President's Message

Welcome to the New Jersey Dental Assistants Association (NJDAA)!

I am pleased to be your President, continue to work with all of NJDAA’s members and to provide the best support for our association. In conjunction with the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), NJDAA has vast resources and offers many opportunities to be involved. This is YOUR Association and now, more than ever it needs your support to help move the association forward and increase the prospects of dental assisting advancement. If you are as passionate about Dental Assisting as I am, please join the ADAA and become involved on local, state, and or national levels of the association. No amount of help is too little.

My experiences in Dental Assisting are ones that I will never forget and they still continue to provide me with opportunities. Each person I have met along this journey has helped me to become stronger and made an impact on my professional life. The things I used to see as struggles and negative experiences, I now embrace as lessons in patience.  I realize how much more I have grown having had my path not always be smooth.

Our Annual Session will be on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Landis Ave., Vineland NJ.  More detailed information will be posted soon! Please continue to check NJDAA’s website @ www.njdaa.org for updated legislative news, NJDAA Officer Contact information, meeting dates and more!
I will leave you with this:

“Skills can be taught, but a positive attitude will help you
succeed in a career and life in general
~Judy Zirkle”

I look forward to a productive year with current members, new members and friends!
Thank you!

Judith Perella-Zirkle, M.Ed., CDA, RDA
New Jersey Dental Assistants Association