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Join the Lionhearted June 9-10 at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on the Missouri Southern campus in Joplin for MOMOM6.

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New Dentists: Make plans to join us June 16-17 for Connect4Success at Camden on the Lake! It is a special weekend just for you!

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ADA Highlights

The ADA’s 161,000 members made an incredible impact in 2016. Check out this highlights video to learn more.

ADA Voices: Dr. Rosenthal

Hear inspiring stories like Dr. Christina Rosenthal’s at ADA 2017. Registration opens May 10 at ADA.org/Meeting

Win a FREE Mercedes 12-month lease!

Complete your Find-a-Dentist profile by May 1, 2017 to be entered into this sweepstakes.

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MDA News Updates & Notices

MO Medicaid + MC Updates

Get access to several recent dental Medicaid (MO HealthNet) and Managed Care Updates, such as Tips for Effective BillingProvider Bulletins, Ordering-Prescribing-Referring for Medicaid patients and Managed Care Provider Toolkit. See FAQ on Medicaid.

​Wheel Into Wellness with DWBF

The Missouri Dental Well Being Foundation has kicked off this campaign to enlist the expertise of others to provide you with resources on a variety of issues. Our hope is to build engagement that benefits you, your staff and your family. It’s free, limited to Missouri and focused on dentistry. Learn, engage, get entered to win a trail bike!

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.

Update Find-a-Dentist Profile

There's a new ADA Find-a-Dentist search to make it easier than ever for potential patients to find member dentists. Members, update your profile! Completed profiles closest to the patient's location will be prioritized in results, and those updated by May 1 are entered for chance to win a Mercedes lease or $10,000 cash. 

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

Special Olympics Special Smiles

June 2-4: State Summer Games, Springfield. October 13-15: State Outdoor Games at Jefferson City. Get information, including how to sign up to volunteer online. Read More

​MOMOM 6 Dental Clinic in Joplin

June 9-10: Volunteer for a shift! Join the lionhearted! Friday–Saturday at Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. Learn More

New Dentist Connect4Success

June 16-17: Register for Connect4Success at Camden on the Lake. A weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks, especially for new dentists to reconnect, relax and learn. ​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. 


FAQ Spotlight

General Supervision

Can a hygienist perform the cleaning (take x-rays and other items within their scope without the doctor being in the office), or not, as it has been more than one year since the last exam? Read More

Record Disposal

Can we burn old records? I have many companies contacting me stating it is required that records be specifically destroyed by a company that does such. Is this true?
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