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Every spring hundreds of dentists gather together in the nation’s capital to advocate for their patients, profession and their practice. At the Washington Leadership Conference, you will hear from political analysts, subject matter experts, members of Congress and politically involved dentists on issues that affect oral health in the United States. Join your colleagues and the American Dental Association in helping the current efforts on the Hill to ensure your voice is heard by lawmakers.

The 2014 Washington Leadership Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC from May 19 – 21, 2014.

Register Now

After registering for the conference, please book your room at the JW Marriott or call 877.212.5752.  The ADA has secured a special rate of $328 single/double (plus 14.5% tax) for conference attendees.  Please be sure to mention the ADA Washington Leadership Conference when calling to receive this special group rate.  You should book your hotel room as soon as possible.

View the draft agenda for the 2014 Washington Leadership Conference.  Please check back here for more information on the legislative issues we will discuss on Capitol Hill.

Who should attend?

All ADA member dentists are invited to join their colleagues to speak with One Voice United on Capitol Hill. All Action Team Leaders are partially funded by the ADA to attend the conference and meet with their legislator. View full details on the ADA Travel Policy.

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Keynote Speaker

The ADA is pleased to announce Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary and current Fox News Host as the keynote speaker for the Washington Leadership Conference. As only the second female press secretary in U.S. history and one of the most widely-respected members of President Bush's senior staff, she is an expert in crafting and communicating key messages under stressful conditions and a keen analyst of the latest political news. Ms. Perino will also be the special guest at ADPAC's Diamond Club Reception which will directly follow her keynote address.


For more information on the Washington Leadership Conference, please contact Nick DeSarno, Grassroots Manager, at or call 202.789.5168.