Students and dentists joined forces in April 2020 for ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day, conducted virtually for the first time. Nearly 600 dental students and dentists participated in training, keynote sessions and meetings with members of Congress to advance legislation important to organized dentistry.
Bills discussed with members of Congress would attempt to:
- Ease the burden of student debt H.R. 1918
- Provide COVID-19 tax relief to dental practitioners H.R. 2079
- Reduce barriers to care for patients with congenital anomalies and birth defects H.R. 1916 and S. 754
Check out this video to see how dental students connected with members of Congress at Lobby Day!
Advocacy doesn’t only happen at ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day! You can still help advance these issues and others by sending pre-populated messages to members of Congress through ASDA's advocacy alert system: ASDA Action.
Take action today to urge members of Congress to support these and other bills of importance to dental students, dentists and the patients we serve.