Tija Hunter

Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, MADAA is a 1981 Graduate of the Missouri College with more than 33 years of chairside experience. Currently she is the office manager and chairside assistant to Dr. Eric Hurtte of O'Fallon Missouri. Tija was most recently named one of Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report Magazine. Tija is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) where she holds the honor or Master and sits on three national counsels. She is an Illinois Dental Assistants Association Vic President and sits on the new member enrollment council. Tija is also a member of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and was recently credentialed as a Certified Dental Implant Auxiliary. Tija is an editorial board member for Dental Products Report Magazine, contributor to Dental Products Report, Dental Assisting Digest, and Dental Economics Magazines. Tija most recently was named Editorial Content Board member for DPR's newest publication; Modern Dental Assisting. She is founder of the Dental Assistants Study Club of St. Louis and St. Louis Dental Office Mangers Study Club. She is the director of the Dental Careers Institute with five locations in the United States. Tija is also the author of four CE study courses. She is a national speaker and is a certified trainer in nitrous oxide in the state of Missouri and Illinois. She can be reached at tijaefda@gmail.com