Natalie currently resides in Minneapolis, MN, where she is the Clinic Coordinator and Compliance Analyst for a nonprofit pediatric dental clinic.  Along with her noted credentials, she holds several expanded function certificates, including the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia.  Ms. Kaweckyj graduated from the American Dental Association-accredited dental assisting program at ConCorde Career Institute and has received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology from Metropolitan State University.  She is currently writing her dissertation for her master’s in Public Health.  She has worked clinically, administratively and academically.  Ms. Kaweckyj is currently serving as on several ADAA Councils after having served on the ADAA Board of Trustees 2002 – 2012.  She served as ADAA President in 2010-2011.  She is the current Business Secretary and legislative chairman for the Minnesota Dental Assistants Association (MnDAA) and a three time past president of MnDAA.  She also is a Past President of the Minnesota Educators of Dental Assistants (MEDA) and still an active member  In addition to her association duties, Natalie is very involved with the Minnesota state board of dentistry as well as with state legislature in the expansion of the dental assisting profession.  She is a freelance writer and lecturer and is always working on some project.  She has authored many other courses for the ADAA.