To qualify for retired membership, and reduced dues, a dentist may no longer be earning an income from serving as dental school faculty, as a dental administrator or consultant, or as a practitioner of any activity which requires a license to practice dentistry or dental hygiene.
To activate Retired Membership, please complete and return the Affidavit for Retired Membership
to Susan Prosperi, Membership Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or via fax at 314-569-0448.
The Missouri Dental Board grants volunteer licenses
to retired dentists and dental hygienists. To be eligible for a volunteer license, the practitioner is required to have been licensed for at least 10 years, with a license that has not been lapsed for the four years prior to the application and must have a license in good standing at retirement. They are also required to have met examination and other requirements. Dentists and hygienists are not required to pay any fee for volunteer licenses.
Dentists and dental hygienists with volunteer licenses must renew their volunteer licenses every two years and are required to submit evidence of current certification in basic life support and complete continuing education requirements of 40 hours every two years for dentists and 25 hours every two years for hygienists.
Practice Transitions: Selling or Closing Your Practice
Both the MDA
and the ADA
have many resources available to help guide you through this important transition.
The ADA Guide to Closing a Dental Practice
contains useful information to help you with the many details involved in ending a practice. This resource contains information regarding informing patients and authorities of the closing of the practice; steps to dismiss the staff; disposing of dental equipment, supplies and instruments; and how to deal with patient records.