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Minnesota Dental Association’s Third Party Payer Bill Successful

June 8, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Dental Association’s (MDA) successfully advocated for legislation addressing third party payer issues such as fee schedule disclosure, method of payment, and network leasing. The bill, which will bring further transparency to the dental plan and provider relationship, was included in the final Commerce budget bill signed into law by Governor […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Successfully Leads Effort to Expand Adult Dental Medicaid Benefit Set

May 24, 2023

The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) successfully led a legislative effort to expand the adult dental Medicaid benefit set. The legislation, included in the 2023 Health and Human Services Omnibus, was signed by Governor Walz today. For the first time since 2009, Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents, including low-income individuals, people with disabilities, and seniors, will have […] Read More »

Innovative Legislative Showcase Returns to MN Capitol in 2023

February 27, 2023

The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Oral Health Coalition will host the third annual Oral Health Showcase on March 2, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Minnesota State Capitol,  L’Etoile du Nord Vault Room, the basement rotunda of the Capitol, adjacent to the Capitol café. The Oral Health Showcase returns to the […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Shares Tips to Improve Your Oral Health in 2023

December 13, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS – December 13, 2022 – The Minnesota Dental Association is urging all Minnesotans to make a resolution to improve their oral health in 2023. Eliminating bad habits, starting good habits, and prevention are all key to maintaining good oral health and avoiding the risk of gum disease and other possible dental-related conditions. Tips for […] Read More »

Dr. Tim Holland Installed as President of Minnesota Dental Association

October 4, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Dr. Tim Holland was installed as president of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) for the 2022-2023 term at the Association’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Rochester. A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in 1988, Dr. Holland, went on to earn his D.D.S. degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Announces 2022-2023 Officers and Trustees

October 4, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – New officers and trustees were elected at the Minnesota Dental Association’s annual House of Delegates meeting on September 23 in Rochester. The newly elected 2022-2023 officers include Dr. Tim Holland as president; Dr. Rosalie Perpich as president-elect; Dr. Alejandro Aguirre as first vice-president; Dr. Scott Wagnild as second vice-president; and Dr. Loren […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Recommends Back to School Dental Check-Ups

August 23, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, causing them to miss more than 51 million school hours each year. Untreated cavities may lead to infections and problems with focusing in school. The Minnesota Dental Association recommends scheduling your child for a dental checkup during the beginning of the school […] Read More »

Volunteer Dental Professionals Bringing Free Dental Care to St. Cloud

June 13, 2022

MISSION OF MERCY RETURNS TO MN JULY 29-30 TO PROVIDE DENTAL SERVICES TO THOUSANDS  St. Cloud, MN – According to the Minnesota Department of Health, more than 25% of Minnesotans are without dental insurance, and nearly 16% have foregone dental care within the past year. The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation are bringing […] Read More »