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2022 Legislative Session

The 2022 Missouri Legislative session begins January 5 and concludes May 20. The following legislative agenda was approved by the MDA Legislative and Regulatory Committee and the MDA Board of Trustees in November 2021. In addition to our legislative priorities, the MDA continues to monitor all legislation relating to scope of practice, and regulatory and third-party payer matters as it pertains to the dental profession.

MDA Legislative Priorities

  • Credentialing
  • Direct Primary Care Agreements/In-Office Dental Plans
  • Network Leasing
  • Missouri Dental Board Pilot Project
  • Appropriations
  • Dentist Vaccine Delivery

Capitol Connection: Exclusive Member Benefit

All MDA members receive a weekly report during the legislative session with recent legislative activity and updates. If you are not receiving these updates and wish to, contact the MDA office to verify your preferred email address and/or be added.


Without the MODentPAC, MDA members would not have the ability to establish and maintain solid relationships with the policy makers of this state. Your contributions allow us to secure the time and attention of key players within the General Assembly. If you are not a member, you can sign up to become a monthly contributor or provide a one-time contribution. You also can contribute on your dues statement. MODentPAC supports candidates who support dentistry regardless of party affiliation. Contributions are made at the recommendation of the MODentPAC Board of Directors. Donate to MODentPAC. 


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