Recognizing an MDA member in practice 10 years or fewer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.
Dr. Lisa Bosch, a general dentist in Edina, Mo., has been named recipient of the 2022 Missouri Dental Association (MDA) Outstanding New Dental Leader Award. She was honored at the Association’s annual awards banquet hosted during its House of Delegates in Jefferson City, November 4, 2022.
This award recognizes an MDA member in practice 10 years or fewer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, professional and ethical conduct, and volunteer activities in their community and organized dentistry.
Dr. Bosch has been dedicated to organized dentistry since dental school, having served in various leadership roles on campus and as part of the American Student Dental Association. Since graduation, she has continued leadership within organized dentistry while also navigating the path of practice ownership as a new dentist in a rural community. She just completed her term as New Dentist Representative on the MDA Board of Trustees and has transitioned to Trustee for her local Northeast Dental Society. She has been a delegate to the MDA House of Delegates and this year was named one of the American Dental Association’s 10 Under 10 Award Winners.
Dr. Bosch serves her community as a member of the Knox County Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and 4H. She is the current president of both Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce. She is a University of Missouri Extension Council Board Member and Knox County Community Representative.
Dr. Bosch also serves as part of Still Caring Health Connection through which she provides discounted services for Drug Court participants and is a supervising dentist for student dentists in clinical volunteer activities.
This past year, she combined community action with her dental knowledge to promote the need for water fluoridation in the Clarence Cannon Water District. She dedicated many hours of her personal time to educate members of the area’s water district boards on benefits of fluoridation.
Dr. Bosch received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry and Masters in Public Health degrees from the A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health in 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Marquette University in 2004. Dr. Bosch resides with her husband and two daughters in Knox City, Mo. and owns Knox County Dental in Edina, Mo.
Click here to view the "Prize Patrol" video honoring Dr. Bosch.