From The Office Of The President Wendy Wilson, RDA
Welcome Back to returning members and Welcome to new members!
I hope everyone enjoyed the fantastic weather we have had up until now.
My name is Wendy Wilson and I am your president for the next year for the Calgary Dental Assistants Association. I am a 43 year graduate of the Dental Assisting Program of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and have worked for the same dentist for 33 of those 43 years. I am the mother of three and the grandmother of a 3 ½ year old granddaughter.
As everyone knows in March, 2022 CADA informed all Alberta RDAs that we needed to obtain our own PLI coverage to comply with Bill 46; the Health Statues Amendment Act 2020 when we renew our membership by November 30,2022.
May thanks needs to go out to the AADA for the great job they have done in getting us access to the same PLI low group rate policy and coverage we have had in the past years. It is thru our support to our associations that changes like this have been advocated for and been made possible for each of us. This is only one benefit of the Tri-Level Membership.
This past Summer I was able to go to S.A.I.T. with Maeghan Heck for one of many School visits that happens over the year to introduce new dental assistants to the benefits of our Association. Young women and men that will need our guidance once they have graduated.
Our Association is also looking for volunteers to fill the following positions on our Executive: President-Elect, Newsletter Editor, School Advisory Rep, Social Media Rep, School Advisory Rep, DA Week Rep, and Dental Health Month Rep. If you are interested in being part of this year’s fun talk or send an e-mail to one of the Executive.
I want you to know that I am looking forward to meeting and working with each of you over this next year. If you any suggestions of what you would like to see presented, do not hesitate to contact us. Also, I hope to see you on MONDAY, OCTOBER 17th at 6:30 p.m. for our Budget / Awards Night at our new meeting location at:Patterson Dental at 4152 – 27th Street N.E.
Wendy Wilson CDAA President
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