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|Mission||To advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote the dental assisting profession activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public.|
|Objectives||The Association's objectives are to SHARE in the responsibility for quality Dental Health Care delivery to all, to ADVANCE the practice of Dental Assisting toward the highest standards of performance obtainable by supporting and encouraging formal education and PROVIDING quality continuing education, to SUPPORT educationally-based national and/or state credentialing for the Dental Assisting profession and to COMMUNICATE effectively with all members of health related professions.|
|Pledge||I solemnly pledge that, in the practice of my profession, I will always be loyal to the patients who come under my care, and to the interest of the practitioner whom I serve. I will be just and generous with members of my profession, aiding them with encouragement to be loyal, to be just, to be studious. I hereby pledge to devote my best energies to the service of humanity in the relationship of life to which I consecrated myself when I elected to become a Dental Assistant.|
To be loyal to my employer, my call and myself;
To develop initiative...having the courage to assume responsibility, the imatination to create ideas and develop them.
To be prepared to visualize; take advantage of and fulfill the opportunities of my calling;
To be a co-worker...creating the spirit of cooperation and friendship, rather than of fault-finding and criticism.
To be enthusiastic, for therein lies my easiest way to accomplishment.
To be generous, not alone of my means but of my praise and time.
To be tolerant with my associates, for at times, I too, make mistakes.
To be friendly, realizing that friendship bestows and receives happiness.
To be respectful of the other person's viewpoint and condition.
To be systematic, believing that systems makes for efficiency.
To know the value of time for both my employer and myself.
To safeguard my health, for good health is necessary for the achievement of a successful career.
To be tactful...always doing the right thing at the right time.
To be courteous...for this is a badge of good breeding.
To walk on the sunny side of the sreeet, seeing the beautiful things in life.
To keep smiling always.