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March 30, 2019

Dr. Corinne D’Anjou, will present "From Canadian Contemporary Forensic Cases to the Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII."



Join us June 14-15 for Connect4Success at the Lake! Also offering separate conference exclusively for your dental team members !



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2018 ADA Highlights Video

From improving clinical guidelines to advocating dental health for all, these are the highlights that defined 2018 for the ADA.

Driving dentistry forward together.

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MDA News Updates & Notices

Report DTC Issues to FDA

Patients and dentists can report issues with medical devices to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including any problems they have had with devices related to direct to consumer, or DTC, dental laboratory products. Learn more.

Dental Team Article Archive

You can now access five years of Focus dental team articles online to help you navigate issues and create a successful team environment. Each article is written by Jodi Schafer a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. Read Now

Third Party Payer Concierge

Members get one-on-one support for your dental benefit issues, including third party payer, provider contracts, coding and dental plan issues. Email or call the ADA’s Third Party Payer Concierge™ to speak directly to an expert for advice.​ Learn more.

New Dental Team Conference

Bring your entire dental team to the Lake of the Ozarks for CE amid the beauty and fun of a lakeside setting! Dentists can attend the Connect4Success while dental team members have their own conference featuring speaker Lois Banta. Learn more.

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


March 30: Jefferson City. CE & Annual Meeting. 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

Joining or Exiting a Practice

What issues should you consider when entering or exiting a practice? Associating with an existing practice offers many benefits to the younger dentist, while older dentists should have a well-planned exit strategy. Joining and Leaving the Dental Practice is a free ebook designed to educate dental professionals on important business, legal, and tax-planning issues of practice entry and succession.

Name Changes & Licensing

Changing one’s name due to marriage or other reasons can lead to confusion for both dentists and patients. Keep in mind that whatever name you elect to use personally or professionally, you must act to ensure that the proper name is used on all pertinent documents. This means you need to check your DEA number, state drug license, malpractice insurance policy, employer identification number, etc.