Today’s dental students are the practicing dentists of tomorrow. The MDA is committed to helping students succeed through programs and services offered free as part of their membership. All Michigan dental students are MDA members!

On-Campus Programming

Throughout the year the MDA sponsors lunch and learn programming to supplement classroom and clinic education. Topics include the business of dentistry, insurance coverage, and finding a position after graduation.

Journal Classifieds and Job Board

The MDA Job Board is an interactive online job board with opportunities for dentists and dental team members, including hygienists, assistants, and office managers. You can place a listing or respond to a job opportunity on this exciting, interactive site.

Resume and Cover Letter Reviews

This free service is available upon request to any MDA member, but is particularly useful for new graduates.

Establishing Your Dental Career Guidebook

Newly revised, this publication tells you what you need to know to begin a rewarding professional career in Michigan. It’s available free from the MDA.

MDA Journal and Journal eNews

All dental students receive the MDA Journal as a benefit of membership as well as the monthly Journal eNews electronic newsletter.

Representation in MDA Governance

The MDA gives students an opportunity to have a voice in the future of their profession as dental students. Dental students from both schools have a seat on most MDA committees, as well as in the MDA House of Delegates.

Access to MDA Insurance and MDA Services

MDA Insurance and MDA Services offer money-saving resources designed by member dentists, for member dentists — and dental students, too. Visit to learn more!

Connections to Other States

The MDA will help connect graduating dental students to services, dentists, and programs through any of the ADA-affiliated dental societies.

ADA Contract Analysis Services

The contract you sign with third-party payers is arguably the most important practice decision you can make. Use this free MDA/ADA service to make more informed decisions for your practice’s future before you sign a contract.


The Michigan Dental Association Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for dental and dental team students to reduce the impact of the cost of education.

Student Loan Relief

The MDA endorses SoFi for student loan consolidation and refinancing. Find out how SoFi can help you manage your student debt.