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MDA Member Dentists Can Make a Difference as a Volunteer Leader

This section of michigandental.org gives you tips and ideas you can use to explore all the great things that being a volunteer leader with organized dentistry has to offer. Included are short-term and long-term opportunities as well as ways you can gain further leadership skills. The menu below shows you more.

Michigan dentistry needs your skills, your insights, your experience, and your enthusiasm. Get started today!


Quick and Easy Opportunities

No time? No problem! Fast ways to get involved!

  • Share your views by writing a letter or an article in the MDA Journal.
  • Serve on an MDA Journal reader panel.
  • Host a speaker at Annual Session.
  • Recruit a non-member into membership.
  • Take photos at a dental society event.
  • Attend an MDA legislative lunch or meeting.
  • Speak out in support of fluoride in your community.
  • Respond to MDA legislative alerts when received.
  • Participate in the biannual MDA compensation and dental fee surveys.

Short-term Opportunities

A little more time, but not a major commitment.

  • Serve as an MDA mentor.
  • Share your expertise on an MDA task force or workgroup.
  • Volunteer as an MDA Journal clinical reviewer.
  • Organize a fundraiser for a political candidate.
  • Participate in the MDA LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program.
  • Sign up for the MDA COVER (Colleagues Offering Varied Emergency Relief) program.
  • Speak at an MDA continuing education course.

Longer-term Opportunities

For those seeking a more substantial commitment.

  • Serve on the MDA Journal Editorial Advisory Board.
  • Serving on an MDA board or committee:
    • MDA Committees: Put your expertise to work on a longer-term basis.
    • MDA Board of Trustees: Help shape Michigan dentistry’s future.
    • MDA House of Delegates: Help support and advance the profession of dentistry.
    • Nominating Committee: Your interest in serving on the MDA Board of Trustees begins with the Nominating Committee, which nominates trustees, officers, ADA delegates, and alternates to the House of Delegates.
    • MDA Subsidiaries and Affiliate Groups: Explore the volunteer opportunities available through MDA’s subsidiary organizations MDA Insurance, MDA Services, MDA Foundation, and MDA Dental PAC.

MDA Member Dentist Volunteer Interest Form


Who Are You?

What Are Your Interests?

(Check all that apply.)

Type of Involvement You Prefer?

(Check all that apply.)

Examples: Attend an in-district meeting with a legislator, write a Journal or newsletter article, serve as a host at a CE meeting, review a new MDA member resource, be a Mission of Mercy volunteer.


Examples: Participate in a work group or think tank, be a spokesperson for community water fluoridation in your area.


Examples: Serve on an MDA committee, the Board of Trustees, or on a committee or board for a related organization.

Where Are You Interested in Volunteering?

(Check all that apply.)

Have specific ideas on how you'd like to get involved? Tell us here!

Questions?

Contact Jennifer Lennemann, executive assistant, at 517-346-9461.