Dentists have the chance to attend CE Events that introduce new ideas and hone your skills. These events—like Winter Session, MERIT and Travel & Learn—also are a great time to reconnect with your colleagues across the state. The MDA also offers online CE courses and for dental auxiliaries, the EFDA program.
The same can be said for Outreach Events where dental professionals come together to reconnect, but where their efforts provide tangible benefits for Missouri citizens. At events like Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile, Special Olympics and Healthy Kids Day, dentists and their teams volunteer to give their best care to help create better health for our communities.
At Advocacy Events like the annual Legislative Reception and Legislative Day, your attendance means you make sure your voice is heard on issues important to dentistry. These are great events to meet and talk to your legislators to make sure they know the issues you face as a small business owner and health care provider, and those that affect your patients—like insurance and Medicaid funding. Members also may attend the MDA House of Delegates where delegates advocate on various Association business items, vote on resolutions, determine annual dues, elect Association officers and honor award recipients.
Sometimes, you just want to attend an event to socialize with your friends in dentistry! MDA offers the annual Day at the Game is a tailgate party followed by an MU Tigers football game. New this year, is the I Heart Dental Charities Raffle, which is held in conjuction with the Mid-Continent Dental Congress. Plus, many MDA Component Societies offer social events. Contact them to learn more.
Be sure to check ut the MDA Calendar for events taking place around the state.
Track Your CE
Record and report your continuing education credits on the joint Missouri Dental Board/Missouri Dental Association form. Download form.
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continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual
courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards
of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the
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