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Discover the valuable ways membership can help you navigate challenges in your career, business and life.

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Read. Share. Archive. The eFocus is available online. Read on your mobile device, share articles and find back issues.

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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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ADA Seal of Acceptance

Not sure which dental care products to trust? We’ve got you covered.

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Water Fluoridation

5 reasons why fluoride is great and the 70+ years of research behind it.

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ADA’s 10 Under 10 Awards

Help us recognize 10 outstanding dentists making a difference in their first 10 years of practice.


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

Open Enrollment Begins

Open enrollment on the individual health insurance market is Nov 1–Dec 15 and for Medicare senior products from Oct 15–Dec 7. Individual health insurance options for 2018 are narrowing. The majority of Missouri counties will have ONE carrier offering coverage. Contact Christy at MDIS to find a solution for your health insurance needs.

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.

Update MyADA Info

Update your contact information at While you’re in MyADA, take 5 minutes to update your Find-a-Dentist profile and 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

Legislative Day

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

Travel & Learn

February 10-17: Sandals LaSource Grenada. All Inclusive. Learn More


June 15-16: CE Conference ​with New Dentist Track. Learn More + Book Hotel

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.