The Michigan Dental Association was founded in 1856 and is the oldest professional association in Michigan. The MDA’s 5,500 members represent 75 percent of the dentists in the state. The MDA is headquartered in Okemos and its members practice in 26 local dental societies throughout the state. MDA members are also members of the American Dental Association, the nation’s leading oral health authority.
Guided by integrity, ethics and committed to safeguarding the public’s oral health, the MDA believes:
- oral health is integral to overall health;
- in an inclusive environment that embraces diversity;
- that the profession of dentistry and the oral health team must be led by dentists to ensure the safety of the public; and
- that life-long learning is critical to excellence in patient care.