Volume 106, Number 4 (2024)

Every month, The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association provides news, information, and features about Michigan dentistry to our state's oral health community and the MDA's 6,200+ members. It stands as the primary publication reaching Michigan dentists.

In the April 2024 issue, the Journal focuses on the landscape of practicing in rural settings. Original content includes:

  • A cover story highlighting Michigan’s Donated Dental Service Program
  • A feature on Michigan’s Revised Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment Law
  • A feature article on the origins, future, and use of the CDT Code
  • Profiles of the 2024-25 MDA Officer, Trustee and ADA Delegation candidate
  • An inaugural department column, “The New Professional,” introduces columnist Dr. Amrita Patel discussing ‘Self-Care Strategies to Avoid Burnout'
  • A Back Page Commentary on the Integration of Oral and Medical Healthcare and how we must do better for Special Needs Patients
  • News You Need, an editorial, and regular department articles covering MDA Foundation activities, MDA Services, Dentistry and the Law, and Staff Matters

Full Issue

Cover Story

Feature Articles


Dentistry’s CDT Code: Its Origins, Use and Future
Frank J. Pokorny II, MBA, FACD(Hon)

Editorial and News


News You Need
David Foe MA


Agents of Change: Which One Are You?
Michelle C. Dziurgot DDS

Monthly Departments

Cover of the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association featuring multiple photos of dentists posing with elderly patients.