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Minnesota Dental Association Shares Tips to Improve Your Oral Health in 2022

December 27, 2021

The Minnesota Dental Association is urging all Minnesotans to make a resolution to improve their oral health in 2022. 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 Mouth-healthy Resolutions  Start… Brushing your teeth […] Read More »

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 »


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 »

Dental Access Partners and Minnesota Dental Association Send Letter to Sen. Michelle Benson Urging Her to Support Dental Provisions Being Debated

June 2, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Dental Access Partners (DAP) and Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) shared the following letter with Senator Benson regarding the dental proposals currently being negotiated between Senator Benson, the House, and the Governor’s office. For over a decade, dental advocates, DHS and some lawmakers have been split on how to address our broken […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Urges Legislators to Address Oral Health Priorities During Special Session

May 20, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Dental Association is calling on legislators to address oral health priorities in special session. Current dental provider reimbursement rates in Minnesota’s Medicaid program are based off average submitted charges from 1989. The 32-year-old rates are inadequate and, for many dentists, can mean the difference in program participation. Minnesotans need access […] 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 »