Cindy Durley installed as AADA president

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Cindy Durley, M.Ed., MBA, Executive Director of DANB and the DALE Foundation, has been installed as the President of the American Association of Dental Administrators (AADA) for the 2014-2015 term. Previously, Durley served as AADA President-Elect from 2013-2014 and as Secretary from 2012-2013.  

The installation ceremony was held Oct. 6, 2014, during the AADA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. In presenting a slate of potential AADA officer candidates, the AADA’s nominating committee told the AADA membership that Durley was being nominated in recognition of her long-standing service to the organization and excellent leadership skills.

The AADA is a national association that is focused on the successful administration of dental board operations as they relate to licensing, testing and disciplinary actions. AADA membership is available to all administrators of state dental boards, as well as of national and regional examining boards, including DANB as the national certification board for dental assistants.

Durley says that the values of DANB align closely with those of state dental and regional dental and dental hygiene examining boards. “Public health and safety are two of the driving forces of our operations,” she explains. “As AADA members, we come together to identify oral healthcare trends and devise best practices regarding administration issues. It is a privilege to serve as AADA President and work with the AADA members and their respective boards to further their missions of public protection.”

The AADA is governed by an Executive Council that includes a treasurer and five additional officers: Secretary, Vice-President, President-Elect, President and Immediate Past-President. Each appointment serves a one-year term, with the exception of Treasurer; an individual can be re-elected to the position of AADA Treasurer for up to four consecutive three-year terms.

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