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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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Lend a Hand at MOMOM 5 and volunteer today! It will be August 12-13 at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence.


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

An updated ACA mandate will affect dental practices that receive certain federal funds, including Medicare and CHIP.

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MDA News Updates & Notices

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 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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. Checkout these Guidelines for prescribing opioid pain medication for patients 18+. 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

August: Volunteer
for MOMOM 5 

August 12-13: Join us at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence. Online volunteer registration is open. MOMOM is a large-scale dental clinic that provides free oral healthcare. We especially need dentist volunteers! Sign Up For A Shift Today

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

MDA Winter Session
in 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. Save the date and plan to attend! Plan Now to Attend​

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