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Dental and Optometric Care Access Act (DOC Access Act)

The ADA is working to prevent dental insurers from interfering when a contract dentist agrees to furnish a non-plan service to a patient who knows the service not covered by his or her plan. This includes preventing insurers from arbitrarily changing the terms and conditions of the practitioner's contract without the practitioner's acknowledgement and acceptance of the new terms of service.

In Congress

The Association's positions are based on the major policies and positions (PDF) (Members Only) adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.
ADA News
Related stories from the dental profession's most widely read news source, ADA News.
  • ODC continues to support DOC Access Act (ADA News 10/21/19)
  • ADA president gets to know Washington (ADA News 10/18/19)
  • Dentists flood Capitol Hill (ADA News 4/18/18)
  • Issues take center stage at ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day (ADA News 4/9/18)
  • ADA advocacy highlights from a busy 2017 (ADA News 1/16/18)
  • American Optometric Associations visits ADA (ADA News 10/13/17)
  • ADA reaffirms support for Dental and Optometric Care Access Act (ADA News 4/25/17)
  • ADA, AOA support bill to prohibit fee setting for noncovered services (ADA News 3/21/17)
  • 'Advocacy is one of the ADA's most important duties' (ADA News 5/3/16)
  • ADA, optometric association encourage federal legislation to eliminate noncovered services (ADA News 3/23/16)

Contact Us

Contacts
Government and Public Affairs Washington Office
202.898.2400
Email: govtpol@ada.org

State Government Affairs
312.440.2525
Email: govtpol@ada.org

American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC)
202.898.2424
Email: adpac@ada.org

Media Relations
Journalists may contact the media relations department at:

Media Relations
312.440.2806
Email: mediarelations@ada.org


Prepared by: Division of Government and Public Affairs

Last Updated: October 17, 2019