ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day

Join thousands of dentists and dental students to advocate for your patients, profession and practice.

Capitol Dome with Lobby Day Logo

Mark your calendar for Lobby Day 2023

More than 1,000 dentists and dental students will come together on March 5 - 7, 2023 at the Marriott Marquis  in Washington, D.C. to explore the issues and take action. Plan now to attend our annual gathering.

Make your voice heard

Every year, Lobby Day gives you the chance to learn more about issues and policies that affect the nation’s oral health. Hear from political analysts, subject matter experts and dentists who are working with Congress and other federal officials to represent our industry — and find out how you can get involved. Questions? Contact the ADA’s Grassroots Advocacy Manager here or call 202.789.5168.

2022 Lobby Day Issues

Resident Education Deferred Interest Act H.R. 4221/S. 3658, and the Student Loan Refinancing Act H.R. 2160
The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act S. 754/H.R. 1916
The Medicaid Dental Benefit Act S. 3166 / H.R. 4439
The Dental and Optometric Care (DOC) Access Act, S. 1793/ H.R. 3461

Lobby Day Review of the Issues

Staff from the ADA Regulatory team provide an in-depth analysis of the Lobby Day issues.

More Lobby Day materials

Download info sheets on key Lobby Day issues such as COVID-19 relief [PDF], the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA) [PDF], and the postgraduate debt burden faced by many dental students.