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Benefits of Membership

At the local, state and national levels, your membership provides powerful benefits.

As a member of your component dental society:

  • Continuing Education - Grow professionally and stay current with the latest clinical advances through component sponsored continuing education, seminars and study clubs.
  • Peer Review - The peer review and mediation system helps members avoid costly litigation through peer resolution of disputes with patients or third party payers.
  • Monthly Exchange with Colleagues - Meet your peers, exchange ideas and share fellowship during monthly component meetings and social functions.
  • Community Relations - Participate in programs such as Children's Dental Health Month, Senior Smile Week, low income health clinics and health fairs to benefit those who rely on your professional help.
  • Get Involved: Be a Leader - Serve on local and state committees that interest you and provide opportunities to develop your leadership skills.

As a member of the Montana Dental Association:

  • Professionally Staffed Central Office - Connect with MDA's staff with a toll-free (800/257-4988) call for help on regulations, practice management, reimbursement and other concerns affecting your practice.
  • Legislative Representation - MDA is your voice on dental issues in Montana government. MDA lobbyists are proactive at the Legislature, Board of Dentistry and other regulatory bodies.
  • Direct Reimbursement - MDA is coordinating an all-out campaign to make direct reimbursement a reality for Montana employers, which will preserve fee-for-service dentistry and enhance employee dental benefits.
  • Education Materials - MDA's audio-visual library is an excellent source of video tapes, brochures and other materials for you, your patients, staff and schools.
  • Publications - MDA brings you current, Montana information on dentistry through the MDA News, legislative updates and the annual MDA Directory of Members & Dental Resource Guide.
  • Insurance and Financial Services - Participate in MDA's group health insurance plan, disability insurance, professional liability insurance and in MDA-endorsed credit card services and Gold MasterCard.
  • Peer Review - MDA coordinates this statewide program.
  • Annual Session - An affordable way to learn from top clinicians and speakers, view the latest products and services and meet your peers from around the state.
  • Continuing Education - Attend MDA-sponsored CE programs, held conveniently throughout the state during the year.

As a member of the American Dental Association:

  • ADA's Toll-free Number and ADA ONLINE - Access ADA's numerous resources through toll-free, members-only number (800/621-8099) or on the Internet (http://www.ada.org).
  • Practice Management - Protect your patient base and attract new patients while strengthening your management skills through the use of ADA publications and seminars.
  • Legal Affairs - Obtain up-to-date legal information regarding OSHA regulations, AIDS-related issues, antitrust law, HIPAA and other federal law issues and insurance contract analysis.
  • Advocacy - Support the "voice of the dental profession" - your voice in Congress - now addressing critical issues such as regulatory reform, OSHA, health system reform, DEA and National Practitioners' Data Bank regulations.
  • ADA's Annual Session - The nation's premier dental meeting and your opportunity to meet your colleagues from around the country, fulfill CE needs and view clinical and technical advances from around the world.
  • Publications - Learn about clinical procedures and methodologies, scientific developments, and news of important events concerning the dental community through The Journal of the American Dental Association and the ADA News.
  • ADA Library - Enjoy full privileges, including mail order and photocopy services at the most complete facility of its kind in the world.

 

Montana Dental Association
P.O. Box 1154
Helena, Montana 59624

E-Mail: mda@mt.net
800-257-4988
(In Montana only)
406-443-2061 (in the Helena area)
Fax: 406-443-1546

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