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ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day

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April 14-16, 2019
The Washington Hilton
Washington, D.C.

Over 1100 dentists and dental students from across the country visited the nation’s capital to advocate for their patients, profession and their practice. At the ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day, attendees heard from political analysts, subject matter experts and politically involved dentists on issues that affect oral health in the United States.

Lobby Day Issue Review

New for this year in addition to our calls we are providing a recorded issue review that goes over all of the issues in detail, as well as covers some frequently asked questions about the issues and Lobby Day. Please click the link to download this review, you will also find a link to the Lobby Day issue sheets so you can follow along.

Issue Review Recording

Lobby Day Issue Sheets

Lobby Day Agenda

2019 Draft Agenda

Lobby Day Issues

McCarran-Ferguson Reform for Health Insurance

During Lobby Day we will be lobbying Congress to support amending the McCarran-Ferguson Act to empower the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice to enforce the full range of federal antitrust laws against health insurance companies engaged in anticompetitive conduct, by supporting S.350 in the Senate and H.R.1418 in the House.

McCarran-Ferguson Issue Sheet

Student Loan Programs and the Higher Education Act

The Higher Education Act is several years overdue for reauthorization, therefore during Lobby Day we will be urging Congress to reauthorize the HEA and urge them to combat the exorbitant amounts of dental student debt.

Student Loan Issue Sheet

Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act - S. 560 / H.R. 1379

One in every 33 children in the United States is born with a congenital anomaly or birth defect that affects the way they look, develop or function. A number of these congenital anomalies include severe oral and facial defects such as cleft lip or palate, skeletal and maxillofacial deformities, hypodontia (absence of teeth), and enamel hypoplasia.  With this in mind we are urging Congress to support S. 560/H.R. 1379, the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA), and urge you to co-sponsor this important bipartisan bill. By doing so, you can ensure that children suffering from congenital anomalies and birth defects are able to receive the treatment they need. 

ELSA Issue Sheet

Lobby Day Documents

ADPAC Guide to DC


For more information on the Lobby Day, please contact Peter Aiello, Grassroots Manager, at or call 202.789.5168.