Food For Thought: Fall of 2020, each presentation will feature a recent graduate dentist who will talk about their journey in the profession. Every student who joins the webinar and stays to the end will be accounted for and will receive an e-gift by text. The dollar amount is to be a surprise, based upon how many stick around to the end. To qualify you must use your full name on the Zoom webinar so we can identify you. No nicknames or phone numbers. Gift cards and t-shirts will be raffled off, so stay until the end for a chance to win! And to sweeten the pot even further, those students who attend both FFT webinars will be entered into a drawing for a Yeti backpack cooler. Zoom instructions and links to the webinars will be sent to all students the week of the webinar. Spring 2021 schedule will be announced at a later date.
Fall Video Contest: Show us your video skills and win $1000 cash. Submit a 2-minute video about why the MDA Rocks. Click here for video details. Deadline is November 29.
- 1st Place $1000
- 2nd Place $500
- 3rd Place $250
- $50 gift cards to winners of “Staff Favorites”
Join us for the Dental Student Award Zoom on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30pm. We will give away a Yeti cooler with the MDA/MDIS logos–a $300 value and reveal the video contest winners. Plus you’ll hear an update on MDA activities for 2021.
MDA App: The MDA has created a mobile app to be a resource to its members. MDA members can access their ADA number, stay current with MDA news, find the most up-to-date calendar and events, student offerings, savings and more, all from the convenience of an app.
Social Media: Various social media channels keep you connected with what’s happening at your Association. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube or read the MDA Blog The Week That Was. The ADA New Dentist Now Blog features resources for new dentists and dental students as well as news and insight on the dental profession and beyond.
Dental Scholarship Program: The MDA Foundation Dental Scholarship Program- awards scholarships each year based upon achievement and need. The scholarship program is an initiative of the MDA Foundation in cooperation with the MDA and MDIS. Click here to learn more.
Board Exams: MDIS provides lunch for students taking the dental board exams in April/May and MDA/MDIS compiles membership benefit and insurance materials for the dental board candidates.
ASDA Sponsorship: The MDA New Dentist Committee sponsors the MDA student liaison from the UMKC School of Dentistry and A.T. Still University to attend the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Annual Session or Regional Meeting.
MyADA: There is a lot of moving when you are in dental school. Update your home mailing address, photo, etc. We especially need your home address to the mail you the Focus magazine. Visit ada.org/MyADA. Your user ID is typically your school email address. If you have any issues–you can always email Stacey your contact info.