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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!



Check out all of this year's photo contest entries and see who won!

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March 24, 2018

Our speakers will present the course "Hurricane Maria 2017: DMORT’s Role in Puerto Rico" and "Topics in Forensic Pathology"



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Meet the top 10

The winners of ADA’s 2017 10 Under 10 Award are leaving their mark on dentistry in their first 10 years out of school.

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Decoding Dental Benefits

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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: News to Know

proposed CMS rule will rescind certain Medicare Part D/C requirements for providers, to be finalized in 2018. Dentists no longer need to enroll in/opt out of Medicare to continue to provide dental care and prescriptions for Part C, and no longer need to be enrolled in Medicare to provide supplemental services to patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. 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 you’re in MyADA, take 5 minutes to 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. For more information, visit

AwDA Website Compliance

Did you know your practice websites open to the public also must be accessible in various ways to persons with sight or hearing impairment? Find out what you need to know and do to put your website into compliance. ​See FAQ about AwDA Website Compatibility.

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

MERIT Meeting

March 24: MO Emergency Response ID Team CE and Annual Meeting. Learn More


June 15-16: All-Dentists CE Conference ​with New Dentist Track. Learn More

MOMOM Clinic

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