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MDA Spearheads Introduction of Legislation Seeking Funding for Dental Academic Institutions

March 5, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – In an effort to strengthen dental education and improve access to dental care, the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA), in collaboration with the Minnesota Educators of Dental Assisting and the Minnesota Dental Hygiene Educators Association, have led the introduction of legislation seeking to appropriate state funds to dental academic institutions. This legislation aims […] Read More »

Dr. Rosalie Perpich Installed as President of Minnesota Dental Association

September 28, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Dr. Rosalie Perpich was installed as president of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) for the 2023-2024 term at the Association’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Bloomington. Dr. Perpich spent six years in the Minnesota National Guard as a medic before becoming a dentist. She is a 1997 graduate of the University […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Announces 2023-2024 Officers and Trustees

September 28, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – New officers and trustees were elected at the Minnesota Dental Association’s annual House of Delegates meeting on September 27 in Bloomington. The newly elected 2023-2024 officers include Dr. Rosalie Perpich as president; Dr. Alejandro Aguirre as president-elect; Dr. Scott Wagnild as first vice-president; and Dr. John Noack as second vice-president. Dr. Stephen […] Read More »

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 »