New Dentist Resources 

2019 New Dentist Socials

Feeling welcomed and having a fun place to connect as local professionals is vital to involving more new dentists in organized dentistry. To help make this a possibility, the MDA will be hosting New Dentist social events in the five smaller components. These will feature good food and beverages and nice prizes. Please plan to participate, invite another new dentist colleague (or a few), and enjoy the festivities! For any questions contact Paul at

  • Central Dental Society
    Sept. 19  |  6-8p  |  Turkey Creek Golf Center  |  Jefferson City
  • Southeast Dental Society
    Sept. 25  |  6-8p  |  Dogwood Social House  |  Cape Girardeau
  • Northeast Dental Society
    Oct. 4  |  2-4pP  |  The Pear Tree Kitchen & Bar  |  Macon
  • Northwest Dental Society
    Oct. 11  |  4-6p   |   503 Winery  |  St Joseph
  • Southwest Dental Society
    Oct. 23   |   6-8p  |  Old Chicago  |  Joplin

Staffed Component New Dentist Events

Greater St. Louis Dental Society
Sept. 19  |  ND/New Grad Welcome  |  6:30-9p  |  Helen Fitzgerald's  |  St. Louis 
Dec. 12  |  ND Holiday Party  |  6:30-9p  |  Llywelyn’s  |  Webster Groves

Greater Springfield Dental Society
Sept. 19  |  6-7pm  |  Queen City Wine Dive  |  Springfield  

Greater Kansas City Dental Society
Sept. 26  |  6-9p  |  Topgolf  |  Overland Park

Missouri Dental Insurance Services

MDIS offers complete array of insurance and financial products and services for dentists, families and staff. Learn more about the new graduate premium rates by contacting MDIS.

New grads who are current MDA members are eligible for your first year of malpractice insurance coverage free (prepaid by the MDA). Contact Jerri at MDIS to learn more. Contact Stacey if you have not converted your membership from Student to Dentist.

The MDA New Dentist Committee 

The New Dentist Committee is committed to organize, plan and conduct effective activities for new dentists, including several activities at Missouri’s two dental schools for dental students and the Connect4Success new dentist meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The MDA Board of Trustees includes as a voting member, a delegate of the MDA New Dentist Committee. This NDC Board Member is nominated by the committee and ensures the voice of the new dentist is heard in the Association.

 American Dental Association

The American Dental Association has a variety of resources to assist new dentists. Some of these include:

  • ADA New Dentist Conference at the Annual Session 
  • The ADA Center for Professional Success provides practical, member-only content to help you manage your career, expand your knowledge and balance your life.  
  • ADA Dental Product Guide is easy-access directory to the supplies, equipment and services available to help make your dental practice a success. ​
  • ADA Store New dentists use offer code 20652 to save 15% on all ADA Store products. Go online or call 800-947-4746.
  • ADA New Dentist News is a quarterly publication, distributed as an insert in the ADA News as a member resource for new dentists and dental students. 
  • New Dentist Now Blog features resources for new dentists and dental students as well as news and insight on the dental profession and beyond.
  • Various resources for new dentists which are linked from the ADA Dental Student Page.
  • The ADA exclusively endorses Laurel Road for student loan consolidation/refinancing providing unmatched opportunities for ADA members to refinance existing federal and private undergraduate and graduate school loans at a 0.25% lower rate than DRB’s already low rates.