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New Brunswick Dental Assistants' Association des assistant(e)s dentaires du Nouveau-Brunswick
P.O. Box / C.P. 8997,  Shediac, NB   E4P 8W5
e-mail:  bernioff@nb.sympatico.ca
Bernice Léger Daigle, Bilingual Office Coordinator
The New Brunswick Dental Society wants to remind the level II dental assistants to renew their license by January 31, 2019.  You may contact them at (506) 452-8575 or via e-mail to:  info@nbdent.ca
Also, they have recently moved to:  570 Queen Street, Suite 504 in Fredericton, NB
NBDAA's local telephone number has changed to (506)876-4662.
Greetings  Fellow Dental Assistants. Thought I would submit some photos that I took at BOO AT THE ZOO at Moncton Magnetic Hill Zoo in Mid-October/18.
I joined the Dental Assistant  and Dental Hygiene Oulton College students and helped distribute tooth brushes, floss threaders and toothpaste to the children who participated in BOO AT THE ZOO.
Hope you enjoy  and get a little chuckle.
Thank you to Dr. Patrick Girouard for his presentation on Digital Biometrics in Dentistry.  He was a part of a great weekend of learning and fun in Shediac.
The Saint John local is searching for a new President, Treasurer and Secretary.  If you are passionate about the dental assisting profession, a leader with a go get it attitude to help organize local meetings, we want to hear from you.
Contact Annette Kierstead or any other members of the board of directors.
With the new by-law no. 3-2 with NBDS.
If you have not been licensed with NBDS for several years, you only have the remaining of the year 2018 to be compliant and obtain your license again. 
With NBDAA, you will need to provide 12 continuing education points for each year that you were not a regular member.  If you lapsed 7 years, you need to provide 7 years x 12 CE/yr = 84 CE points.
The above option will no longer be available in 2019.  This is your chance to become compliant with the by-law and enjoy a long lasting career as a professional dental assistant.
President's Excellence Award: Julien Robichaud our current CDAA representative.  Julien will finish is 2-year term at the end of the month following the CDAA AGM in Gatineau QC.
Thank you Julien for your dedication to our provincial association!!!

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 the profession of dental assisting.


 Certified Level II Dental Assistants:

• A fine in the amount of $125 payable to the New Brunswick Dental Society and publication in the NBDS Bulletin for the first offense;

• A fine in the amount of $175 payable to the New Brunswick Dental Society and publication in a newspaper for the second offense;

• The complaint be dealt with by the Discipline Committee for the third offense.

See details

A lapse of a license of over 3 years requires a recommendation from the Registrar and approval of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors prior to having a license re-issued.  The longer you are out of practice, the more stringent reentry into practice will become.
If you are licensed now or wish to be anytime in the future, you must maintain your 12 continuing education points annually throughout your career as a level II dental assistant.  For more information on licensure - see NBDS by-law 3-2.

Dental Assistants Recognition Week 2018

Patient focused with passion and purpose!

Don’t forget to recognize Registered Dental Assistants during the first week of March, the 4th to 10th!

March 4-10, 2018, has been designated by the American Dental Assistants Association, along with the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association, as the perfect time to acknowledge and recognize the versatile, multitalented members of your dental team — your Dental Assistants.

Contributing to quality dental care, today’s dental assistants are role models of professional development. Strengthening the entire dental team, they enhance patient satisfaction throughout the world. That’s why staffing your office with Registered or Certified Dental Assistants ensures the level of professionalism and service your patients deserve. They are committed to their profession, making them your essential assistants.

Let’s celebrate dental assisting and the people who practice it during the annual Dental Assistants Recognition Week, from March 4th to 10th, 2018.

A certified or registered dental assistant is educated in infection control protocols, exposing and processing radiographs, providing patient education, assisting the dentist during procedures, independently providing intra oral treatments, performing laboratory tasks and much more. As part of the dental team they are essential to the oral care of Canadians! Recognize your dental assistants during the first week of March.

On February 3rd, 2018 at the NBDAA Board of Directors' meeting, we had a discussion with Mr. Dan Léger, Registrar of the NB Dental Society following the refusal of license of a few members.
It was brought to our attention that the NBDS's by-law number 3-2 was passed and came into effect in June 2017.
10.         Any New Brunswick Level II dental assistant who has lapsed their license for more than three years, in addition to good standing, must be approved by the Executive Committee on recommendation of the Registrar’s Office.
As we are facing a possible shortage of dental assistants in New Brunswick, some of you may consider returning to the profession after a few or several years of absence.
If you foresee returning to the workforce as a level II dental assistant in NB, I urge you to apply NOW for your regular membership with NBDAA with 12 continuing education points and also applying for your license with NBDS without delay.
If you have not been licensed in the past three (3) years, please include a brief explanation as to why you have not kept your license active.
Each application will be treated individually on a case-by-case basis.
If you are refused your license, NBDS will refund your payment.  NBDAA will also refund your membership payment upon receipt of a copy of your refusal letter from NBDS.
If you have any questions, please contact NBDS at info@nbds.com or (506) 452-8575.
Volunteer is a person that actively takes on a task, responsibility, or project on his or her own accord without needing to be assigned, ordered, or told to do so.  A volunteer is not paid for the work that they provide.
Each local (Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, North Shore, U.S.J.R.V.) should have at least 3 volunteers to help and support each other and the profession.  Each volunteer is doing their best by giving of their time out of a busy work schedule and families for the advancement of the profession.  A few more colleagues who could give 1-2 hours a week would make a big difference.
Perhaps helping the local President organize 1 meeting per year in your local.  It doesn't have to be a life time commitment.
Be part of the solution.  Be supportive and make it fun!
Below, in the photo, Stéphanie Pitre receiving her scholarship from our Moncton local representative Alyssa Eccleston.
This year's scholarship recipients are Amélie Ringuette of the CCNB Campbellton and Stéphanie Pitre of Oulton College.  Below, in the photo, Amélie Ringuette receiving her scholarship from her teacher, Joanne Haché of the Dental Assisting program at the CCNB-Campbellton.
In reviewing observations of our Radiation Surveyors in this Bulletin, Dan and Mary Hanson, I noted a subtle but important point:  Radiation safety is about both the patient and the dental staff.  Read more...
À la lecture des observations présentées dans ce Bulletin par nos agents de contrôle radiologique, Dan et Mary Hanson, J'ai remarqué un point subtil, mais important:  la radioprotection concerne le patient et le personnel dentaire.  Lire les détails...
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Health Canada is pleased to provide you with the Establishments that Transplant Human Cells, Tissues and Organs – Including Transplant surgeons and Dental Professionals – Frequently Asked Question.  The goal of this compliance promotion document is to emphasize the pertinent sections of the Safety of Human Cells, Tissues and Organs for Transplantation Regulations (CTO regulations) that are applicable to transplant establishments.  We would highly encourage you to share this document with your members, as applicable, in order to increase their awareness of their responsibilities under the CTO Regulations. Please do not hesitate to distribute this document further.

