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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