Thanks for Making the 2016 Mission of Mercy in Santa Fe a Success

The New Mexico Dental Association would like to thank all of those who participated in the 2016 Mission of Mercy in Santa Fe.  Over 1200 community volunteers gathered April 8-9th at the Santa Fe Convention Center to provider free dental care to 1218 patients, for a total of $1.16 million in donated care.  We would like to graciously thank the City of Santa Fe, all of the event sponsors, the volunteers and the oral health providers who generously gave of their time.

Charity is not a solution to the oral health issues facing our state.  But, the Mission of Mercy provides an opportunity to shine a light on the barriers to access that need to be fixed in order for all New Mexicans to receive the oral health care they need. The NMDA's Focus 2020 plan outlines ways state and national leadership can start making changes to address these issues.

Thanks again to everyone who made the 2016 Mission of Mercy a success.  We are looking forward to the 2017 event in Albuquerque.

NMDA/ADA Member Dr. David Manzanares Discusses how he Saved Thousands on his Student Loans with this Exclusive Program

The NMDA/ADA has just released a video featuring Dr. David Manzanares talking about the ADA’s exclusive endorsement of DRB’s student loan consolidation/refinancing program.  The program gives ADA members unmatched opportunities to refinance existing federal and private undergraduate and graduate school loans at a 0.25% lower rate than DRB’s already low rates. Visit student.drbank.com/ADA to view rates and apply.  Watch the video below...
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ADDS Starts Year with Mixer, Announces 2016 Event Schedule

On January 14th, the Albuquerque District Dental Society held a mixer event at the Heimat House restaurant.  The gathering was an opportunity to bring together area providers in a relaxed setting to enjoy a free buffet of German food and sample delicious beer.  The event kicked off a schedule of lectures and social events throughout the year, including:

March 4th- “Turning Your Potential Into Production”- McKenzie Management, 8-12pm Embassy Suites.

April 22nd- Nobel Biocare lecture by Dr. Wadwani, 8-5pm Marriott Uptown

May 22nd- “What Patients Look for and What Search Engines Demand…3 Strategies that successful practices use to attract patients,” County Line 6-8PM.

Dentistry Selected as America’s Top Job

Dec. 3, 2015

U.S. World and News Report ranks dentistry as the #1 “Best Job 2015.”  By assessing what careers have the best opportunities for advancement, best quality of life and greatest income potential, dentistry was selected as the top job. 

The article also states that “It's also a good idea to get involved in local and state dental associations for networking purposes.”  We couldn’t agree more! 

Read the full report here.

NMDA News:Volunteer Registration for the 2016 Mission of Mercy in Santa Fe now open!

September 16, 2015

Volunteer Registration for the New Mexico Dental Association Foundation 2016 Mission of Mercy in Santa Fe is now open!  Jobs include everything from door greeter to translators to security.  The event will be held at the Santa Fe Convention Center April 7-10th, 2016.  For more information on how you can help at this life changing charity dental event, please visit nmdentalfoundation.org.  

NMDA News: ADA Recognizes New Mexico CDHC Students
September 11, 2015

The ADA recently published an article recognizing the exciting work of 2 CNM CDHC students.  As part of their training, both Sonia Vandever and Florina Howard completed summer internships on tribal lands in the Navajo Nation.  Both grew up on the Navajo Nation, and they were eager to expand access and improve oral health education in their communities.  To read the full article on the progress of these students, as well the success of the CDHC program in New Mexico, please click here.