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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!

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Send your photos in today. Winners in each category will be featured on the cover of next year's Focus magazine!

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

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Amazing campaign! Amazing teeth!

The ADA's new national campaign is driving amazing patients to find you!

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MDA News Updates & Notices

​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!

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.

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.

New Find-a-Dentist Profile

The new ADA Find-a-Dentist makes it easier than ever for potential patients to find member dentists so update your profile! It's part of an ADAl digital advertising campaign to connect 19.6 million prospective patients with member dentists. Online ads are a mix of search advertising, sponsored Facebook posts and animated display advertising.

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

Day at the Game

September 23: Mizzou vs Auburn. Tailgate and game. Learn More + Tickets

Legislative Day

January 24: Join us the night before with Reception! Learn More + RSVP

Travel & Learn

February 10-17: Sandals LaSource Grenada. Learn More + Register

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

​Equipment Safety Checklist

The ADA Safety Checklist for Dental Equipment Semiannual Reminder provides members with information on how to safety-check nitrous oxide equipment, X-ray equipment, automatic external defibrillators, dental unit water lines, sterilization equipment, amalgam recovery protocols, and medications in medical emergency and drug kits.

Workplace Posters

The MDA office often receives calls from doctors offices confused about what's required of them when posting OSHA, state and federal labor law posters. Also, there are companies who claim these posters have to be purchased and can sell them to you. You do not have to purchase posters necessary for display; they are available as free downloads. See FAQs.