Active Life Membership

Beginning the 2021 dues cycle, the ADA is increasing its dues for the Active Life membership category. Active Life members are defined as an active member dentist in good standing for at least 30 consecutive years or a total of 40 years, and have reached the age of 65. 

While ADA is making this change, the MDA is not aligning with the change at this time (therefore, it is not increasing its dues on the state level for Active Life members); however, the change has been presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration to be further evaluated in 2021. 

Most MDA component societies also are not aligning with the dues increase at this time, although the Greater St. Louis Dental Society will be discussing it and making a decision at its October 2020 annual business meeting. 

Therefore, in 2021, all Active Life members will see a slight increase in ADA dues (as described below), no increase in MDA dues, and may see an increase in local dues.

Following are FAQs provided by the ADA about the dues change.

  • Why are my dues increasing?
  • How will my dues change?
  • When will the dues change take effect?
  • Why should I maintain my membership in 2021?
  • Exclusive Offers for Active Life Members

2020 Active Life Members

The MDA salutes these new MDA life members! Life Members have been the foundation from which we operate today, and we truly appreciate their many contributions to the profession—we’re proud to count them among this select group! Each year the MDA awards Life Membership status. In August, Life Members were sent an ADA Life Member pin and certificate.

Congratulations to the following Life Member doctors!

Dr. Robert Abernathy, Lee’s Summit
Dr. Henry J Antolak, Leawood, KS
Dr. George F Blaich, IV, Poplar Bluff
Dr. Danna P Cotner, Cape Girardeau
Dr. Gilbert J Cyr, St. Louis
Dr. Lawrence W Doerr, St. Louis
Dr. Robert H Dye, Columbia
Dr. Robert K Engle, Concordia
Dr. Michael J Faddis, St. Louis
Dr. Debra F Fink, St. Louis
Dr. Steven A Franz, St. Louis
Dr. Kenneth A Fuchs, Columbia
Dr. David A Groenke, Gerald
Dr. Stephen W Hiatt, O’Fallon
Dr. Ronald E Inge, Edwardsville, IL
Dr. Rodger W Janes, Belle
Dr. James D Jersak, Springfield
Dr. Saba S Khalil, St. Louis
Dr. Joan K Knuth, Parkville
Dr. Dale Kunkel, Neosho
Dr. John R Landgraf, Jr., St. Louis
Dr. Ronald T Lang, St. Louis
Dr. John A Leible, Sikeston
Dr. Jonathan J Majers, St. Louis
Dr. Marsha L Marden, St. Louis
Dr. Richard G Mark, Independence
Dr. Mark X McCarthy, Kirkwood
Dr. Dennis R Monnig, Springfield
Dr. Daniel A Narup, St. Louis
Dr. David M Neal, Chillicothe
Dr. Scott F Nolen, Florissant
Dr. Craig J Plahn, St. Louis
Dr. Pamela J Pogson, Independence
Dr. Gail D Redman, East Prairie
Dr. Donald D Riley, Kirksville
Dr. Ralph K Ruckman, Independence
Dr. Gerald Schmitz, Imperial
Dr. Daniel L Sindelar, St. Louis
Dr. John C Snow, Independence
Dr. John W Tabash, St. Louis
Dr. David J Thein, Leawood, KS
Dr. Mark M Tobben, Washington
Dr. Champ C Todd, Canton
Dr. Mark L Trulsson, St. Joseph
Dr. June K Wolff, Clayton
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