Object of Our Profession
The object of our association will be to promote the dental assistant.
To improve and to contribute to the advancement of the dental profession
and to the improvement of public health.
The Dental Assistant’s Pledge
I solemnly pledge that, in the practice of my profession,
I will always be loyal to the welfare of the patients who come
under my care and to the interest of the practitioner whom I serve.
I will be just and generous to the members of my profession,
aiding them and lending them encouragement
to be loyal, to be just and to be studious.
I hereby pledge to devote my best ENERGIES to the service of humanity
to the relationship of life to which I consecrated myself when
I elected to become a Dental Assistant.
The ADAA Statement of Professional Commitment
As a professional Dental Assistant, I will promote the advancement of the
career of Dental Assistants, and the Dental Assisting Profession in matters of
education, legislature, credentialing and professional activities
which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public.