Membership in the Minnesota Dental Association includes automatic membership in the American Dental Association and your local dental society. This powerful partnership of people and programs helps protect your career investment so you can focus on your patients’ oral health.
Need more reasons to join? Here are 150 of them.
2018 ADA Highlights
ADA Highlights: Driving Dentistry Forward
2018 was an incredible year for dentistry and growing our network of dedicated members. More than 163,000 strong, together we continue to advance dentistry through our leadership of the profession and our actions on behalf of improving public health. Thank you for all of your hard work that led to our shared success.
I wasn’t a member for ten years after dental school and started to feel “out of touch.” As a solo practitioner, I didn’t feel up to date with critical regulatory and practice management issues. Being a member now has rejuvenated my spirit toward our profession.
– Peter Cannon, D.D.S., MDA Past President
I’m a member for a few different reasons: Collaboration, leadership, and the need to secure the future of dentistry. Through events, I have established relationships with other dentists that have helped me become a better and more informed dentist.
– Jeff Remakel, D.D.S., 2011 Graduate and MDA Membership Committee Chair
CE, networking, and advocacy are all great reasons to be a member but I have come to value the governance and policy-making aspects of the MDA. Our industry validity and viability is critical. This value builds our robustness while continuing to honor our traditions and to keep up with change. Collectively we benefit and can only grow stronger. Also pertinent to me are the continued efforts with new dentist membership and retention and practice resources.
– Aruna Rao, D.D.S., MDA New Dentist Committee Chair
I belong to the association because, as professionals, we should be proud of the bond we all share. The tripartite organization allows us to band together. I joined to develop relationships and I stay active to learn from those who have excelled in the profession.
– Amber Cziok, D.D.S., MDA 1st Vice President
The many services and resources that organized dentistry provides have definitely
helped my clinical and business skills and made me a better dentist. But even more
important to me personally are the opportunities for leadership that all levels of the
tripartite organization have afforded me. I have had the experiences of being on
local executive committees, serving as president of my district, leading task forces,
chairing committees, and being a part of groups that make important decisions for
dentistry. This has given me the satisfaction of being a part of the big picture in
creating change and progress in our profession. These experiences have given me
the confidence to speak up with my opinions, with others in dentistry, but also in
other areas of my life. I have also enjoyed meeting inspiring and dynamic speakers at the MDA’s annual women dentists seminars and the Fall Women’s Retreat, as well as connect with
energetic, interesting women from all over the state. All of this has enriched my life
and made my career in dentistry much more fulfilling than I could have imagined
– Laura Eng, D.D.S.
I have found that every time I call with a question, it does not take long for someone to eagerly help. If they don’t know the answer, they find out and get back to me.
– Donna Hecker, D.D.S.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about a trial membership, please contact Director of Membership Dawn Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 950-3368 ext. 103.
Membership in the Minnesota Dental Association is available to dentists and dental students. Review the different types of membership to see which one best suits your situation.