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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 »

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 »

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 »