Michigan Dental Association - A Great Resource for Your Dental PracticeMar 14, 2023
The Michigan Dental Association’s (MDA) mission is to help dentists succeed. In order to do that, the MDA provides valuable services to its members including a monthly award-winning journal, a yearly Annual Session, and continuing education courses throughout the year. Whether you’re looking for continuing education, are wanting to post a job opening at your practice, or stay up to date on the latest news, the Michigan Dental Association is a great resource for you!
Benefits of the Michigan Dental Association Membership
Legislative Advocacy and Access
With the practice of dentistry, politics, and insurance constantly changing, it’s important to stay up to date on issues that impact you and your dental practice. The Legislative Action Center allows you to connect directly with lawmakers to advocate for important state legislative issues. The MDA team is available to travel to your local dental society in order to hear your views and provide updates. You can also opt-in for text alerts to inform you when quick action is needed on bills before the state legislature!
Each month, more than 4,000 consumers visit smilemichigan.com in order to search for a dentist. MDA allows you to have a profile in order for patients to find your office! The MDA also offers education resources for your patients including brochures, coloring books for kids, books and more for a discounted price. The Michigan Dental Association also has a public education campaign in which they focus on promoting the importance of dental health and to promote MDA dentists, primarily through digital marketing to a wide audience.
Keeping You in the Know
The MDA’s journal connects more than 6,000 Michigan dentists and team members in order to provide them with the most up-to-date news, clinical articles, and more. It was created in 1856 and is the oldest professional association in Michigan today, yet it is constantly innovating and growing to this day. The Journal is also the number one member benefit! To access their most up to date articles and news, click here.
Other ways the Michigan Dental Association keeps you informed is by their connection app, member e-connect publication and the job board.
You’re a talented dentist. You know dentistry inside and out, but sometimes legal challenges, staffing and professional problems can rise. With your MDA membership, you can contact the experienced MDA staff to help solve your challenges and get support. Other ways the MDA can help you is by regulatory compliance resources, employment law posters, dental insurance questions, DiSC Training and so much more.
You can easily plan your CE courses months in advance by browsing the course listings on the MDA’s website. Search by categories including:
- Health Insurance Seminars
- Dental Society Courses
- Certified Dental Business Professional
- Courses Meeting State Mandates
- Virtual or In-Person Courses
- And more!
When searching under these categories, you can easily see how much the course costs, where it’s at, who’s the speaker, a description of the course and more.
The Annual Session is one of the largest dental meetings in the United States! It’s 3 days full of courses, over 150 exhibits, and social events. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to network, increase your personal and professional potential and have a great time. The 2023 Annual Session will be May 3-6 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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The MDA allows you to post open job positions at your practice in order to find the best employee for your office. The enhanced job posting options range from $49-417 and you have the ability to feature your job posting. Candidates have the ability to search by keywords, location and distance. This is a great way to find a qualified candidate for your dental practice.
Michigan Dental Assosciation
As you can see, the Michigan Dental Association is a great resource for your dental practice. In order to learn more about membership costs, click here. While you focus on being the best dentist you can be, the Michigan Dental Association is here to help you with a strong network of professionals and programs to make your career the best it can be.
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