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Giving Tuesday

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GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. While GivingTuesday is celebrated EVERY Tuesday, the annual celebration takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, November 29 this year. In recognition of the day, please consider a contribution to the Montana Oral Health Foundation.

The Foundation's mission is to support initiatives and programs that promote, provide or improve oral health for all Montanans through the support of dental education and access to care.

Your donations have supported Montana students with scholarships at the Great Falls College-MSU dental hygiene and dental assisting programs and the Salish Kootenai dental assisting program. In addition, because of your generosity, MOHF has provided college pre-dental clinics, dental supplies for charitable care, elementary schools student dental sealants, AbCd training, MDA's oral health public awareness campaign, and more. In 2021, MOHF contributed $25,000 towards the Great Falls College-MSU dental clinic's expansion enabling the school to train and graduate more dental hygienists.

Any amount is accepted, and we have an endowment that can provide you tax advantages for larger contributions, like practice sales. MOHF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit governed by a board composed of dentists and leaders from the community at large.

To learn more, go to: https://montanadental.org/montana-oral-health-foundation and to contribute, go to: https://www.bestcardteam.com/other/MTOHFdonations.html

2023 MDA Annual Award Nominations Now Open (2)

2023 MDA Annual Meeting - Award Nominations

Available now in an easy to complete fillable form.

Help MDA identify and honor dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and our newest category practice administrators/dental office managers for their contributions to dentistry and their communities.

Note: Clicking on the award name will download a Word document, not open a browser.

MDA's annual Clinical Excellence Award is presented to a dentist who has demonstrated commitment to continuing dental education, has an established reputation for excellence in clinical skills and has practiced for at least 15 years. The T.T. Rider Award is presented to a dentist for outstanding service to the profession and the community. The Component Societies of the MDA and member dentists may submit nominations.

The Outstanding Dental Hygienist, Outstanding Dental Assistant, and Outstanding Dental Office Manager awards are given to professionals in their field who exemplify dedication, leadership, skill, and extraordinary patient care.

Please consider nominating someone you know who deserves recognition. You may download the nomination form or contact the MDA office by phone at 800.257.4988 or email (info [AT] montanadental [DOT] org), and we'd be happy to mail, email, or fax you a form. Please submit your nominations to the MDA no later than February 17, 2023. Awards will be presented at the MDA's Annual Meeting, May 11-12, 2023, in Missoula.