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ADA dentists attend RNC and DNC

August 01, 2016

View from the top: Dr. Rick Andolina, ADPAC chair-elect, left, and Dr. Bruce Hutchison, ADPAC chair, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Photo of Carol Gomez Summerhays and Ron Lemmo
Leaders: ADA President Carol Gomez Summerhays and Treasurer Ronald P. Lemmo attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Dozens of ADA dentists attended the Republican National Convention July 18-21 in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia. At each convention, the American Dental Political Action Committee cosponsored receptions with other health care political action committees that included members of Congress, the health care community and ADA volunteers.

“It was an honor and privilege representing ADPAC and the ADA at each event,” said Dr. Bruce Hutchison, ADPAC chair. “Each time I meet a member of Congress, I am so impressed with the credibility our great profession carries with it. Members are thankful to what dentistry and the ADA have done for them, and for the public we serve. When we talk with them and say ‘We’re from the ADA,’ they listen. I am so thankful that I got to experience both conventions. It was an experience I will never forget.”

Visit to learn more about ADPAC’s activities in the 2016 election cycle.