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

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Join us! This fun fall event is a great chance for MDA members and their friends to enjoy a Mizzou football game.

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Volunteer Dentists Provide More Than Half a Million Dollars in Free Care at 7th MOMOM Dental Clinic – 1,000+ Patients Served

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Help your friends choose ADA

Earn $100 for each new member you recruit to the ADA (up to $500!). Learn how to start the conversation.

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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.

Register for ADA 2018

Regroup with your colleagues, retreat to the sunny beaches of Hawaii and reenergize with over 200 courses at ADA 2018.


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

​ADA Meeting

October 18-22: Retreat to Hawaii and re-energize your practice. Register now.

Day at the Game

October 27: University of Missouri Tigers vs Kentucky. Purchase Tickets

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

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 manage Patients, Finances, Marketing, the Dental Team and Regulatory topics.

Employment Agreements

Dentist Employment Agreements: A Guide to Key Legal Provisions explains many of the terms and provisions common to dental employment agreements. The Guide can help you consider and review a contract of employment and what questions to ask and discussions to have with your legal advisor.