(See attached file: FAQ_Transplantation_CTO_EN_2016.pdf)

For your information, please find attached the list of stakeholders that will have received this email:
 (See attached file: Dental_and_Surgical_List_Facilities.pdf)

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Biological Product Compliance Program at BPCP_PCPB@hc-sc.gc.ca.

Thank you

Biological Product Compliance Program
Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch
Health Canada
On October 1, 2016, a motion was made to accept volunteer work as continuing education points as follows:
2.     Courses/Seminars/Lectures - Other  (must be of benefit to the participant)
 a)     Professional responsibility or ethical obligations of the participant
          (Volunteer = 1 pt per event) - Maximum of 5 points PER YEAR will be ACCEPTED.
          Must be related to health or dental.
Le 1 octobre, 2016, une motion fut acceptée que le bénévolat sera accepté comme point d'éducation continue tel que suit:
2.  Cours/séminaires/présentations – autres (doit bénéficier le/la participant-e)
 a)     Une responsabilité professionnelle ou obligations éthiques du participant.
         (Bénévole = 1 pt par événement) - Un maximum de 5 points PAR ANNÉE sera ACCEPTÉ.
         Doit être relié à la santé ou dentaire.

In 2016 the Dental Assistants' Association of New Brunswick created two $500 scholarships for a dental assisting student from N.-B. 

Our first recipient is Brianna Parlee (right) student from Oulton college in Moncton accepting her scholarship with Alyssa Eccleston, the Moncton local rep. (left)
A second scholarship has been awarded to Bianka Madore studying Dental Assisting at the CCNB Campbellton presented by the President, Marie-Christine Arseneau (left).
Congratulations to you both.
Would you like to become a mentor or are you looking for a mentor?  If yes, please contact the NBDAA office.  For more details, see the brochure.
Did you know,  the NBDAA received 2 awards during the CDAA AGM in June 2015.MARION EDWARDS AWARD
Yes.  We do accept on-line continuing education points.
You may enroll in the Group Retirement Savings Plan by filling out the Pension plan Application form and returning it to the NBDAA office.
CDAA has undertaken a research project with CIHR specific to dental assisting.  To begin Phase II of the project, the researcher is launching an online survey.
It has been uploaded to the CDAA website and also to our FB page.  
Please share this information broadly with your colleagues and members!   We need to get as many respondents as possible so please feel free to add the link to your websites and FB pages.
I have also shared the link with my contacts in former OM jurisdictions.
I need your help to get the word out as quickly as possible as the survey is only live for a one-week period:  July 22 – July 30, 2015, as per the researcher’s instructions.
Help CDAA to advance the dental assisting profession through this important research.
Thank you and have a great day!
Stephanie Mullen-Kavanagh
Executive Director - Directrice générale

The malpractice insurance will be included in your membership fees as of June 1, 2015 but will only be in effect as of February 1, 2016.  If you wish to purchase the insurance to be covered until February, you may do so with the this insurance form.

We are proud to be able to promote the dental assisting profession by helping 2 students with a $500 scholarship each towards a dental assisting program in Canada.  Fill the application form and must be received by January 31.

Fredericton Local meeting
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6 p.m.
1012 Prospect St., Fredericton
Guest speaker:  Amanda Gilks, clinical hypnotist
Moncton Local meeting
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
at Docbraces (pending)
Guest speaker:  Carole Noel, Integrasoul/Naturopath
Moncton Local meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location and speaker TBA
Guest speaker:  Dr. Remi Arsenault on grafts and soft tissues procedures (pending)
Moncton Local meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Oulton Students' Table top presentations
at Oulton College Dental Education Center at 5 Pacific Ave
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
in Moncton
Executives & Directors
Past President
Vice President
Fredericton Representative
Saint John Representative
North Shore Representative
Member at Large
Moncton Representative
Vacant position
CDAA Representative
NBDS Representative
Office Coordinator
Bernice Léger Daigle
"Are you passionate about where your profession is headed?  Do you consider yourself a leader?  Do you have the ability to analyze information, establish productive relationships, and communicate effectively?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then you could be a candidate for the NBDAA Board of Directors.  If you are curious, call us now at 532-9189 or Toll free: 1-866-530-9189 or simply send an email to bernioff@nb.sympatico.ca. We'd love to have you join our team!!!"
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