Festive décor, evening gowns, memories and fireworks were all part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration last night at the MDA’s 150th anniversary banquet. Close to 175 attendees ranging from current dental students to 50-year members reveled together over cocktails and steak dinner at tables decked out with special wine glasses and ornaments commemorating the special occasion. Everyone left with a keepsake, but the real treat was reliving the proud history of the MDA. A special display and a chance to order the limited edition anniversary book covered the first 100 years but we had some real life witnesses to help us recall the last 50 years. Perhaps the most special part of the program was when more than a dozen past MDA presidents took the stage. We are fortunate to have so many excellent leaders in our association.
For a full recap of all the award winners and more photos, be sure to watch Facebook and the next issue of the Focus. A most special thanks to Missouri Dental Insurance Services for making this evening possible through their generous sponsorship.