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ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day

Registration for the 2019 ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day is now open!

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

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


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Who should attend?

All ADA member dentists and ASDA Students are invited to join their colleagues to speak with One Voice United on Capitol Hill. All ADA Action Team Leaders are partially funded by the ADA to attend the conference and meet with their legislator.

Think about joining your colleagues, future colleagues, the American Dental Association and the American Student Dental Association in helping our current efforts on the Hill to ensure your voice is heard by lawmakers in years to come.

Lobby Day Agenda

2019 Draft Agenda

Keynote Speakers

Senator Kelly Ayotte headshot

Sen. Kelly Ayotte 

US. Senator (2011-2017); Attorney General of New Hampshire (2004-2009)

Kelly Ayotte was elected to the Senate in 2010, where she was ranked as one of the most bipartisan senators working across party lines to find solutions to our nation’s biggest challenges. During her tenure in the Senate (2011–2017), Ayotte chaired the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and the Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations. She also served on the Senate Armed Services, Budget, Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Aging Committees.

Having seen the effects of heroin and opiate addiction in New Hampshire and across the country, Senator Ayotte took a lead role in passing the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), a national response to improve prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts to stem the tide of addiction.

Ayotte graduated with honors in 1990 from Pennsylvania State University and earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from Villanova University School of Law. She is married to Joseph Daley, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, who flew combat missions in Iraq. They live in Nashua, New Hampshire, with their two children, Katherine and Jacob.


Patti Solis Doyle headshot

Patti Solis Doyle

Political Commentator, CNN

Patti Solis Doyle is a nationally recognized political organizer, campaign strategist and CNN political commentator. She speaks regularly on the rise of women and minorities in politics, presidential campaigns and issues affecting Hispanic Americans.

She began her career working on Richard Daley’s campaign for mayor of Chicago and later worked at Chicago City Hall. In 1991, she was among the first to join then-Governor Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. She served as a senior advisor to Hillary Clinton throughout that campaign and two terms in the White House. In 2000, Solis Doyle served as chief of staff to Clinton’s first Senate campaign. She later managed Senator Clinton’s political operations, PAC and 2006 re-election campaign. As campaign manager of Clinton’s presidential bid, Solis Doyle was the first Hispanic woman to lead a presidential campaign. During the 2008 general election, Solis Doyle joined the Obama for America campaign as chief of staff for vice presidential operations. She later managed day-to-day operations for vice presidential nominee Joe Biden. During the 2012 presidential election, Solis Doyle served as an advisor to the Obama-Biden campaign.

Solis Doyle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Northwestern University. She currently resides in Washington, DC, with her husband and two children.


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.