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Dentists Remain Available for Dental Emergencies During COVID-19

March 24, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS – As Minnesota dentists follow a mandate by the Governor’s Office to temporarily suspend non-emergent and elective procedures in order to lessen transmission of COVID-19, many dentists remain available to provide emergency care – and they urge people to seek that care by contacting a dentist if they need it. “Oral health is an […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association and Minnesota Oral Health Coalition debut the “Oral Health Showcase” at Minnesota Capitol on March 12

March 9, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) and the Minnesota Oral Health Coalition (MOHC) will host the Oral Health Showcase, an inaugural exhibit of oral health programs and organizations at the Minnesota State Capitol on March 12, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Showcase will take place in the L’Etoile du Nord Vault, […] 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 »


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 »