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MOMOM 7 is August 3-4 at the Pershing Arena at Truman State University in Kirksville. Volunteer registration is now open!

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Join us June 15-16 for Connect4Success at the Lake! It's a change of seasons and a change of venue. Also offering New Dentist track!



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Experience the ADA Seal in 360°

There’s a secret to keeping your family’s smiles healthy at home – and on the go. Explore this interactive video to find out.

MDA News Updates & Notices

Medicare: Rescinds Rule

CMS has published a final rule which rescinds a previously announced rule that would have required dentists providing care and prescriptions for Medicare Advantage patients and Part D beneficiaries to be enrolled in Medicare or to have opted out in order for their services to be covered. Read More

Amalgam Recycling Rule

Now in effect, if you’re an established office you have up to the year 2020 to comply; if you’re a brand new office your requirement to comply is immediate. Watch Amalgam Recycling Rule Webinar: Does This Affect My Practice and read compliance information​.

Update MyADA Info

Update​ your contact information at While there update your Find-a-Dentist profile, promoted through the ADA's national consumer ad campaign. Then, begin to build your credentialing profile through the ADA credentialing service, powered by CAQH ProView.

ADA Opioid Policy

The ADA has implemented an Opioid Prescribing policy to help fight the country’s opioid epidemic while continuing to help patients manage dental pain. To learn more about the policy, visit and read this story in ADA News

Read recent News Updates and follow the MDA Blog "The Week That Was" for a recap of the week's association activities and interests. Members can access an archive of eNews Updates.

MDA Upcoming Events


June 15-16: Lake Ozark. MDA CE Conference ​+ New Dentist Track. Learn More

MOMOM Clinic

August 3-4: Kirksville. Volunteer registration opens in April. Learn More

Legislative  Day

January 23, 2019: Jefferson City. Reception evening prior. Learn More

Find more under the Meetings & Events section and on the Calendar. You also can subscribe to events posted on the MDA Facebook Events page. 

​ADA Center for Professional Success Spotlights

New Dental Practice Checklist

If you’re opening a new dental practice, there are many things to consider, including licenses, local requirements, supplies, insurance, infection control and OSHA, just to name a few. This checklist/related resources can be used as a starting point to address issues dentists encounter when opening new practices. Download Starting A New Dental Practice Check

Guidelines for Practice Success

Running a successful dental practice presents new challenges every day. The ADA’s Guidelines for Practice Success (GPS) delivers the resources you need to achieve your practice goals. Topics include Introduction to Guidelines to Practice Success, Managing Patients, Managing Finances, Managing Marketing, Managing the Dental Team, Managing the Regulatory.