Missouri Dental Association :: House of Delegates
What is the makeup of Your Tripartite?
Your MDA tripartite membership includes membership on three levels: your local component society, the Missouri Dental Association and the American Dental Association. View the Organizational Flow Chart.
American Dental Association
The ADA is the national organization of the tripartite. Founded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients.
Missouri Dental Association
The MDA, founded in 1865, is a state constituent society of the American Dental Association. Missouri is in the Sixth District of the ADA, along with Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. The MDA is governed by the House of Delegates and Board of Trustees. MDA Mission Statement: Promoting the interests of dentist in Missouri.
The MDA is composed of eight Component Societies; each has its own officers and an elected Trustee who serves on the MDA Board.