There is a lot of moving when you are in dental school. Update your home mailing address, photo, etc. 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.
The ADA provides a variety of student and new graduate resources. Click here to visit the ADA Dental Student page.
The ADA’s Council on Dental Education and Licensure provides a Specialty Licensure Map, which highlights the requirements for dental specialty licensure/permit/designation in each state. It joins the Initial Licensure, Continuing Education and Renewal and Licensure by Credentials Maps as part of the Dental Licensure Dashboard, a collection of interactive maps on ADA.org that houses information related to the state licensure requirements that span the lifecycle of a dentists’ career. Checkout ADA.org/licensuremaps.
You can’t put a price on it. It’s hard to put a value on protecting the profession. As a student and new dentist, you may not feel you have time to become involved with governmental and regulatory affairs. That’s why MDA makes it our business to be an advocate for you and the dental profession. Your membership gives you a voice in legislative decisions that can directly affect dentistry in Missouri.
Focus: MDA publishes a magazine 4 times a year and will automatically email you a link to view the magazine digitally. If you prefer to have the Focus mailed to you, email Stacey and inform her of your mailing preference and mailing address.
Social Media: Various social media channels keep you connected with what’s happening at your Association. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Flickr and watch videos on MoDental On Demand.
Blogs: The MDA Blog The Week That Was keeps you in the loop with what's going on in the MDA. 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.
ADA Practice Transitions: Simplify your practice transition by starting your profile today. This program supports independent dentistry by helping dentists buy or sell a practice, hire an associate, or find a job. adapracticetransitions.com
Classified & Listings: How do you plan to practice after graduation? Will you become an associate, go into public health or have your own solo private practice? The MDA has a classified listings at modental.org/classifieds to help you connect with career opportunities. You can find ads for practices seeking associates, full and part time employment, dental practices and equipment for sale. You also can create your own listing!
Insurance: A complete array of products and services including board exam policies and health, life, disability, home and auto insurance for students and their families, all from the MDA subsidiary, Missouri Dental Insurance Services (MDIS).
New Practice Checklists: The MDA and the ADA have developed checklists that can help you as you are starting your new Practice.