To advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote 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.”