Lobby Day underway in nation’s capital | American Dental Association

Lobby Day underway in nation’s capital

Photos of student Ariana Motavalli, Dr. Mark Vitale, ADA policy Corey McGee and Dr. Giorgio Di Vincenzo during 2022 Lobby Day

Skit: Members of the New Jersey Dental Association and dental student Ariana Motavalli demonstrate how to advocate during the "How to Meet With Your Member of Congress Session" at Lobby Day. From left are Ms. Motavalli, Mark Vitale, D.M.D., ADA staffer Corey McGee and Giorgio Di Vincenzo, D.M.D.

Washington — The sixth annual ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day will kick off Sunday.

More than 400 dentists and dental students are expected to attend the annual advocacy event, which is jointly hosted with the American Student Dental Association and being held in person for the first time since 2019.

During the three-day conference, attendees will take part in meetings – both virtual and in-person – with members of Congress and their staffs to advocate for legislation important to the dental profession. This year’s issues include two dental insurance reform bills, the Dental and Optometric Care Access Act and the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act; two student loan reform bills, the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act and the Student Loan Refinancing Act; and the Medicaid Dental Benefit Act.

ADA Vice President Mark Bronson and new dentist Lauren Yap during Lobby Day

Networking: ADA Second Vice President Mark Bronson, D.D.S., chats with new dentist Lauren Yap, D.M.D., during the 2022 ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day.

To keep up with all the Lobby Day activities, for the conference’s official hashtag #ToothParty and follow the ADA on Twitter and Instagram, and ASDA on Instagram.