MDA Student Events & Programs
Food For Thought: A speaker and lunch is provided to discuss “real-world” topics that may not be learned in school. Available to all dental students. Food for Thought is graciously sponsored by MDIS.
- UMKC: Provided four times each year, from Noon to 1 pm in Room 209 at the UMKC School of Dentistry.
- ATSU: Provided four times each year, twice in St Louis, twice in Kirksville from Noon to 1 pm.
Dental Scholarship Program: The MDA Foundation Dental Scholarship Program- awards scholarships each year based upon achievement and need. The scholarship program is an initiative of the MDA Foundation in cooperation with the MDA and MDIS. Click here to learn more and for an application.
Board Exams: MDIS provides lunch for students taking the dental board exams in April/May and MDA/MDIS compiles membership benefit and insurance materials for the dental board candidates.
ASDA Sponsorship: The MDA New Dentist Committee sponsors the MDA student liaison from the UMKC School of Dentistry and A.T. Still University to attend the American Student Dental Association(ASDA) Annual Session or Regional Meeting.
ADA Dental Student Resources
The ADA provides a variety of student and new graduate resources. Click here to visit the ADA Dental Student page.
The American Student Dental Association has a newly redesigned website for its members and constituents. The website also provides information on Career Compass, ASDA’s new career portal offering tools and resources to students graduating dental school. Career Compass will assist graduates in navigating the transition to their first opportunity after dental school.
Loan Repayment Inquiries
Visit the MDA Student Debt Resources page for Loan repayment resources.
MoAPD Student Dental Mission Scholarship
The Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (MoAPD) awards a $750 dental mission scholarship each year to a dental or pre-dental student to help defray the expenses related to travel, accommodations and supplies for a dental mission trip that provides dental care to underserved children living in third world countries. Visit the MoAPD website to read a letter from the scholarship chairman, read the experiences of previous recipients and download an application.