Montana Dental Association

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 (
  • 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

(In Montana only)
406-443-2061 (in the Helena area)
Fax: 406-443-1546

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