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Legislative Day​ 2019​ — ​January 22 & 23

shaking hands We’re looking forward to this year, which features changes based on your feedback and suggestions for improvement!

Tuesday, January 22

Events begin Tuesday evening, January 22 with the Legislative Reception followed a Madison’s Café catered dinner. The reception and dinner are for all dentists, students and legislators. Both are at a new location, The Millbottom.

  • The reception begins at 5pm. Enjoy cocktails while mingling and becoming better acquainted in a relaxed environment before Legislative Day. 
  • The dinner will follow at 6:30pm to allow attendees to continue discussions and relationship-building and to prepare for the following day’s advocacy efforts.

Room Block

The MDA has secured a courtesy room block with Capit​ol Plaza Hotel. Room rates are $107 for king/double and $127 for a suite. This room block is for, Tuesday, January 22. There are 40 rooms ​available, first-come, first-served​ until 5pm on Tuesday, January 1. Make your reservations as soon as possible by clicking​ here, calling 573-635-1234 or 800-338-8088 or by email request to (please put Reservation/Date in the subject line of the email) and state you are reserving within the Missouri Dental Association block.

Wednesday, January 23

On Wednesday morning, January 23 be ready to take on the Capitol at the MDA Legislative Day. This is when dentists and students attend meetings with legislators to communicate our MDA priorities and build a strong name for the MDA, its members and the future of the dental profession. We'll begin around 8am with coffee and grab-and-go breakfast items, then it's off to meet with legislator appointments which have been made in advance by the MDA office.  

  • There is no cost for any event, but registration is required both to plan accordingly for meals and to make appointments with legislators. RSVP is requested by Monday, January 7. 

In addition to the changes with the event, the Legislature will be having some changes of its own. The 2019 Session will see nearly half the Legislature being replaced due to term limits and appointments, including key committee chair and leadership turnover. Through our Legislative Day events, it’s important to rebuild those positive relationships and continue branding the MDA as the state oral health authority in the legislative arena. Join us for Legislative Day and help the MDA continue to be strong advocates for the Dental Profession in the Missouri Legislature.

If you have questions about or suggestions for Legislative Day, contact Shantel Smith at the MDA.

Legislative Day RSVP

Online registration for Legislative ​Day is now closed.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Shantel Smith at