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Legislative and Regulatory Issues and Actions

To stay on top of federal issues that affect dentistry and the public’s oral health, the ADA maintains a staff of legislative and policy experts close to Capitol Hill. Proximity, experience and representation of the vast majority of dentists make the ADA uniquely effective in lobbying for the dental profession.

Many other critical issues are decided by legislators and regulators at the state level. Although the ADA does not lobby at the state level, we do provide expertise and resources to help state dental societies create and effectively pursue their own policy agendas.

At both the federal and state levels of government, we constantly monitor legislation and, when appropriate, engage in the debate, fighting for laws and regulations that matter to dentists and the patients they serve.

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    Contact Us

    Michael Graham, Managing Director of Government Affairs
    Federal Government Affairs
    ADA Washington Office
    1111 14th Street NW, Suite 1100
    Washington, DC 20005
    202.898.2400
    Fax: 202.898.2437
    E-mail: govtpol@ada.org

    Jon Holtzee, Director of State Government Affairs
    State Government Affairs
    Chicago Headquarters
    211 East Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    312.440.2525
    Fax: 312.440.3539
    E-mail: govtpol@ada.org

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