Dental Student Information

Organized dentistry is a valuable resource to student members preparing for a career in dentistry. The MDA works with students at the UMKC School of Dentistry and ATSU Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health to provide various programs and services, such as Food for Thought, advocacy, scholarships and more. For questions about student benefits or programs, contact Paul Roberts, MDAF & Outreach Director or Stacey Hemmel, Membership Manager.

Food for thought

2021 Food for Thought Fall Schedule:

  • September 16 – UMKC ASDA Week
    Paul Roberts from the MDA speaking on the Enneagram
  • October 12 – UMKC Food For Thought – Room 202 & 209; Noon-1p
    Dr. Ryan Bland
  • October 27 – ATSU/St Louis Food For Thought – Classroom; Noon-1p
    Dr. Rachel Parker and Dr. Leah Norvell
  • November 16 – ATSU/Kirksville Food For Thought – Classroom; Noon-1p
    Dr. Patrick Stamos and Dr. Christina Gardner
  • November 18 – UMKC Food For Thought – Room 202 & 209; Noon-1p
    ADA Practice Transitions
  • November 30 – Student Virtual Event addressing student debt strategies with Laurel Road

Membership Resources

More Information

  • Sign Up for Text Reminders
  • MDA Student Events & Member Benefits
  • Additional Student Resources & Opportunities