President’s Message

September 2021



I hope that as summer comes to an end, you are doing well. As I write this the Covid crisis has continued and the Delta variant is now present. Please continue to stay safe, there is only one you and you need to be healthy.


Are you a member in Orange County? I’m excited to announce that Orange County has worked hard to become an active local for you. Orange County residents please look out for correspondence about upcoming events, or reach out to Susie Salazar, the director of Orange County at I’m looking forward to the amazing events they have planned!


A friendly reminder that we will be attending the CDA San Francisco meeting with a membership booth. Please stop by September 9-11 and meet your representatives. Bring your coworkers and fellow dental assistants.


Also, as I mentioned before: if you are interested in being part of CDAA/ADAA’s decision making process, we are currently seeking delegates for the ADAA Annual Session.  It’s a virtual meeting being held October 23 and October 24th. We have a few openings left for you to be part of the process of YOUR organization.


Thank you for your continued commitment to our patients and our career.


Here to help,

Kelly Lennier Thomas, CDA, CDPMA, RDA, MADAA

“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.”