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What is the Missouri Dental Association?. Founded in 1865 Non-profit, professional organization with more than 2,200 members Committed to the highest quality of care for the public and a resource for advocacy, education, communication, information and fellowship

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what is the missouri dental association

What is the Missouri Dental Association?

Founded in 1865

Non-profit, professional organization with more than 2,200 members

Committed to the highest quality of care for the public and a resource for advocacy, education, communication, information and fellowship

Governed by a 16-member board and has eight executive office staff to serve our members

benefits of organized dentistry
Benefits of Organized Dentistry
  • Advocate for access to oral health care and positive practice environments
  • Influence oral health policy
  • Raise awareness about the importance of oral health
  • Network with colleagues and friends
  • Keep informed of timely issues
  • Access to quality continuing education
  • Save time and money
lunch while you learn
Lunch While You Learn
  • A fun and informative program where speaker and great food is provided to discuss “real-world” topics that may not be taught in school:
      • Practice management
      • Associateships
      • Legislative advocacy
      • Debt repayment information
      • Insurance and more
on the menu
On The Menu
  • Lunches this year from Oklahoma Joe’s, Boston Market, On the Border, Panera, Waldo Pizza and more.
  • Held on Wednesdays this year from 12:00pm to 12:45pm in Room 209.
  • Available to MDA student members only.
  • Solely sponsored by Missouri Dental Insurance Services.
saving you money
Saving You Money
  • Low $10 membership dues
  • Missouri Dental Association Foundation offers scholarships (more than $142,000 in 11 years to 47 dental student members & 34 hygiene students) based on academic merit and financial need
  • MDIS provides lunch, membership information and insurance materials during the dental board exams
  • Free registration at MDA CE meetings
  • MDA sponsors a student member from UMKC to attend the ASDA Annual Session
news you can use
News You Can Use
  • The Focus includes news of interest, official business of the Association, legislative updates and articles on various subjects related to the dental profession
  • Modental.org includes recently added FAQ’s on dental topics; calendar of events; continuing education meetings and more
  • MDA Update eNewsletter includes news briefs and features easy-to-access web links
  • Follow us on Twitter, Become a fan of the MDA on Facebook and receive news updates directly from the MDA RSS feed
legislative advocacy
Legislative Advocacy
  • The MDA advocates for you and the dental profession
  • Legislative proposals directly impact dentistry and membership gives you a voice in legislative decisions that affect dentistry and your practice
  • The MDA monitors important legislation and keeps you informed of important votes and legislative actions
  • Visit face to face with legislators during the UMKC Student Legislative Day
value in learning
Value in Learning
  • Free registration and course fees at MDA Programs:
    • Annual Winter Session
    • MERIT Meeting
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of peers
  • Discover new clinical applications to refine techniques
  • Learn practice management skills to run a better business
  • Participate in extracurricular activities
peace of mind
Peace of Mind
  • MDIS was formed to provide practical solutions to dentists’ business concerns.
  • MDIS has returned over $1.6 million to the MDA to support a multitude of member events like Food For Thought program.
  • Products and services available for students and their families include:
    • Board exam policies
    • Health, life & disability insurance
    • Home & auto insurance
how will you practice after graduation
How Will You Practice After Graduation?
  • Associate, public health, solo practice?
  • Utilize the Careers & Listings section on MODENTAL.org
  • Connect with career opportunities and find ads for:
    • Practices seeking associates
    • Full and part time employment
    • Dental practices/equipment for sale
    • Auxiliaries seeking employment
getting down to business
Getting Down to Business
  • FREE membership for the remainder of your graduation year and reduced dues for the next four years with reduced dues program
  • New practice checklist with important “to-dos” and resources when beginning to practice
  • Membership Resource Guide is an easy, at-a-glance reference for your practice needs
  • Reduced fees at MDA CE events
  • MDA New Dentist Committee organizes and plans activities for new dentists
  • MDIS provides peace of mind and security with affordable insurance and financial products
join today
Join Today
  • Mail or fax your completed application to the MDA today.
  • First Food For Thought program is September 28, 2011
  • Room 209 at Noon
  • Enjoy lunch from Waldo Pizza