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Federal Dental Services

The ADA is working with policy makers to affirm the responsibility and authority of dentists charged with providing oral health care in their respective federal services.

  • Securing the necessary funding and resources for federal service dentists to provide optimal dental care to military personnel and their families, and otherwise fulfill their mission(s).

  • Appropriately compensating federal dentists in a manner consistent with their training, experience, and the difficult circumstances in which they practice.

  • Establishing a 2-star General or Admiral rank, or equivalent civilian grade, for chief dental officers in all federal dental services.

The Association's priorities are based on the major policies and positions (PDF) (Members Only) adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.

Letters and Testimony

Letters and Testimony reflect the Association's position(s) on specific bills, regulations, and other policy issues, and are based on the major policies and positions (PDF) (Members Only) adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.

Additional Resources
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  • Learn about legislative and regulatory issues that could affect dentists as practitioners, employers, and consumers.

TAKE ACTION by talking to your legislators.
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Email: govtpol@ada.org

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Chicago, IL 60611
Email: fdsmember@ada.org

Last updated on January 2, 2020