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Advocacy

Get Involved!

Learn about important issues affecting dentistry and get involved in ADA advocacy efforts. Learn More.

 

Action for Dental Health

Learn about the ADA’s nationwide, community-based movement to end untreated dental disease in America, and see how your state compares nationally. Learn more.

 

Tackling Dental Student Debt

Learn what the ADA is doing to help mitigate the alarming levels of educational debt new dentists face. Read more.

 

The ACA and you

Learn how the Affordable Care Act affects you as a practitioner, employer, and consumer. Read more.

More than 158,000 ADA members make it possible for dentistry to be heard in Washington, D.C. With a staff of legislative and policy experts close to Capitol Hill, our proximity, experience, research and representation of the vast majority of dentists make the ADA uniquely effective in lobbying for the dental profession.

Many other critical issues are decided by legislators and regulators at the state level. Although the ADA does not lobby at the state level, we do provide expertise and resources to help state dental societies create and effectively pursue their own policy agendas.

At both the federal and state levels of government, we constantly monitor legislation and, when appropriate, engage in the debate, fighting for things that matter to dentists and the patients they serve.