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How to Join

To apply for membership, please print and complete a membership application and remit it by fax to 601-664-9796 or by mail to the MDA office at:

      Mississippi Dental Association
       439 B Katherine Drive
       Flowood, MS  39232-9781

Organized dentistry is founded upon a tripartite membership structure.  In Mississippi, this tripartite system consists of the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Dental Association and six component District Dental Societies.  Membership in all three organizations represents a powerful commitment on your part to continued growth as a professional, as an individual, as a dentist.

Now more than ever, professional growth and “the growth of the profession” are virtually inseparable.  Your membership, and the financial support it creates, is critical to the efforts taking place on your behalf.

We invite you to become a member of your professional association and to take advantage of the many programs offered to you through organized dentistry. The future of the profession continues to be full of changes and challenges.  There are numerous events and issues affecting dentistry on almost a daily basis.  Your thoughts, your ideas and your participation are important – your voice, as a member of organized dentistry, can help shape our profession – and your future.

Dues run on a calendar year basis, statements are sent to members in the middle of November each year and payment should be submitted to the MDA office by January 1 of the following year. 

To determine your membership dues amount contact Tamra Shepherd at 601-664-9691 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Q:  Why be a member?          

A:  Members have a wealth of resources and benefits, including access to:

  • Low-cost insurance programs such as medical & liability.
  • Informative publications like JADA and MDA Insider.
  • Legislative representation on issues, which affect the practice of dentistry in Mississippi.
  • Peer Review assistance in the resolution of disputes between patient and dentist.
  • Voluntary continuing education programs.
  • Membership will also give you the opportunity to network with your peers.

If you are still doubtful about becoming a member here are 150 more reasons to join.

You cannot do much to influence your profession by yourself.  But you can make a difference when you join over 900 other dentists in Mississippi.  Your membership now means a strong and united profession in the future.

For any questions regarding membership, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,  Director of Member Services at 601-664-9691


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