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Certificate of Appreciation

This award is presented to an Individual or local that, in the opinion of the current NBDAA President, and awards committee is deserving of special recognition for their contribution to the advancement of the Provincial Association and the profession of dental assisting.

 

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It is with great pleasure that the NBDAA acknowledges

 

Oulton College Dental Education Centre as a recipient of the NBDAA Certificate of Appreciation Award for the use of their facility free of charge as well as serving as a role model for our profession.

 

It is with great pleasure that the NBDAA acknowledges Dr. John McManaman and his team as a recipient of the NBDAA Certificate of Appreciation Award for the use of his facility free of charge as well as their continued support for our  profession.

 

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It is with great pleasure that the NBDAA acknowledges Dr Jean-Guy Violette (Fredericton Dental Centre) and his team as a recipient of the NBDAA Certificate of Appreciation Award for the use of his facility free of charge as well as their continued support for our profession.

 

It is with great pleasure that the NBDAA acknowledges Dr Michel Martinand his team as a recipient of the NBDAA Certificate of Appreciation Award for the use of his facility free of charge as well as their continued support for our profession.

 
  A sincere heartfelt thank you to all our recipients for the support and recognition
of Dental Assistants in your area.

 
Spirit Award:

This award is presented to a member that in the opinion of the "Awards Committee" and or the President is deserving of special recognition for their outstanding positive attitude towards the dental assisting profession by providing new ideas or suggestions and their personal involvement locally or provincially.

It is with great pleasure that the NBDAA acknowledges the following recipients of the Spirit award:

 

1- Denise Ferron Mazerolle (Shippigan)-  Denise has been an excellent dental assistant for over 30 years in the same practice.  She has a contagious laugh and is always positive in all her dealings.  She shares her experience and talents freely with her coworkers and patients.

 

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2- Roxanna Hayes ( Dr. Don Joyce  , Moncton)-  Roxanna’s 44 years of experience paid off in a huge way this past year.  She was able to adapt to several techniques and dentist’s ways as her employer was ill and their practice was kept going by other dentists filling in to keep the doors open and provide service to their patients.  Roxanna adapted each day to someone new as well as kept an outstanding attitude through all of this and helped the patients feel at ease.  Way to go Roxanna!

 

3- Marie-Lise Doucet (Dr. Don Dempsey- Miramichi)-   Marie-Lise treats her patients and coworkers like close friends and family.  She relaxes all of those around her with her positive and supportive attitude and takes pride in her work which is always of highest quality.
  

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4.  Paula Walton (Dr. Ian Giberson- Florencville)-  Paula has demonstrated professionalism in the same office for more than 22 years.  She relates well to the patients and the rest of the staff. She is very bright and is extremely positive daily.  She is an exceptional person and a real pleasure to have on staff and work alongside. 

 

  

Student Awards

This award is presented to a student that, in the opinion of the "Awards Committee" and or the President in conjunction with our provincial Dental Assisting Educators (NB & PE), is deserving of special recognition.

 

It is with great pleasure that NBDAA acknowledges the following student:

 

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It is with great pleasure that Oulton College nominates Genevieve Godin as the recipient of the NBDAA student recognition award. Genevieve is not only a strong student academically, but also exhibits great teamwork, leadership ability and clinical competence. She is always the first to be in clinic preparing for her clinical skills and is often found assisting others in reaching their potential.  Her infectious smile and sense of humour will be an asset to any dental practice. Genevieve is a true representation of a professional Dental Assistant, showing kindness and concern to both colleagues and clients alike.

 

CONGRATULATIONS GENEVIEVE!  WELCOME TO THE PROFESSION!

 
 

Helping Hand Award:


This award is presented to a dental assistant that is always working in the background ready with a helping hand.  He\she is the one that you know if you need help, they will be ready, willing and able.     

 

It is with great pleasure that the NBDAA acknowledges the following recipients of this award:

 

1- Rachel Daigle (Dr. David Petrie, Baie St. Anne)  Rachel is always available for anything without question, she basically runs the clinic on her own, takes initiative, sees tasks that require attention and attends to them quickly and is forward thinking  obtaining knowledge in all aspects of her job and dentistry.

 

 

2- Cathy Sealy (Dr. Don Dempsey, Miramchi)-  Cathy always volunteers to do any and every task within the office, even if it involves staying late or coming in early or on a day off. She is sincere and always has a positive attitude.


The Certificate of Merit Award:

This award is presented to a dental assistant for special service to the NBDAA at any level of the organization. In general, it recognizes either an outstanding contribution in a given year or outstanding service over a number of years.  Nominees need not have served on the Board of Directors, but have through their actions worked to promote the provincial association, advanced our goals, supported our objectives and exemplified the mission, vision and values of the organization.

