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Member benefits of the MDA


Become an MDA Advocate for Dentistry

While you are in your office treating patients this week, 150 Montana legislators are preparing to gather in Helena to begin making decisions that will impact you and your dental practice. MDA is your advocate to ensure dentistry’s interests are successfully served by the 2017 Legislature. Please watch Dr. Gillette's Invitation to Dental Day on January 27 and learn about “Montana Action for Dental Health”, the MDA’s 2017 Legislative Agenda.

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Federal law requires patient interpreter services

A new federal rule, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, protects individuals from discrimination in health care on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity, and sex stereotyping. The rule requires providers to ensure interpreter services are available for patients who are not English proficient or who are hearing-impaired. ADA and MDA have provided resources to assist dentists in complying with Section 1557.

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Montana language interpreters

Montana sign language interpreters

Montana’s top 15 non-English languages and notice translations

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