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The ADA’s Third Party Payer Concierge™ provides expert advice to help detangle costly dental benefit issues.

2018 Survey of Dental Fees

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MDA News Updates & Notices

License Renewal Period

It is time for Missouri Dental Board license renewals. The process is the same as the last several renewals: a mailed postcard will have a PIN number to enable online renewal. Dental license fees have been lowered to $100 (hygiene fees are $60). If you have moved since the 2016 renewal, go online to ensure your address on file is correct.

Amalgam Recycling Rule

Now in effect, if you’re an established office you have up to the year 2020 to comply; if you’re a brand new office your requirement to comply is immediate. Watch Amalgam Recycling Rule Webinar: Does This Affect My Practice and read compliance information​.

Medicaid Provider Course

Being a Medicaid Provider in an Era of Accountability is a free CE course on February 27, 2019 in Jefferson City. The course will speak to how despite misconceptions and fears associated with being a Medicaid provider, treating this population can be rewarding and not cut adversely into your bottom line.

Medicare: Rescinds Rule

A final CMS rule rescinds a previous rule that would have required dentists providing care and prescriptions for Medicare Advantage patients and Part D beneficiaries to be enrolled in Medicare or to have opted out in order for their services to be covered. 

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 23, 2019: Jefferson City. Reception evening prior. Learn More


June 14-15, 2019:
Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark. Learn More


August 16, 2019:
St. Joseph Civic Arena. 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. 

​ADA Center for Professional Success Spotlights

New Third Party Consent Form

The Dental Benefits FAQ now includes a customizable, sample patient payment consent form to meet your particular needs (Question 6). Missouri is one of 35 states that have passed legislation to prevent third party carriers from capping what a doctor can charge a patient for a non-covered service. In certain cases, payers will allow you to charge your patient for non-covered procedures if the patient is willing to sign a consent form.

Working With Family Members

Dental practices are frequently family businesses: spouses working alongside each other or generations of families employed by, or even sharing ownership of, the practice. The success of these blended personal and professional partnerships varies and depends on many factors. Read more on this topic and find numerous other Managing the Dental Resources in the ADA Guidelines for Practice Success