Missouri Capitol Dome

MDA Dental Day at the Capitol

Make your voice heard. Join us March 1 in Jefferson City.

Info + Register
Dental Xray

MERIT Annual Meeting & Forensic CE

March 25: Forensic Dental Identification & Multiple Fatality Incident Dental Management

Info + Register
MoDental On Demand

MoDental On Demand

If it's in demand, it's On Demand. Watch, learn, connect.

Watch Now
ADA Mobile App Play Video: Connect with colleagues

Connect with colleagues

Chat 1:1 or in groups with other members using the re-imagined ADA Member App.

Download now

Welcome to the Southwest Missouri Dental Society

The Southwest Dental Society (SWDS) is a non-profit professional organization for member dentists in the following counties: Barry, Barton, Cedar, Jasper, McDonald, Newton and Vernon counties. SWDS is a local component of the tripartite association of the MDA and ADA. SWDS is governed by a Board of Directors and meets annually for a business and continuing education meeting. If you have questions, please contact us.

Upcoming Events

Spring CE Co-Hosted with KCU

March 10, 2023

Building and Leading a High-Performance Dental Team
presented by Dr. Sreenivas Koka
8am Reception (coffee & snacks); 9am-1pm CE Program (4 CEU)
Kansas City University, College of Dental Medicine, 2901 St. John's Blvd, Joplin

Sponsored in part by Henry Schein

Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Club 1201, 1201 E 32nd St, Joplin
6pm Reception; 7pm Dinner & Membership Meeting

CE Co-Hosted with KCU

Friday, April 21, 2023

Management of the Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
presented by Dr. Bradley Burnett

This full day program (6CEU) will be on the KCU-Joplin campus. The course will be hands on, utilizing the innovative SIM lab at the KCU College of Dental Medicine campus. Lunch will be provided by KCU. Details on fees and class size are still being determined. More information and registration will be provided as soon as available. 

OSHA & Infection Control

Typically in October

Details TBD 
First United Methodist Church, 501 W 4th St, Joplin
8am Registration; 9am-Noon CE Course