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The 3rd Annual Prize Raffle will be Thursday, Nov. 10 at Mid Continent Dental Congress. Great Prizes, Great Charities

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Join us in the Riviera Maya for a winter getaway with collegues. Enjoy CE and sunshine!

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Read. Share. Archive. The eFocus is available online. Read on your mobile device, share articles and find back issues.

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Submit your photos in the 5th Annual MDA Member Photo Contest and you could be featured on the cover of Focus!


Plan to join us for the annual MDA Winter Session, January 13-14, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center in Columbia.



Join MDA members and their friends and families at a Mizzou Tigers football game in Columbia.

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150 Years of
Quality Care

The ADA Code of Ethics is the unwavering dedication ADA members have for their patients and profession.

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The Missouri Dental Well Being Foundation is proud to announce the launch of their new website. Better help, better health!

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The MDIS team has 73 years combined experience serving dentists. Contact them today for all your insurance needs.

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GSLDS Members & Affiliate Members receive free registration to MCDC. Dentists outside St Louis: Become an Affiliate Member today!

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Section 1557 Taglines Finalized

You can now download state-by-state ADA sample taglines indicating language assistance is available.

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MDA News Updates & Notices

Dental Sealants: Updates, Information & Resources

For the past several years, the MDA has collaborated with the Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Dental Health to deliver programs for maternal/child oral health in the state. A recent letter sent to members was to increase awareness of updates and activities related to dental sealants. Read More

MOMOM 5 Provides Nearly $900,000 in Free Dental Care

On the weekend of August 12-13, approximately 1,513 underserved adults and children received $885,659 worth of free dental care in Independence, Mo. at the fifth Missouri Mission of Mercy (MOMOM) charity dental clinic.​ Read More

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Begins November 1

November 1 begins insurance open enrollment. For more than 25 years, MDIS has been helping dentists, their families and their staff with the constantly changing health insurance environment. They'll guide you through the complexities to find the best solutions for you and your practice. Read More

Funding Available for Adult Dental Medicaid Services

Funding for adult dental Medicaid services is now available for a specific set of codes, effective January 1, 2016. Doctors may let their patients know Missouri Medicaid is covering examinations, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions. Read More

Updated ACA Mandate Effective July 18; Dentist Requirements

HHS has issued a final rule that prohibits health care entities that receive certain federal financial assistance from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. The ADA Health Policy Institute says in 2014, 42% of dentists nationwide were enrolled in Medicaid programs and are therefore subject to this rule. Read More

CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids + October 21 CE in KC

Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs. Guidelines + info on CE being offered in Kansas City October 21. Read More

Read recent News Updates and follow the MDA Blog "A Mouthful" for a first-person account of association activities and interests. Members can access an archive of eNews Updates.

MDA Upcoming Events

Mizzou Day at the Game this Fall 

October 29: Join us for the annual MDA Day at the Game to watch Mizzou vs. ​Kentucky at Faurot Field, University of Missouri. Includes ticket and tailgate catered by Hoss’ Market. Thanks event sponsor MDIS. Register Today

2017 Winter Session, Columbia

January 13-14: The speakers and schedule are set for the 2017 MDA Winter Session at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center in Columbia. It happens quickly after the holidays and New Year. Plan Now to Attend​

2017 Travel & Learn
Playa del Carmen

February 11-18: Join your colleagues for the 2017 MDA Travel & Learn to The Royal Playa Del Carmen in the Riviera Maya. An all-inclusive, 7-night trip, exclusively for adults. Inlcuded 10 hours CE. Register Today

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

Recently Updated FAQs

Patient Dismissal

Need suggestions on how to best go about terminating a patient? Wondering if there are any rules regarding this? Read More

Providing Discounts

There are many potential scenarios when providing discounts or adjusted fees. Get some basics to consider. Read More