Aug 26, 1968

On August 26, 1968, five chartered members from the disbanded Western Canada Dental Nurses and Assistants Association, Alice Sellers, Lou Senton, Ethel Brown, Lois Nelson, and Grace Harrison met to begin the process of forming our first provincial association, the Manitoba Dental Nurses and Assistants Association, now named the Manitoba Dental Assistants Association (MDAA).

Jan 25, 1969

On January 25, 1969, they held the inaugural meeting at the International Inn (now the Victoria Inn) in conjunction with the annual MDA Winter Convention, to vote on the constitution for the Manitoba Dental Nurses and Assistants Association. Thus began the formation of the MDNAA. On March 30, 1982, the name of the association was changed to the Manitoba Dental Assistants Association (MDAA).

Feb, 1969

In February 1969, the MDNAA and WDNAA both began the long road for certification of Dental Assistants in the Province of Manitoba.

Jul 26, 2006

On July 26, 2006, the MDA presented all Dental Assistants of Manitoba with a set of by-laws requiring any dental assistant that works intra-orally in the Province of Manitoba to be registered, certified and licensed. This would require yearly registration fees and continuing education requirements.

Sep 28, 2006

A special general meeting was called by the MDA on September 28, 2006, and a formal vote was held regarding the new set of by-laws. The vote passed, thereby incorporating the present day regulations that state all Dental Assistants who work intra-orally in a dental office in Manitoba must be registered with the Manitoba Dental Association.