ADAA, DANB announce scholarship winners

The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) have announced the winners of the groups' scholarship awards.

The newly launched scholarship program helps dental assistants with their professional development, according to the organizations.

The scholarship committee looked for dental assistants who demonstrated a strong commitment to career growth and lifelong learning in the profession.

The awards ceremony was held October 31 at the 2013 ADAA's annual meeting in New Orleans, held in conjunction with the ADA meeting. This year's winners are listed below:

  • Theresa Anderson of Wentzville, MO, who will use her scholarship to earn a DANB certification and an ADAA fellowship
  • Brittany Ashenfelter, CDA, of Indianapolis, IN, who will use her scholarship for a master's degree in clinical research administration
  • Nicole Calderone of Hemet, CA, who is pursuing the California's Registered Dental Assistant in Expanded Functions II program
  • Fanice Jean-Baptisteof Lynn, MA, who plans to earn DANB's Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification and will use the money for exam fees
  • Maria Urita, CDA, of Joppa, MD, who will use her scholarship to earn DANB's Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant certification

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