Terms of Use

This web site www.mndental.org is solely owned and managed by the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA). Therefore, users of www.mndental.org are subject to the following Terms of Use:


All content on this website is provided “as is” and for informational purposes only. Neither the MDA nor its affiliated entities make any representations or warranties, of any kind or any nature, whether express or implied, created by law, contract or otherwise, including, without limitation, any representations or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or noninfringement. In no event shall the MDA or its affiliated entities be liable for any damages of any kind or nature, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages or loss of profits arising from, or in connection with, the existence, operation, use or reliance of this site, regardless of whether the MDA has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Content should not be used as a substitute for dental/medical, financial, legal, practice management, or other professional advice. Please consult with appropriate professionals for personal health care matters. Business decisions, including decisions about method of practice, are personal choices to be made by individual dentists. The MDA does not, via mndental.org or otherwise, encourage dentists to make any particular business decision on issues addressed herein, including with respect to whether and how to participate in managed care plans. Moreover, the MDA discourages dentists from taking any unlawful collective action, including but not limited to price fixing or boycotts.

This web site is dynamic in nature and, therefore, changes are made regularly. Every effort is made to keep content as current as possible. Clinical information reflects the science of dentistry at the time of posting on this web site. However, information contained here should be used with the understanding that continued research may result in new findings or recommendations.

Links to other web sites are provided for convenience only. The MDA does not necessarily endorse the policies, practices or opinions expressed on those sites, and makes no guarantee of the accuracy of content provided. Periodically, links to these resources might be inoperable due to circumstances beyond our control.


All content of this web site, along with the MDA logo, are copyrighted by the Minnesota Dental Association. Ownership extends to text and graphics, including the arrangement and presentation of all materials.

Downloading of information from this web site is permissible for personal, non-commercial use only. Materials reproduced for educational purposes must include a statement identifying the Minnesota Dental Association as the source. Materials may not be modified, rearranged or in any way altered from the original presentation on this site.

And “Sip All Day, Get Decay” and “The Power of Sour on Your Teeth” are registered trademarks of the Minnesota Dental Association. Any use of or reproduction of these marks are strictly prohibited without prior written permission*. Links may be made to mndental.org, provided the link does not use the MDA logo and that the link does not imply that the MDA or its affiliates endorse the linking site, unless prior written permission to indicate such an endorsement has been granted by the MDA.

*MDA Members may use the MDA logo (service mark) on certain promotional pieces to indicate membership in the Association, provided a written license agreement has been signed. For more information or to obtain a copy of the Service Mark License Agreement, contact the MDA office at 1-800-950-3368.


Transmission of information via the internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We do, however, have security measures in place (passwords and encrypted methods) to protect your information. Personal information that you provide to us (to register for a class, make a payment, apply for a job, or send an email message) is viewed only by those people who need the information to respond to your request. We do not sell or in any other way distribute email addresses or personal information of users of this site.

Information that does not personally identify you is collected by the MDA for various purposes, including tracking web site usage and related statistics. This assists us in collecting information about how our web site is viewed and how we can improve its performance.