Linda is a current Certified Dental Assistant through the Dental Assisting National Board, a life member of the American Dental Assistants Association and is an Expanded Function Dental Assistant in the state of Oregon. Linda obtained her Oral Maxiofacial Surgery Assistant certification through the University of Southern California. Linda was the state of Oregon’s first dental assistant to receive her Masters with the American Dental Assistant Association. Linda has worked in general chairside, endodontics, periodontics and as an instructor for the Dental Assisting Program at Linn-Benton Community College. Over the years, Linda has served in numerous positions at the local, state and national association levels, culminating with her term as Tenth District Trustee representing Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. She has also assisted ADAA’s Director of Education with construction of test questions for continuing education courses. Linda currently volunteers time assisting in oral surgery at the Free Dental Clinic in Salem, Oregon, when she is not line dancing or spending time with her two grandchildren Katie and Zachary.