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

Are you ready to be our next advocate?

Plan to attend Lobby Day 2025

More than 1,500 dentists and dental students will come together from March 30 to April 1, 2025, for our 8th annual ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day, 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 or call 202.789.5168.

Explore the 2024 Lobby Day Issues

Dental and Optometric Care (DOC) Access Act

The bipartisan legislation would prohibit dental and vision plans from setting the fees network doctors may charge for services not covered by the insurers.

Dental and Optometric Care Access Act Issue Sheet (PDF)

Student Loan Reform

The bipartisan Resident Education Deferred Interest Act (or REDI Act) and Dental Loan Repayment Assistance Act of 2023 are key to student loan reform for students and new dentists. These bills will provide fair and reasonable ways to help offset the unprecedented levels of educational debt for dental and medical residents and dental school faculty.

Student Loan Postgraduate Debt Issue Sheet (PDF)

Oral Health Workforce

The bipartisan Action for Dental Health Act supports workforce training and oral health programs with the goal of delivering care to communities where greater access to care is most needed.

Workforce Issue Sheet (PDF)

2024 Lobby Day Issue Review

The ADA staff goes over the issues you will be lobbying on Capitol Hill at the 2024 ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day.


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