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Jen Blake, CDA Emeritus, EFDA, MADAA

Jen Blake

Jen Blake graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry’s Dental Assisting Program.

Her career as a dental assistant started as a chairside assistant. After receiving her expanded functions training, Ms. Blake became a faculty member at the Indiana University School of Dentistry TEAM Clinic working with senior dental students teaching them how to work with expanded duty assistants in a private practice simulated environment. Jen went on to become an instructor at Professional Careers Institute, an ADA Accredited Dental Assisting Program in Indianapolis, Indiana, and later served as their Program Administrator and Placement Counselor. She is also a past Editorial Director for the ADAA Dental Assistant Journal.

An American Dental Assistants Association Member Emeritus, Jen has served all positions in the Indianapolis Dental Assistants Society, Indiana Dental Assistants Association, Sixth District Trustee, Vice President and President-elect to the American Dental Assistants Association. She served as ADAA President from 1997-1998. She is also a past member of the Indiana State Department of Health Radiological Technology Certification Committee.

Jen holds CDA Emeritus status with the Dental Assisting National Board, is licensed in Indiana in limited dental radiography, and a Master of the American Dental Assistants Association.

Ms. Blake is a past Director of Education for the American Dental Assistants Association and Vice President of Corporate Relations for the Dental Assistants Foundation.

She is currently serving as the Development Officer of the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation.

Ms. Blake has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Updated June 2021