 

1- Rose-Lynn Bourque (Dr. Leo-Paul Richard, Shediac) - Rose-Lynn is very efficient in management and purchases.  She helps to ensure that the day goes smoothly in the office and is always willing to help out in any area necessary of the practice. She is involved in giving back to her community and many charitable organizations.

 

2- Theresa Smallwood (Dr. Brian Matchett, Mirimachi) -  I recommend Theresa without reservation for this award.  After serving this profession for over 45 years she is the quintessential dental assistant.  She is “old school” in her work ethic, and is a rare find for dentistry and any workforce these days.  She has over these many years demonstrated exceptional work ethic, dedication to her job and supreme support for her employer and the practice. She has a great personality and is liked by all and highly regarded and respected by patient and coworkers alike.  Her employer says “perhaps after all these years she should be elevated to sainthood”. 

 

 

3- Sharon McNeill (Dr. Brian Rinehart, Fredericton) - Sharon is the consummate professional dental assistant who has given generously of herself to her profession as well as her society in general. She is a dedicated employee and friend to all who know her. She maintains a high standard of care and respect for patients as well as fellow colleagues and rightfully deserves recognition for her long commitment to dentistry.

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4- Amber Caissie (Dr. Nach Daniel, Moncton) - Amber is an extremely caring and energetic dental assistant.  Her work and energy in the office is excellent.  She gives of her time back to her profession in an exceptional and exemplary fashion.

   

President’s Award:

This award is presented to an Individual or Local that, in the opinion of the current NBDAA President, is deserving of special recognition for their contribution to the advancement of the Provincial Association and to the profession of dental assisting.

 

This year we had several nominations for many different awards.  This year’s President’s Excellence Award goes to an outstanding DA of 36 years.   During her career she has been a strong influence and mentor for many young, up and coming dental assistants. She has personally trained and mentored well over 40 OJT students in private practice from various dental assisting colleges’. 

 

Her knowledge base is second to none and she is always available to help either hands on or with sound advice for the entire team. Her knowledge of dentistry is extensive, her work ethic is incredible and her personality allows others to feel comfortable to ask questions and learn.

 

She has a passion for our profession and she shows her support by all the work she does in the clinics she works daily as well as her community involvement with senior’s homes and volunteering.  She certainly represents the profession of dental assisting and our association in all her dealings.

Today we present the President’s Excellence Award to Susan Ward, an incredible lady and superb member of our profession.

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Ann Coughlan Award

This award is in honor of Ann Coughlan, our first President and Honorary Member. This award has been awarded since the inception of the NBDAA awards and it is the highest honor to receive this award.  The recipient of this award must be active at their local and provincial level and be a promoter of the profession and association.  The recipient must also have attended at least 3/4 of their local meetings and 3 consecutive provincial meetings.

 

It is with great pleasure that the NBDAA acknowledges:

 

Marie-Christine Arseneau- North Shore Board Director

    

Marie-Christine is very involved in her profession, her North Shore local and her community.  She's a young, vibrant person who enjoys new challenges.  She meets all the criteria for this award and has gone above and beyond to find new ways to reach out to other Dental Assistants in her local over the past year.  We are extremely proud to have her on our board sharing her innovative ideas and her passion for our profession.

 
For the last part, this is not really an Award, but a token of appreciation and accomplishment.  This tradition was started a few years ago; it was not forgotten, but lost in everyday comings and goings.  Today we would like to recognize our outgoing President with the President’s ring!  

 

Amber Caissie was relatively new to the profession when she decided to come to a board meeting or two as an observer.  It wasn’t long before she had jumped in head first and was soon president of our association!

 

Amber has given many hours to this association as well as to her local.  She has been involved for several years and has led our association with courage and determination to advance both our association and profession on a local, provincial and national level.  She has been a graceful leader, a listening ear and has shown and given energy beyond belief. 

 

As president, Amber represented NB as Corporate Member at CDAA.  She was always knowledgeable, respectful and always looked out for the best interests of our provincial profession. 

 

Amber is not finished yet, she has agreed to not only fulfil her role as Past President but she has also stepped in to fill the gap and assumed the role of NBDS representative as well. 

 

Amber has given of her time, talents and gifts to see our profession grow.  She has a contagious smile and a caring and giving heart.  I count myself privileged to have worked with someone with such professionalism and tact and count myself lucky to call her my friend.  Please join me in thanking our outgoing President, Amber Caissie.

 

This concludes our awards luncheon.  I hope you all have seen the enjoyment and rewards that come along with volunteering. It is addictive.

 

Congratulations to each award winner!!

 
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