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Minnesota Dental Association Warns Sour Treats May Cast Spell on Teeth

October 18, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – This Halloween the Minnesota Dental Association advises treat-givers to make tooth-healthy choices and to pass on popular sour candy options. They might seem harmless, but these tricky treats may haunt teeth later on. Candies promising a sweet and sour or “extreme sour” experience are very acidic. The acid in sour candies weakens […] Read More »

Dr. Amber Cziok Installed as President of Minnesota Dental Association

September 30, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Dr. Amber Cziok was installed as president of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) for the 2021-2022 term at the Association’s annual House of Delegates meeting. Dr. Cziok earned her undergraduate degree from Bemidji State University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, graduating with […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Announces 2021-2022 Officers and Trustees

September 30, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – New officers and trustees were elected at the Minnesota Dental Association’s annual House of Delegates meeting on September 24 in Bloomington. The newly-elected 2021-2022 officers include: Dr. Amber Cziok as president; Dr. Tim Holland as president-elect; Dr. Rosalie Perpich as first vice-president; and Dr. Alejandro Aguirre as second vice-president. Continuing their terms are […] Read More »

MINNESOTA DENTAL ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS BACK TO SCHOOL DENTAL CHECK-UPS

August 24, 2021

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 year. […] Read More »

Innovative Legislative Showcase Goes Virtual in 2021

January 26, 2021

St. Paul, MN  – The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Oral Health Coalition are proud to host the second annual Oral Health Showcase once again, an exhibit of oral health programs and organizations.  The event is scheduled to take place Monday February 8, 2021. Replacing the Minnesota State Capitol as the venue of choice, […] Read More »

Dr. James Nickman Installed as President of Minnesota Dental Association

September 28, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Dr. James Nickman, a pediatric dentist at Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates and associate clinical professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, has been installed as president of the Minnesota Dental Association for the 2020-2021 term at the Association’s (MDA) annual House of Delegates meeting. Dr. Nickman is actively involved in […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Announces 2020-2021 Officers and Trustees

September 28, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – New officers and trustees were elected at the Minnesota Dental Association’s annual House of Delegates meeting on September 25. The newly-elected 2020-2021 officers include: Dr. James Nickman as president; Dr. Amber Cziok as president-elect; Dr. Tim Holland as first vice-president; and Dr. Rose Perpich as second vice-president. Dr. Stephen McDonnell was elected as […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Recommends Routine Oral Care Visits During COVID-19

August 13, 2020

The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) encourages patients to continue routine dental care during COVID-19, saying dentistry is essential health care and that appropriate patient protections are in place at clinics across the state. MINNEAPOLIS, MN –  On August 12, 2020, the American Dental Association (ADA) released a statement strongly disagreeing with the World Health Organization’s […] Read More »

The Help Minnesota Smile Coalition Advocates for Reinstatement of Dental Benefits

February 26, 2020

A dental coalition is working to restore basic oral health benefits to help improve oral health among adults with low incomes. MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Help Minnesota Smile Coalition — a partnership between the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) and Dental Access Partners (Apple Tree Dental, Community Dental Care, and Hennepin Healthcare) — is advocating for […] Read More »

 Minnesota Dental Association Announces 2019-2020 Officers and Trustees

September 23, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS – New officers and trustees were elected at the Minnesota Dental Association’s annual House of Delegates meeting on September 13 in Duluth. The newly-elected 2019-2020 officers include: Dr. Stephen McDonnell as president; Dr. Jim Nickman as president-elect; Dr. Amber Cziok as first vice-president; and Dr. Tim Holland as second vice-president. Dr. Douglas Williams was elected […] Read More »

Dr. Stephen McDonnell Installed President of Minnesota Dental Association

September 23, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS – Dr. Stephen McDonnell was installed as president of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) for the 2019-2020 term at the Association’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Duluth. Involved in organized dentistry throughout his career, Dr. McDonnell has served within numerous leadership positions. He’s served as a past president and past trustee of the […] Read More »

TIPS ON BACK TO SCHOOL DENTAL CHECK-UPS

September 20, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS – 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 year. The […] Read More »

MDA Recommends Monitoring Sugar Content in Kids’ Summer Drinks

July 18, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS – While a hot summer day might have you reaching for a fruit juice, the Minnesota Dental Association encourages parents and caregivers to be aware of sugar content in these thirst-quenching beverages and limit the amount given to children. Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States. Oftentimes people […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association seeking to put teeth in Medicaid reimbursement for state’s children

June 11, 2018

Minnesota ranks nearly last for pediatric Medicaid dental rates MINNEAPOLIS – – The Minnesota Dental Association announced today a renewed campaign to grow support for raising Medicaid reimbursement rates for dental services in Minnesota. The state currently ranks 49th out of the 50 states in the nation for reimbursement rates of children needing dental care according to […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Launches Hesy-Re.com

March 14, 2018

New web app allows dentists and dental professionals to buy and sell dental practices, and post and apply for job opportunities. MINNEAPOLIS  – – March 14, 2018 – The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) announced today the launch of Hesy-Re.com, a new web app for dentists and dental professionals looking for new opportunities. Hesy-Re.com, named after the […] Read More »