2022 Invaluable Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, and Community Health Worker Seminar

Each year over 175 medical assistants (MA), dental assistants (DA), community health workers (CHW), and other clinical staff attend the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers’ Invaluable MA, DA, and CHW Seminar. Attendees represent a variety of healthcare settings including Community Health Centers, hospitals, tribal entities, and other primary care/oral health practices. The purpose of the event is to provide frontline healthcare workers and support staff with a variety of educational sessions and an opportunity to network with their peers across the state.  We also use this event as an opportunity to formally acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work of several individuals through our annual Invaluable Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, and Community Health Worker awards, along with our annual Special Populations Award. Both virtual and in-person participation is available.


8:00-9:00am Registration/Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors


Welcome and Opening Remarks


9:15-10:00am Opening Plenary: Self-Care
10:00-10:20am Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:20-11:05am Breakout Breakout Breakout
Adolescent Champion Model


Mental Health First Aid 101



Placing Dental Sealants




Breakout Breakout Breakout
Medical Assistant Scope of Practice Updates


Building Meaningful Relationships with Providers


Coronal Polishing  


12:00-12:45pm Lunch/Visit Exhibitors


12:45-1:30pm Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Breakout – Coronal Polishing Continued
1:30-1:50pm Presentation of Awards


Closing & Raffle Prizes