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ADA Engage

Get involved and have your voice heard in D.C. on issues that affect your practice and patients. Learn More.


President Signs Section 179 Tax Provision

President Obama signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act on Dec. 19. The ADA worked hard to ensure passage of this law, which allows small businesses to write off up to $500,000 of capital investment in 2014. Read 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.


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.

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.