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Controlling Your Own Wellness

You work hard to care for your patients. Now discover expert tips to take care of your own body and mind.

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EPA Issues Amalgam Separator Rule

In an effort to help members learn about the rule and its requirements, the ADA has launched

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Section 1557 Taglines Finalized

You can now download state-by-state ADA sample taglines indicating language assistance is available.

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MDA News Updates & Notices

Section 1557: Taglines & Translation/Interpretation

Section 1557 rules require covered dental practices to post two notices by October 16, 2016: a Notice of Nondiscrimination and Taglines. As a member value, the ADA has developed a taglines for the top 15 languages for Missouri. Additionally, find details on Missouri-specific translation/interpretation services. Read More

Missouri College Closes

On November 2, the MDA learned of the closing of Missouri College in St. Louis. The MDA has received calls of concern from dental assistants enrolled in their program (the school had both a dental assistant and hygiene program). Please read the College's announcement and information from the Missouri Department of Higher Education

CMS Delays Medicare Part D
to January 2019

On November 1, the ADA News reported that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it is delaying enforcement of the Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment requirement. Providers now need to enroll by January 1, 2019 instead of by February 1, 2017. The ADA continues to seek a legislative repeal of the requirement. Read More

Dental Sealants: Updates, Information & Resources

The MDA has collaborated with the Missouri DHSS Office of Dental Health on a letter sent to members to increase awareness and to update on activities related to dental sealants. On this page you'll find a new CDC Vital Signs report for sealants and an RFA for a school-based sealant program. Read More

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Begins November 1

November 1 means insurance open enrollment. For more than 25 years, MDIS has been helping dentists, their families and their staff with the constantly changing health insurance environment. They'll guide you through the complexities to find the best solutions. Read More

Be a ​​Part of the MDA House of Delegates, November 4-5

Quickly approaching is the MDA House of Delegates in Jefferson City at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. So that you may be a part of this process, we encourage you to go to the House web page to analyze resolutions, read reports, learn about officer elections and more. 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

2017 Winter Session, 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. Plan Now to Attend​

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

Legislative Day/Reception

January 24-25: There ​is a different structure this year to allow for maximum face time with legislators and attendance. The Legislative Reception will take place the evening of January 24, with Legislative Day the following morning. Mark your calendars to attend! 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. 

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