Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Assistant Society

Noteworthy News

Here is a link to an article about the fastest growing wages: Dental Assistants! Comments by our own Lori Paschal!

In April 2010 HB602 passed the PA Legislation process and was signed by our Governor. This bill expands the scope of practice for Expanded Function Dental Assistants by allowing them to perform coronal polishing, administer fluoride and take impressions for athletic appliances. It also creates a seat on the PA State Board of Dentistry for an Expanded Function Dental Assistant and another dentist. The NEPADAS would like to thank all dental assistants who wrote letters to their Senators asking for support of this legislation. We would also like to thank the PDA, PAGD and the PDHA for their support on helping to get this bill passed and advancing dental assisting our Pennsylvania.

The Wilkes-Barre Free Clinic, located at St. Stephen”s Episcopal Church, 35 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre,  opened a Dental Clinic for those in our community who have no health insurance, or who are underinsured. The Clinic will be open every Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dr. John Andrews will perform tooth extractions and fillings for those who are over the age of 19. Children will be referred to the Dental Health Clinic at the Kirby Health Center; those who require routine cleanings will be referred to the Dental Health School at Luzerne County Community College. Interested dental assistant volunteers may contact Lois Myers 735-2877, or email at

Volunteer Dental Assistants needed
Volunteers in Medicine has opened it dental clinic at 190 N Pennsylvania Ave, Wilkes-Barre and they are looking for dental assistants to work with their volunteer dentists. Any day and/or time you can give would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Kelly Ranieli at or call 570-970-2864.