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To stay on top of federal issues that affect dentistry and the public’s oral health, the ADA maintains a staff of legislative and policy experts close to Capitol Hill. Proximity, experience 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 laws and regulations that matter to dentists and the patients they serve.
Engage allows ADA members to contact their legislators and stay informed on critical public policy issues that affect dentistry.