Retired Members

Retired Membership

Membership Options

Retired Membership: Available to a member in good standing who has been an active member and is now a retired member, and is no longer earning an income from the performance of service as a member of the faculty of a dental school, as a dental administrator or consultant, or as a practitioner of any activity for which a license to practice dentistry is required by the state.

Retired Life Membership: Available to a member who meets the above requirements for retired membership and who meets the requirements for life membership. Life membership is available to a member who has been a member of the tripartite for 30 consecutive years or 40 total years, and is a member in good standing. Life membership is effective the calendar year following the year in which these requirements are fulfilled.

Contact Stacey Hemmel to learn more about Retired and Retired Life Membership. 

Retired Focus Subscription

The MDA Focus is the MDA official member publication. You may purchase a subscription for $25 by calling the MDA office. Members also may access issues online, at no cost.

Retiring Dentist Resources

The transition to retirement affects your patients and your practice. There are several useful tools and resources available to you through your membership to help.

Closing A Practice

Find resources for the various steps involved when closing a practice. If you decide to sell your practice, member dentists receive a discounted rate when placing a classified ad.

Volunteer Licensure

There is a Volunteer License available for retired dentists and hygienists who still wish to provide free care. These licenses are provided at no cost to qualifying dentists and hygienists and can be renewed bi-annually. Both volunteer licensed dentists and hygienists must provide all of their services free of charge; dentists are required to complete 40 hours of CE per renewal, hygienists are required to complete 25 hours of CE per renewal. Contact the Missouri Dental Board for details.